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Roadtrip LA-Chicago

U N I T E D S T A T E S  O F A M E R I C A


Please note that the information on my USA Page won’t be updated!
Most of the info is from the time when I VISITED those places (2006-2013)!
As mentioned on my intro page, I cannot be held responsible for any misleading info/writings!

You can also look up the following in the index:
lighthouses along the Coast of California film studios in California - curiosity -

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Roadtrip Los Angeles to Chicago
Highway 93, Nevada
Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada
Pacific Coast Highway
CA 395 - nach Nordkalifornien
Historic Route 66
Ancient Road 53, New Mexico

17 Miles Drive   along PCH

A               back
Adelanto   CA 395
Alabama Hills, CA   along 395
Alamo, Texas
Alamo Village, Texas   John Wayne
Alcatraz    San Francisco, CA
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA
Ancient Road 53, New Mexico
Angel Flights, Los Angeles Downtown, CA
Angeleno Heights  - Victorian Houses, Michael Jackson’s Thriller House, “Charmed” House
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, CA           (Mohnblumen Park)
Anza Borrego State Park, CA        Borrego Springs Statues
Apache Trail, AZ     (tolle Fahrt durch die Natur inkl. Seen, Ghosttown, Wanderwege/ GhostTown, Lake, nature)
Area 51, NV
Astro Burger    CA395
Avery Island, Louisiana (Tobasco)

B                 back

Baker, CA  biggest thermometer
Bandera Volcano, New Mexico
Battery Point Lighthouse, CA
Bay Bridge, San Francisco, CA
Beverly Hills, CA
Big Bear Lake, CA
Big Island, Hawaii
Big Sur, CA
Bishop, CA
Bodega Bay, CA    along PCH
Bodie Ghosttown, CA
Borrego Springs Statues, CA
Bryce Canyon National Park in winter, Utah
Charles Bukowski    writer 

C                  back

Cabazon, CA    Dinosaurier Park plus Dinos kostenlos zu besichtigen
Cable Car, San Francisco, CA
California Parks   National and State Parks
Cannery Row, CA
Cathedral Gorge State Park, NV
Cave Lake, NV
Chandelier Drive Thru Tree, CA
Charmed TV Serien Haus, Angelino Heights, CA
Chicago, Illinois
Chiricahua National Park, AZ
Cholame, CA               (place where James Dean died in a car crash / Memorial)
Christ Desert Park, Yucca Valley, CA  - close to Joshua Park Tree
Cincinati, Kentucky
City Hall, Los Angeles Downtown, CA
Coit Tower, San Francisco, CA
Comins Lake, NV
Compton, CA    off limits to tourists, South Los Angeles   no pics for you though i have some :-)   
Convict Lake, CA
Coral Pink Sand Dunes, UT
Costa Rica
Crescent City, CA    at PCH   North California
Culver City, CA              (alte Filmstadt / former town of THE film location, still home to SONY Studios)   ok, but under construction

Curiosity things and places:
- Area 51, NV    driving on Extraterrestrial Highway in Nevada
- Christ Desert Museum, CA (close to Joshua Tree park NP)
- Day of the Death, Los Angeles
- Dinosaurs, Cabazon, CA
- Flintstones Park, AZ  (close to Grand Canyon)
- Kramer Services
- Landers, CA    Integration (very close to Joshua Tree National Park)
- Mystery Spot, CA
- Noah Purifoy Desert Museum  (close to Joshua Tree NP)
- Salvation Mountain, CA  (nearest places are Salton Sea, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego SP)
- Shoe Tree at Amboy, CA
- Zzyzx
- Trading Post and Rattle Snake Ranch, CA 3

D              back

Davenport, CA
Day of the Death Celebration, Hollywood, CA
Death Valley National Park, CA/NV
Del Rio, Texas
Descanso Gardens, La Canada/Flintridge, CA      (Gartenanlage)
Devils Postpile Monument, CA
Disney Studios, CA
Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Dodger Stadium, CA

E              back

Elvis Presley, Memphis, Tennessee: Graceland, Sun Studio
Ely, NV       upload November 20, 2010
Eureka, CA
Extraterrestrial Highway, NV          upload November 10, 2010


F               back

Fairmount, Indiana   (home of animation character Garfield and actor James Dean)
Fairmount Museum, Indiana
Film Studios:   ok, but under construction
  - Disney Studios   (closed to the public, no tours available)
  - Jim Henson Studios   (closed to public)
  - Paramount Studios 
  - Sony Studios
  - Universal Studios
  - Warner Bros. Studios

Flintstones PreHistoric Park, AZ     September 27, 2010
Fort Bragg, CA
Four Aces     Movie Location, CA   at Lake Los Angeles / Desert

G             back

Getty Center, CA               (Museum) 
Getty Villa, CA            (Museum)
Ghosttown Goldfield bei Apache Trail, AZ
Ghosttown Bodie, CA
Ghosttown Randsburg, CA 395
Ghosttown Shafter, Texas
Giant Rock, Landers, CA     close to Joshua Tree Park      UFO meetings, biggest free standing boulder
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
Grand Canyon, AZ      September 26, 2010
Grauman Mann Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Great Smokey Mountains, Tennessee
Greystone Mansion, Los Angeles, CA

Guitar Center, Hollywood, CA      (Abdruecke von Gitarristen, Gitarrenladen / hand prints of famous rockstars)  ok, but under construction

H             back

Highway 93, Nevada
Hi-Vista    Church - film location of Kill Bill
Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
Hollywood, CA  ok, but under construction
Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, CA    It is forbidden to walk up to the sign! Please be aware of any official and warning signs all around it and respect it
Honeydew, CA
Hoover Dam, NV      upload November 20, 2010
Horseshoe Bay - Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island       bei San Diego, CA        Filmlocation: “Some like it hot” mit Marilyn Monroe
House of Mystery, OR
Huntington Library and Gardens, Pasadena, CA


I                   back

Integration, Landers, CA    spirituel     build by George van Tassel / close to Joshua Tree Park and very close to Giant Rock

J                  back

James Dean    in Fairmount Indiana
James Dean  death place (car accident)

James Dean Packard House in Mendocino, CA
Janice Hahn Recreation Area    Baldwin Hills, CA (Los Angeles)  VIEW of LA and LA Downtown
Jim Henson Studios   (closed to public)   June 2013
Jim Morrison Mural, Los Angeles
Johannesburg   CA 395    July 19, 2013
Joshua Tree Park, CA    look also Christ Desert Museum, Noah Purifoy Desert Museum, Around Joshua Tree Park
Around Joshua Tree Park, CA
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, CA
Jungle Garden, Louisiana   with Aligators

K                back

Kasha Katuwe Tent Rock, NM
Keene, CA   and   Keene, CA   former TB Hospital/Ward
Kitts Peak Observatory, Arizona
Klamath, CA   at PCH

L               back

La Jolla, CA
Lake Crowley, CA
Lake Mary, CA
Lake Mamie, CA
Landers, CA      close to Joshua Tree Park
Las Vegas, NV
Laws Railroad Museum, CA
Lee Vining, CA
Legget  Drive Thru Tree, CA

Leuchttürme / Lighthouses    along the Californian Coast (from North to South)
  - Battery Point Lighthouse
  - Trinidad Lighthouse
  - Point Arena Lighthouse
  - Point Reyes Lighthouse
  - Point Bonita Lighthouse
  - US Coast Guard Lighthouse 1909,  Alcatraz, San Francisco
  - Pigeon Point Lighthouse
  - Santa Cruz Lighthouse Point Park
  - Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
  - Point Sur Lighthouse
  - Point Montara Lighthouse
  - Santa Barbara Lighthouse
  - Point Loma Lighthouse  w/o pic at the moment
  - East Brother Lighthouse   Point San Pable, CA
  - Long Beach Lighthouse

Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA
Lompoc, CA    (alte und neue Brücke am Pacific Coast Highway / old and new bridge along PCH)
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Lynchburg, Tennessee   - Jack Daniels

M             back

Malibu   CA
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Marfa, Texas   famous for the Marfa Lights (in the nights on different hours you might see lots of strange lights. Some say it is from Area51)
Marilyn Monroe Grave
Marina del Rey, CA        (Marina, Restaurants)   ok, but under construction
Mc Gee, CA   inkl. Convict Lake
Memphis, Tennessee  incl. Beale Street, Elvis Presley: Sun Studio, Graceland
Mendocino, CA
Meteor Crater, AZ
Michael Jackson, death, exhibition, Neverland Ranch etc.
Missionen in Kalifornien  Missions in California
Mojave National Preserve, CA
Mono Lake, CA
Montara State Beach, CA
Monterey, CA
Moody Gardens, Texas   inkl. Titanic Ausstellung
Morro Bay, CA
Morro Rock, CA
Mulholland Drive   (Aussichtspunkte, berühmte Straße / famous street, nice overlooks)
Muscle Beach, Venice, CA    place today
Mystery Spot, CA

N              back

Nashville, Tennessee
New Mexico
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York City
Nghia Trang Quan Doi Bien Hoa Hai Ngoai    CA 395
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture

O              back

Oahu, Hawaii
Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana
Old Tucson Studios, AZ


P              back

Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) / 1    Staedte und Attraktionen entlang der Kueste / along the Pacific Coast Highway
Painted Ladies, San Francisco, CA
Palm Springs, CA
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
Panum Crater/Mono Lake, CA
Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
Parks in Kalifornien  / Parks in California
Pebble Beach, CA    along PCH
Peg Leg Smith, CA    within Anza Borrego State Park - Liars Contest, once a year
Petroglyphs, NM
Phoenix, AZ
Piedras Blanca Lighthouse, CA
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA
Pierce Bros Cemetery, CA   Westwood/Los Angeles  (Marilyn Monroe’s grave)  X
Pigeon Point Lighthouse, CA
Point Arena Lighthouse, CA
Point Bonita Lighthouse, CA    along PCH
Point Montara Lighthouse, CA   along PCH
Point Reyes, CA    along PCH
Point Reyes Lighthouse, CA    along PCH
Point Sur Lighthouse, CA
Pony Springs, NV

Presidio, San Francisco, CA

Q           back

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA      (Tour, Sunday Brunch)

R            back

Rachel, NV   on Extraterrestrial Hwy
Rancho Los Alamitos, CA         (Geschichte, 18. Jahrhundert / history of 18th century)   
Randsburg   CA 395
Red Mountain    CA 395
Red Rock Canyon State Park, CA  November 14, 2010
Red Rock Canyon, NV
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA      (film location “Pretty Woman”)
Rockaway Beach, CA
Roswell, New Mexico
Route 66  2008    finished upload 2 years after my trip - October 9th, 2010


S               back

Sacramento, CA
Saguaro National Park East, AZ
Saguaro National Park West, AZ
Salton Sea, CA
Salvation Mountain, CA  near Salton Sea/Palm Springs
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Juan Capistrano Hot Springs, CA
Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Fe - Route 66 Loop, NM
Santa Monica, CA
Sedona, AZ
Shafter Ghosttown, Texas
Slidell, Louisiana  - Swamp Tour

Snow Canyon, Utah  
Solvang, CA           (daenische Touristenstadt/ danish tourist town)
Sonoran Desert, AZ
Spring Valley State Park, NV
Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, AZ


T              back

TB Hospital, CA
Texas Route 66
Three Rivers, New Mexico  Petroglyphs
Titanic Exhibit, TX
Tobasco  - Avery Island, Louisiana
Tombstone, AZ
Townsend Winona Road, AZ   close to I-40 between Winona and Flagstaff and also on way to Grand Canyon     18.09.2010
Trinidad, CA   at PCH
Trinidad Lighthouse, CA    at PCH
Trona Pinnacles, CA - formations, filmlocation
Tubac, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Twin Falls/Mammoth Lake, CA


U              back

Universal Studios, CA   Please also have a look at the Universal Studios in Osaka/Japan, Singapore, hopefully Orlando in the near future

Utah   dont look :-)   it is under construction

V              back

Valley of Fire, Nevada
Venice, CA   under construction
Viktorianische Haeuser, Angeleno Heights, CA   ok, but under construction

W              back

Waikiki, Hawaii   under construction
Walk of Fame, Hollywood, CA   ok, but under construction
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Downtown, CA   ok, but under construction
Warner Bros Studios   in Los Angeles,CA    uploaded  30/07/2010   ok, but under construction
Watts Tower, Watts, CA        (Kunstwerk in South Central / Art in South Central)   ok, but under construction
The Wende Museum, Culver City (Los Angeles County), CA  November 8, 2010   ok, but under construction
White Sands, Alamogordo, New Mexico
Witch House - Movie Location, CA   private home now   ok, but under construction
Wupatki National Monument, AZ

If you know a place in the US starting with the letter X, please let me know :-) It can be a town or a place such as restaurant or so.
Liste mit X

Y                back

Z               back

Zion National Park, Utah
Zzyzyx, CA     yes, there is a place in California with this name and a quite interesting one when it comes to history