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Agua Caliente Indian Reservation

Agua Caliente Indian Reservation
Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, 92264
The Agua Caliente Indian Reservation occupies 126.706 km2 (48.921 sq mi), including parts of the cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Rancho Mirage.

AIDS National Memorial Grove

AIDS  National Memorial Grove
San Francisco, California
The AIDS Memorial Grove is dedicated to individuals who have died as a result of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Owned and administered by the City of San Francisco, it is an affiliated area of the National Park Service.

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
California
Often referred to as "The Rock" or simply Alcatraz, the island has been the location of a lighthouse, a fort, a military and federal prison and an American Indian protest. It has become a popular tourist attraction.

Altaville Grammar School

Altaville Grammar School
Altaville, Calaveras County, California, 95221
This is one of the oldest grammar schools in California. It was built in 1858 of brick and remained in use until 1950, when it was replaced by the Mark Twain Elementary School. It now serves as an example of a typical schoolroom of the 19th century.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park
San Diego, California, 92104
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) urban cultural park in San Diego, California. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the San Diego Zoo.

California State Capitol

California State Capitol
Sacramento, California, 95814
The California Capitol building is home to the Office of the Governor, the California Legislature and the State Capitol Museum. Like many capitols around the country, it is neoclassical in design and has a dome.

California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico
Chico, Butte County, California, 95929
California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the California State University system. Founded in 1887 as the Northern Branch State Normal School of California, it became part of the state university system in 1972.

California's Great America

California's Great America
Santa Clara, California, 95054
California's Great America is a 100-acre (40 ha) amusement park located in Santa Clara, California. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair, it originally opened as Great America in 1976 as one of two parks built and operated by the Marriott Corporation.

Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park
Anaheim, Orange County, California
Disneyland has been officially renamed Disneyland Park in order to distinguish it from the larger Disneyland Resort complex of which it is a part.

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf
San Fransico, California
Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street.

Fox Studios

Fox Studios
Los Angeles, California, 90035
Fox is one of the six major American film studios. The company was founded in 1935, as the result of a merger of two entities, Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures.

Gamble House

Gamble House
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, 91103
Built for one of the owners of the Proctor and Gamble Company, the house is a notable example of the Arts and Crafts style of architecture. It played the part of Dr. Emmett Brown's home in the movie "Back To The Future."

Go For Broke Monument

Go For Broke Monument
Los Angeles, California
The Go For Broke Monument commemorates Japanese Americans who served overseas in the United States Military during World War II. The monument's wall lists the names of 16,126 Nisei (Second generation Japanese-American) soldiers.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles, California, 90027
Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park.

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle
San Simeon, California, 93452
Hearst Castle was designed by architect Julia Morgan, between 1919 and 1947, as a residence for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951.

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign
Los Angeles, California, 90068
The sign originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND," and its purpose was to advertise a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles in 1923.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood, California
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

Hotel Roosevelt

Hotel Roosevelt
Los Angeles, California, 90028
The hotel was named after President Theodore Roosevelt. On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards were presented at a private dinner held at the Roosevelt Hotel.

James Dean Memorial

James Dean Memorial
Cholame, California
Famous for his role in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause," James Dean was one of America's most famous teen idols. The irony that the racing enthusiast died in a car accident is reflected in the unique design of this memorial.

Knott's Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm
Buena Park, California, 90620
Knott's Berry Farm is a 160-acre (65 ha) amusement park in Buena Park, California, owned by Cedar Fair. It was the twelfth most visited theme park in North America in 2015.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe
California
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. Lying at 6,225 feet, it straddles the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.

Legoland California

Legoland California
Carlsbad, California, 92008
Legoland California is a theme park, miniature park, and aquarium located in Carlsbad, California, based on the Lego toy brand. The park is currently owned by Merlin Entertainments, which took a controlling interest in 2005.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey, California, 93940
The Monterey Bay Aquarium was founded in 1984 and is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row. It holds thousands of plants and animals, representing more than 600 species on display.

Muir Woods

Muir Woods
Mill Valley, California, 94941
Muir Woods National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 12 miles (19 km) north of San Francisco

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, 90038
Founded on May 8, 1912, Paramount is the oldest functioning movie studio in the United States. It produced many of the early movie stars including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, and Rudolph Valentino.

Point Montara Light

Point Montara Light
Moss Beach, San Mateo County, California, 94038
Established in February 1875, the current tower was first erected in 1881 in Massachusetts as the Mayo Beach Lighthouse. It was moved and rebuilt as the Point Montara Light station in 1928.

Randy's Donuts

Randy's Donuts
Inglewood, California, 90301
Randy's is one of four surviving buildings that feature the giant donut sculptures created by Robert Graham. The drive-in donut shop is open 24 hours a day.

Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood National and State Parks
California
With an area of 112,512 acres (45,500 ha), the parks protect 45% of the remaining groves of coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth.

RMS Queen Mary

RMS Queen Mary
Long Beach, California, 90802
RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line. Queen Mary was the flagship of the Cunard Line from May 1936 until October 1946 when she was replaced by Queen Elizbeth.

Sacramento Convention Center Complex

Sacramento Convention Center Complex
Sacramento, California, 95814
The Sacramento Convention Center Complex is a complex of entertainment venues and a convention center located in downtown Sacramento, California.

Sacramento Zoo

Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento, California, 95822
The Sacramento Zoo is a zoo located in William Land Park in Sacramento, California. It opened on June 2, 1927, with 40 animals.

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
San Diego, California, 92104
The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. Its parent organization, San Diego Zoo Global, is one of the largest zoological membership associations in the world.

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego, California, 92109
SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California. SeaWorld San Diego is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park
California
Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California, in the United States. It was established on September 25, 1890. The park spans 404,064 acres (631.35 sq mi; 163,518.90 ha; 1,635.19 km2).

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Valencia, California, 91355
Six Flags Magic Mountain is a 262-acre (106 ha) theme park located in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California, north of Los Angeles. It opened on May 30, 1971, as Magic Mountain, a development of the Newhall Land and Farming Company.

Universal Studios

Universal Studios
Universal City, California, 91608
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the Universal City community of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House
San Jose, California, 95128
The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, which was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester.

World's Tallest Thermometer

World's Tallest Thermometer
Baker, San Bernardino County, California
This 134 feet tall electric thermometer was built in 1991 as a tribute to the record temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park
California, 95389
Yosemite National Park is a national park spanning portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in Northern California. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres.

California

California State Flag
Postal Code: CA
Capital City: Sacramento
Became a State: September 9, 1850
Population: 39,144,818*
Area: 163,694.74 miles2 (423,969.80 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Top 10 Most Popular California Landmarks

  1. Golden Gate Bridge
  2. Alcatraz Island
  3. Disneyland Park
  4. Redwood National and State Parks
  5. Hollywood Sign
  6. Randy's Donuts
  7. World's Tallest Thermometer
  8. California State Capitol
  9. Fox Studios
  10. Gamble House

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