Fun and Funky Things to Do | California
The great state of California is not only full of beautiful sights, but it is also full of fun and quirky places to stop during your journey. Here are a few spots you may want to stop and see during your visit to California.
Great Statues, Auburn
Within the town of Auburn there are a few amazing giant statues. The largest of these is over 40 feet tall and weighs over 120 tons. These statues include Amazon archers, a nude man wrestling with chains, and a coolie pushing a wheelbarrow. The statues in Auburn were created by Ken Fox, a dentist in the town. Some of the statues are placed in the parking lot for his dentists office. The more minimally clad statues are located closer to Ken Foxes home, rather than right in town.
Calistoga's Old Faithful Geyser
One of Calistoga's attractions is California's Old Faithful Geyser. This geyser is one of the few in the world that erupts with regularity. Old Faithful of California erupts approximately every half hour. The geyser erupts steam and scalding water, which sprays 60 to 100 feet in the air. Visitors can learn all about the unique geological circumstances that create geysers, while watching Old Faithful erupt.
Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
The Winchester Mystery House has to be one of California's most unique destinations, probably one of the most unique location in the country. This house was built by Sarah Winchester with the legacy of the Winchester rifle. After the deaths of her child and husband Sarah Winchester started adding all manner of unique architectural features to her home. Some speculate that she created the house to ward of ghosts. Visitors will see twisting hallways, secret passageways, and even doors that lead to nowhere.
Museum of Pez Memorabilia, Burlingame
This fun and unique little museum is located in a small storefront that only has two rooms open to the public. These rooms are filled with Pez dispensers. The museum's collection includes all 550 characters that Pez ever made. Visitors to the museum can be treated to a tour of the collection, the owners show visitors their favorite Pez characters as well as learn all about the history of Pez. The Museum of Pez Memorabilia is certainly a Pez lovers dream, and it is a lot of fun for those who don't know much about Pez.
Route 66 Museum, Barstow
Travelers in California should stop at the Route 66 Museum in Barstow, California. The museum is located in a former Harvey House, Casa Del Desierto. The Harvey Houses were run by the Fred Harvey Company and built by the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company. The museum has lots of information about Route 66, including photos and artifacts. As well as learning about the interesting history of the Harvey Houses.