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Monday, March 18, 2013

Weird California

If you're looking for offbeat places to visit then Weird California by Greg Bishop, Joe Oesterle, and Mike Marinacci is the book for you.

If you enjoy music, there are a few strange places you may want to visit. Sand dunes in certain areas are known to causes "harplike" or cymbal sounds. Curious? You can visit them at Kelso Dunes outside of Kelso, California to hear for yourself. The "Wave Organ" in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is the creation of Peter Richards and George Gonzalez. As the waves crash against the open ends, the pipes release the sound. It's said that it's best to visit during high tide to get the best experience.

Did you know that the center of the world is located in California? In fact, it's "official". You can even get your photo taken with it along with a signed certificate to say you were there. Visit Felicity, California for this amazing opportunity.

Salvation Mountain found off of Highway 111, near Niland, is Leonard Knight's labor of love. Wanting to share the gospel message with others, he painted a mountain. He continues to add to it by mixing mud and straw to make creations and then paint them.

If you're looking for a place to stay that's a little unusual, consider stopping at the Madonna Inn located in San Luis Bispo. Each room is unique in its decoration. Some boast simple amenities like a fireplace or a balcony, but others have more interesting amenities like a rock shower or a water fall.

You can find this and much more in this unusual travel guide.

Other books in this series:
Weird Hollywood
Weird Oregon
Weird Washington

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