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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.

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.

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.

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.

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign
Los Angeles, California
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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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Top 10 Most Popular California Landmarks

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

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