The Winchester Mystery House.

Arguably one of the most famous homes in the United States, the Winchester Mystery House is a sight to behold. Extremely popular among the paranormal community, the house is known for not only its wild design, but its numerous ghosts. Whether the house is really haunted is highly debatable, but one thing that isn’t – …

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Etiwanda Falls, Southern California.

Found within the North Etiwanda Preserve in Southern California, near the cities of Fontana, Upland, and Rancho Cucamonga, the preserve is a fantastic place for a day hike. Located at the very tip-top of Etiwanda Avenue, in Rancho Cucamonga, it’s not hard to find (just get on Etiwanda Avenue and follow it up until it …

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (Simi Valley, CA).

Given that California is the most populated state in the nation (and has been for quite some time), it’s rather surprising that only ONE president out of 46 was born and raised in California… and it wasn’t even Ronald Reagan. Nope, that honor goes to Richard Nixon. However, Reagan did hail from California when he …

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Mount San Jacinto State Park: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

If you’ve ever driven to Palm Springs, whether coming from the west - or from Blythe and Arizona to the east - you cannot miss the magnificent, looming mountains that contain the peak of Mount San Jacinto. It’s the first range of mountains you see when driving in from the barren Sonoran Desert, coming from …

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Laguna Beach Pirate Tower: Ahoy matey!

On Victoria Beach, in the famous city of Laguna Beach, and right off the equally famous PCH (Pacific Coast Highway), stands a lone "pirate tower". Pushed up against the cliff and directly below homes costing an average of $4 million, it’s an interesting sight to behold. It’s obviously not a real pirate’s tower, but one …

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Dinny & Mr. Rex: The World’s Biggest Dinos (Allegedly).

Mr. Rex. The overlords of the Dinos routinely paint them to match the season. For example, right now Mr. Rex is painted to look like the Easter bunny. Here he is all painted up for Valentine’s Day. On the edge of the Colorado Desert, mere feet away from I-40, sit two mammoth plastic dinosaurs named …

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Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch: A California Desert Adventure.

Nestled in a back corner of the Mojave Desert in Southern California, sits the eccentric and creative Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch. Only mere feet from the iconic Route 66, it’s an interesting place. The closest “town” is Oro Grande approximately 10 minutes away, which is technically an “unincorporated territory” within San Bernardino County. The closest …

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The Vasquez Rocks: Home of the Bandido.

In the Sierra Pelona Mountains in northern Los Angeles County, near the small town of Agua Dulce, California, sits a collection of rocks that are really cool, and really famous. Formally known as Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, many call it simply the Vasquez Rocks, so I will refer to it as such. This 932-acre …

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Joshua Tree National Park.

Located within the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, Joshua Tree National Park is a must visit, at least once. While located practically inside the city of Joshua Tree, the park is not named after the city, but rather for the actual Joshua Trees that grow here. It sits about one hour from Palm Springs, 1.5 hours …

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Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum: it’s really weird.

"I do not wish to be an artist. I only wish that art enables me to be." - Noah Purifoy Nestled in a corner of the desert, down a worn, bumpy dirt road in Joshua Tree, California, sits an outdoor museum that is interesting and very unique. Located at 63030 Blair Lane, it's hours are …

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