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  • Bailey Art Museum - Robots of Clayton Bailey

    Bailey Art Museum - Robots of Clayton Bailey

    Crockett, California

    Cybernetic sculpture gallery and cabinet of curiosities for artists Clayton and Betty Bailey.

  • San Francisco Dungeon

    San Francisco Dungeon

    San Francisco, California

    Torture, kidnapping and murder by the Bay. Experience 360 degrees of vile characters from SF's history.

  • Nixon Presidential Library & Museum

    Nixon Presidential Library & Museum

    Yorba Linda, California

    The birthplace and museum of America's 37th President, who resigned in Watergate cover-up disgrace in August 1974.

  • Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center

    Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center

    Richmond, California

    We can do it! poster icon is the hook for the only national historic park about the WWII Home Front.

  • Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum

    Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum

    Carlsbad, California

    Prepare to squint at tiny functioning replicas of plane engines, cars, even pistols.

  • Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

    Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

    Santa Cruz, California

    Gravity misbehaves, but tour guides help visitors navigate the cockeyed hill.

  • Miwoks, Chosen Family, Grateful Dead

    Miwoks, Chosen Family, Grateful Dead

    Novato, California

    Scenic land enjoyed by the Miwok people for 8,000 years, and the Grateful Dead for two months.

  • Bigfoot Discovery Museum

    Bigfoot Discovery Museum

    Felton, California

    The hairy biped, spotted between surfing beaches and Silicon Valley.

  • Columbia, Challenger, and Criswell in Valhalla

    Columbia, Challenger, and Criswell in Valhalla

    North Hollywood, California

    Valhalla Memorial Park contains the Portal of the Folded Wing, a space shuttle replica, and the earthly remains of the Amazing Criswell.

  • Magic Bus

    Magic Bus

    San Francisco, California

    Trippy tour of the Summer of Love using an old bus and 21st century tech.

  • Borax Visitor Center

    Borax Visitor Center

    Boron, California

    Museum sits atop mountain of tailings, looks down into pit. Learn about borates, mules, and Ronald Reagan.

  • Quack-Founded Town With Last Name in the Alphabet

    Quack-Founded Town With Last Name in the Alphabet

    Zzyzx, California

    Bogus medicine evangelist built a desert oasis resort -- "the last name in health" -- before he was kicked out by the feds.

  • Queen Califia's Magical Circular Garden

    Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden

    Escondido, California

    Unique public sculpture environment -- a walled knot of arty phantasma and childhood fever dream.

  • Museum of Jurassic Technology

    Museum of Jurassic Technology

    Culver City, California

    A collection both cryptic and illuminating, dedicated to raising public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic.

  • Folsom Prison Museum

    Folsom Prison Museum

    Folsom, California

    California's famous pen, chronicled by its retired guards.

  • Museum of Death

    Museum of Death

    Hollywood, California

    Grisly romp through funeral customs, celebrity murders, freak animals, and art of the condemned.

  • Pez Museum

    Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

    Burlingame, California

    Pellet-Regurgitating Pez Dispensers -- they're all here, along with the World's Largest.

  • Bob Hope

    Bob Hope Memorial

    San Diego, California

    Bob Hope statue entertains the troops' statues with a never-ending joke.

  • Building shaped like a bulldozer

    Bulldozer Building

    Turlock, California

    People rent and sell bulldozers inside this building shaped like a bulldozer.

  • Bosco, Dog Mayor of Sunol

    Bosco the Dog Mayor

    Sunol, California

    The town of Sunol pays tribute to their leader with varying degrees of reverence.

  • Great Statues of Auburn

    The Great Statues of Auburn

    Auburn, California

    Concrete colossi built by dentist Ken Fox.

  • Geyser erupts

    Old Faithful Geyser of California

    Calistoga, California

    A naturally reliable tourist attraction, with occasional bladder problems.

  • Toad Hollow

    Toad Hollow - Tunnel for Toad Traffic

    Davis, California

    The city of Davis built special tunnels so toads wouldn't be squished crossing the highway. A toad bedroom community soon arose....

  • Pee Wee Golf

    Pee Wee Golf

    Guerneville, California

    This 36-hole course may be the Birthplace of Odd Golf Sculpture.

  • Big Shoe

    Big Shoe

    Bakersfield, California

    Building shaped like a shoe where you can still get faulty footwear fixed.

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