Roadside Attractions - California
Here are links to some notable roadside attractions (past and present) found along Route 40.
|Madonna of the Trail - California (Upland, CA)|
"The monument is located on old U.S. Route 66, at Foothill Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Upland, California.
This monument was dedicated on February 1......"
|Post Office (Auburn, CA)|
"This location is now a bank......."
|Auburn Great Statues (Auburn, CA)|
"Local dentist Kenneth Fox created this mammoth sculptures. Each is about 30-40 feet tall and are made from concrete poured on steel frames.
|Old Post Office (Auburn, CA)|
"This is the oldest continuously operating post office west of the Mississippi River!......"
|Herald Building (site) (Auburn, CA)|
"This building was razed in the 1950s when Route 40 was expanded. The Herald sign now sits in a small roadside park at the top of the hill at the inte......"
|Toad Tunnel (Davis, CA)|
"As a result of too many squished hoppers, the folks in Davis decided to give the frog population a safer way to cross a busy road. (The tunnel is actu......"
|Dixie the Dinosaur (site) (Dixon, CA)|
"Dixie the Dinosaur was a 50 foot tall and 71 foot long life-sized model of a brachiosaurus. She was built by William Kreysler & Associated in Petalun......"
|Patty Hearst Kidnapping Scene (Berkeley, CA)|
"Definitely not a tourist attraction, but worth checking out if you're into famous crime scenes. Patty and her boyfriend Steven Weed lived in this apar......"
|Idora Park (site) (Oakland, CA)|
"The park was bound by 56th and 58th Streets and Telegraph and Shattuck Avenues. The site of the old amusement park is now a residential community......."
|Hearst Building (San Francisco, CA)|
"Built in 1909. Former home to the San Francisco Examiner......."
|Defenestration (San Francisco, CA)|
"A work of art created by Brian Groggin saluting the act of throwing things out of windows. Twenty-three household objects were affixed to the side of ......"
|Richard Brautigan Apartment (San Francisco, CA)|
"Writer Richard Brautigan lived in this apartment beginning in the autumn of 1956 through the following summer......."
|Musée Mécanique (San Francisco, CA)|
"From their web site:
"One of the largest privately owned collections of Antique coin-operated automatic mechanical musical instruments in the world. ......"
|Antique Vibrator Museum (San Francisco, CA)|
"I won't say a word about this museum. Let your imaginations run wild and you'll probably be right......."
|Wave Organ (San Francisco, CA)|
"Developed by Peter Richards in 1986, the wave organ lets ocean waves create musical sounds. 25 PVC and concrete pipes provide the medium for the notes......"
|Patty Hearst Arrest Location (San Francisco, CA)|
"After joining forces with her SLA abductors, Patty Hearst was captured at an apartment on the second floor of this building.
Like her Benvenue Avenue......"
|Paul's Hat Works (San Francisco, CA)|
"One of the few places that still makes hats on site......."
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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09