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Santa Barbara, California

Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park

Colorful Native American paintings are hidden within this small cavern.
Santa Barbara, California

Cold Spring Canyon Arch Bridge

California's largest steel arch bridge.
Carpinteria, California

Carpinteria Valley Museum

Its vast collection details the history of this Santa Barbara beach town.
Santa Barbara, California

The Mural Room

One incredible room in the Santa Barbara Courthouse is covered in wall-to-wall canvas murals.
Fountain Valley, California

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Statue

A statue of one of Mexico's founding fathers, located... not in Mexico
Newport Beach, California

Fashion Island Wind Chimes

These were the largest wind chimes in the world when artist Tom Van Sant created them for a California mall in 1967.
Irvine, California

Peter the Anteater Statue

This bronze statue commemorates the strange and beloved mascot of UC Irvine—the only university to be represented by a giant anteater.
Irvine, California

The Original Taco Bell Building

Someone really, really wanted to save this fast-food icon from demolition.
Anaheim, California

Jack Norworth Memorial Marker

The final resting place of the songwriter who penned “Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
Tustin, California

Little Tree Church

A very tiny church, bisected by a now-dead oak tree and marooned in the middle of a shopping center parking lot.
Santa Fe Springs, California

Hathaway Ranch and Oil Museum

Working mining and drilling equipment demonstrate 150 years of energy history.
Los Angeles, California

Charlotte and Robert Disney House

This humble American Craftsman home is where the Disney brothers’ animation business took flight in 1923.
Los Angeles, California

'Dan the Miner'

Murder, searching for gold, and being cut in half—the memorial statue of Daniel O. McCarthy and the Pioneers of '49
Los Angeles, California

The Bust of Juan Bautista De Anza

Anza led the first Spanish settlers from Mexico to Monterey, California in the 1770s.
Los Angeles, California

Helios House

First LEED-certified gas station in the United States.
Beverly Hills, California

Union 76 Gas Station

The dramatic upward-curving roof is one of the most iconic examples of Googie architecture that still stands today.
Beverly Hills, California

'Celluloid' Monument

A tribute to the movie stars who fought to keep Beverly Hills separate from Los Angeles.
Beverly Hills, California

Will Rogers Memorial Park

Hidden away among the quiet streets of Beverly Hills, this small park is a haven for walkers and wildlife.
West Hollywood, California

Back Lot

Peek inside Howard Hughes' garage at this Hollywood-themed art installation.
Los Angeles, California

The Houdini Estate

A master of deception, Harry Houdini's greatest trick may have been living in two places at once.
Los Angeles, California

Brady Bunch Home

The exterior of this home was used for the hit television show, The Brady Bunch.
Burbank, California

'The Cameraman'

This statue celebrating early Hollywood is largely forgotten, while its twin replica at Walt Disney World has become an icon.
Denver, Colorado

Meow Wolf Convergence Station

A multiversal transit station located right below a highway interchange.
Oxnard, California

Pleasant Valley Historic Cemetery and Japanese Cemetery

Two side-by-side historic and closed cemeteries.