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Please note that the information on my America Page won’t be updated! Most of the info is from the time when I VISITED the places! As mentioned on my intro page, I cannot be held responsible for any misleading info/writings! This page is non commercial and therefore not to be seen as an official paid travelling page or such the same!

You can also look up the following in the index:
film locations - lighthouses along the Coast of California film studios in California - seeing/meeting stars - curiosity -
 

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Roadtrip LA to Chicago 2008    REDONE, bigger and better quality pictures
Highway 93, Nevada
Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada
Pacific Coast Highway    finalized on October 27, 2010
CA 395 - nach Nordkalifornien     Update July 19, 2013
Historic Route 66   finalized in October, 2010
Ancient Road 53, New Mexico

 
17 Miles Drive   along PCH

A               back
Adelanto   CA 395    July 19, 2013
Alabama Hills, CA   along 395
Alamo, Texas
Alamo Village, Texas   John Wayne
Alcatraz    San Francisco, CA
Alpine Village, CA
Amboy Crater, 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
Apache Trail, AZ     (tolle Fahrt durch die Natur inkl. Seen, Ghosttown, Wanderwege/ GhostTown, Lake, nature)
Arcata, CA   at PCH
Area 51, NV
Arizona     for the moment only in German
Astro Burger    CA 395             July 19, 2013
Avery Island, Louisiana (Tobasco)


B                 back

Baker, CA
Baldwin Hilly, CA
Bandera Volcano, New Mexico
Battery Point Lighthouse, CA
Bel Air, CA
Benton Hot Springs, CA
Beverly Hills, CA
Beverly Hills Sign
Beverly Center, Beverly Hills, CA         (Kaufhaus, Stars / Shopping Mall, seeing stars)
Big Bear Lake, CA
Big Island, Hawaii
Big Sur, CA
Bishop, CA
Bodega Bay, CA    along PCH
Bodie Ghosttown, CA
Boyle Heights, CA    Los Angeles -  Evergreen Cemetery
Bryce Canyon National Park in winter time, Utah
Buellton, CA     “Hitching Post II”   curiosity shop for garden
Charles Bukowski    writer
Burbank - Fry’s Electronic Shop - funny due to their science fiction theme


C                  back

Cabazon, CA    Dinosaurier Park plus Dinos kostenlos zu besichtigen      December 1, 2010
California
California Coast
California Parks   National and State Parks
Cannery Row, CA
Carmel, CA
Carmel by the sea, CA
Castellamare, Los Angeles, CA
Classic Car Show in La Jolla
Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, April 19, 2009
Cathedral Gorge State Park, NV
Cave Lake, NV
Chandelier Drive Thru Tree in Legett     along PCH
Charlie Chaplin former home   Los Angeles, CA
Charlston Road Bridge, AZ
Charmed TV Serien Haus, Angelino Heights, CA
Chicago, Illinois
Chinatown, Los Angeles Downtown, CA
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
Clouds Croft, New Mexico
Colorado
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
Coronado Island in San Diego, CA
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)

Curiosity things and places:
- Adelanto   July 19, 2013
- Area 51, NV    driving on Extraterrestrial Highway in Nevada
- Buellton Hitching Post II, CA
- Chandelier Drive Through Tree, Leggett, CA
- Christ Desert Museum, CA (close to Joshua Tree park NP)
- Coroner Shop, Los Angeles, CA
- Day of the Death, Los Angeles
- Dinosaurs, Cabazon, CA
- Flintstones Park, AZ  (close to Grand Canyon)
- Fry’s, Burbank, CA
- House of Mystery, OR
- Kramer Services   July 19, 2013
- Landers, CA    Integration (very close to Joshua Tree National Park)
- Madonna Inn, San Louis Obispo, 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 395      July 19, 2013
 

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Davenport, CA
Day of the Death Celebration, Hollywood, CA
Death Valley National Park, CA/NV
Del Rio, Texas
Denn sie wissen nicht was sie tun   - James Dean film location
Denver
Descanso Gardens, La Canada/Flintridge, CA      (Gartenanlage)
Devils Postpile Monument, CA       dog friendly. you can bring your dog to this park
Disney Studios, CA
Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Dodger Stadium, CA
Drakes Bay, CA     along PCH


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East Brother Lighthouse, Point San Pable, CA   close to Richmond
Echo Canyon State Recretation Area, NV     upload November 20, 2010
Echo Park, CA
El Pueblo, Los Angeles, CA   (Geburtsort der Stadt Los Angeles / Birth place of the town Los Angeles)
El Segundo, CA   (just south of LAX)
Elvis Presley, Memphis, Tennessee: Graceland, Sun Studio
Ely, NV       upload November 20, 2010
Eureka, CA
Evergreen Cemetery    in Boyle Heights/Los Angeles, CA
Extraterrestrial Highway, NV          upload November 10, 2010

 

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Fairfax Village, Los Angeles, CA
Fairmount, Indiana   (home of animation character Garfield and actor James Dean)
Fairmount Museum, Indiana
Farmers Market, Los Angeles, CA      (next to the Grove)
Film Locations          update 06/13/2011
Film Studios:
  - Disney Studios   (closed to the public, no tours available)
  - Jim Henson Studios   (closed to public)   June 2013
  - Paramount Studios 
  - Sony Studios  
  - Universal Studios
  - Warner Bros. Studios
  - Hawaii: Lost, Godzilla, Jurassic Park, Windtalkers, 50 First Dates, You Me and Dupree etc.
Premiere of the movie JUMP with Patrick Swayze
Premiere of Disney movie UP
Oscars 2010
Alice in Wonderland movie

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

G             back

Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Getty Center, CA               (Museum)    freshed up on November 8, 2010
Getty Villa, CA            (Museum)   updated November 3, 2010
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
Gold Hill, OR
Grand Canyon, AZ      September 26, 2010
Grauman Mann Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Grauman Star Prints, CA
Great Smokey Mountains, Tennessee
Grey Mansion, Los Angeles, CA

Griffith Park, CA    update August 2013
Festival of Lights at Griffith Park, December 8, 2009
The Grove, Los Angeles, CA       (schoene Einkaufsecke und Entertainment, Stars!  / nice shopping area, seeing stars)
Guadalupe Mountains, Texas
Guitar Center, Hollywood, CA      (Abdruecke von Gitarristen, Gitarrenladen / hand prints of famous rockstars)
 

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Hacienda Heights   Hsi Lai Temple
Half Moon Bay, CA   along PCH
Halloween
Hawaii
Highland Center, West Hollywood, CA
Highway 93, Nevada
Highway 93, Nevada
Historic Moss Beach Distillery, CA    at PCH
Hitching Post II, Buellton, CA      curiosity garden shop
Hi-Vista    Church - film location of Kill Bill
Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
Hollywood, CA   update March 18, 2013
Hollywood Blvd., West Hollywood, CA   update December 2, 2010
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
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
Hollywood Sign  -- Hike  (Hollyridge Trail within Griffith Park)  to Mt. Lee to see Hollywood Sign from behind   April 2011
Honeydew, CA
Hoover Dam, NV      upload November 20, 2010
Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island       bei San Diego, CA        Filmlocation: “Some like it hot” mit Marilyn Monroe
House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
House of Mystery, OR
Hsi Lai Temple    in Hacienda Heights  Los Angeles County
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA
Huntington Library and Gardens, Pasadena, CA

 

I                   back

Ice Cave, New Mexico
Illinois
Indiana
In N Out Burger   check them out in California (frische Burger/selbstgemachte Fries/Burgers since 60 years, very good! handmade fries)
Integration, Landers, CA    spirituel     build by George van Tassel / close to Joshua Tree Park and very close to Giant Rock
Inverness, CA


J                  back

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

K                back

Kanab, UT
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rock, NM
Keene, CA  May 8, 2010  and Keene, CA   former TB Hospital/Ward   May 8, 2010
Kentucky
Kitts Peak Observatory, Arizona
Klamath, CA   at PCH
Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Kueste Kaliforniens     (PCH/101)


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La Brea Tar Pits/Page Museum    Los Angeles-Miracle Mile
LA Cabrillo State Beach, CA
LACMA       (Museum in Los Angeles)
La Canada/Flintridge, CA          (Gartenanlage / beautiful gardens)          
La Jolla, CA
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Crowley, CA
Lake Los Angeles, CA
Lake Mary, CA
Lake Mamie, CA
Lancaster, CA
Landers, CA      close to Joshua Tree Park
Las Vegas, NV    July 17, 2013 last page
Laugh Factory, CA   (auf / on Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles)
Laughlin     July 17, 2013
Laws Railroad Museum, CA
Lee Vining, CA
Legget  Drive Thru Tree, CA
Lento, CA             (alte und neue Bruecke am Pacific Coast Highway / old and new bridge along PCH)
Leo Carrillo State Beach, CA   (Malibu)

Leuchttuerme / 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
  - Pelican Point Lighthouse    on that page, please scroll down a bit to the end of the page
  - East Brother Lighthouse   Point San Pable, CA
  - Long Beach Lighthouse

Life Saving Cemetery, CA   along PCH
Lompoc, CA
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Los Angeles
Things to do in LA for free
Los Angeles WALKING   under construction
What happend in Los Angeles?         movie premiere etc., look also at  seeing stars
Los Angeles Downtown, CA       July 24, 2010
Los Angeles Downtown Walk
Los Angeles  VIEW POINT of LA and LA Downtown Skyline from Baldwin Hills
Los Olivos, CA
Lousiana
Lynchburg, Tennessee   - Jack Daniels
 

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Madonna Inn   San Louis Obispo, CA
Malibu, CA      October 31, 2010
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)
Marina del Rey, CA        (Marina, Restaurants)
Mc Gee, CA   inkl. Convict Lake
McLean, Texas
Memphis, Tennessee  incl. Beale Street, Elvis Presley: Sun Studio, Graceland
Mendocino, CA
Meteor Crater, AZ
Michael Jackson, death, exhibition, Neverland Ranch etc.
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA        (u.a. Museen, museums)
Missionen in Kalifornien  Missions in California
Mission Beach, San Diego, CA
Mojave, CA   town and airplane graveyard
Mojave National Preserve, CA
Mono Lake, CA
Montara State Beach, CA
Monterey, CA
Moody Gardens, Texas   inkl. Titanic Ausstellung
Moqui Cave, UT
Morro Bay, CA
Morro Rock, CA
Historic Moss Beach Distillery, CA    at PCH
Movie Locations
Muir Beach, CA
Muir Woods, CA
Mulholland Drive         (Aussichtspunkte, beruehmte Strasse / famous street, nice overlooks)
Muscle Beach, Venice, CA    place today
Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA     Original place   please scroll then down
Mystery Spot, CA
 

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Nashville, Tennessee
Natchez Park, Tennessee
Nevada
Neverland Ranch, Los Olivos, CA     Michael Jackson
New Mexico
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York
New York 2013    June 30, 2013
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
Oklahoma City, OK
Old Tucson Studios, AZ
Olema, CA   along PCH
Oregon
Oscars 2010      upload August 21, 2010

 

P              back

Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) / 1    Staedte und Attraktionen entlang der Kueste / along the Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA
Pacifica, CA   at PCH
Page Museum -  La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, CA
Palm Springs, CA    Travelogue
Palm Springs, CA
Desert Memorial Park  Palm Springs, CA- graveyard for Frank Sinatra, Sonny Bono etc.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
Panum Crater/Mono Lake, CA
Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
Parks in Kalifornien  / Parks in California
Parry Lodge, UT
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena Old Town, CA
Pebble Beach, CA     along PCH
Peg Leg Smith, CA    within Anza Borrego State Park - Liars Contest, once a year
Pescadero State Beach, CA
Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Petroglyphs, NM
Phoenix, AZ
Piedras Blanca Lighthouse, CA
Pierce Bros Cemetery, CA   Westwood/Los Angeles  (Marilyn Monroe’s grave)
Pigeon Point Lighthouse, CA
Pillar Point, CA  at PCH
Pioche, NV      upload November 20, 2010

Pismo Beach, CA
Point Arena, CA
Point Arena Lighthouse, CA
Point Bonita Lighthouse, CA    along PCH
Point Loma, CA    San Diego
Point Loma Lighthouse, CA
Point Montara Lighthouse, CA   along PCH
Point Reyes, CA    along PCH
Point Reyes Lighthouse, CA    along PCH
Point San Pable, CA       East Brother Lighthouse, Richmond
Point Sur Lighthouse, CA
Pony Springs, NV

 

Q           back

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

R            back
Railroad - Laws Railroad Museum, CA
Rachel, NV   on Extraterrestrial Hwy
Rancho Los Alamitos, CA         (Geschichte, 18. Jahrhundert / history of 18th century)        
Randsburg   CA 395    July 19, 2013
Red Mountain    CA 395    July 19, 2013
Red Rock Canyon State Park, CA  November 14, 2010
Red Rock Canyon, NV
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA          (film location “Pretty Woman”)
Richmond, CA    just East of San Francisco
Rockaway Beach, CA
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA      (beruehmte Millionaersmeile / very famous street for rich people)
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA
Roswell, New Mexico
Route 66  2008    finished upload 2 years after my trip - October 9th, 2010

 

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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 Diego Sea World, CA
San Diego Zoo, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Gabriel, CA
San Gabriel Mission Archangel, CA
San Gregorio, CA
San Gregorio State Beach, CA
San Juan Capistrano Hot Springs, CA
San Louis Obispo, CA
San Xavier Mission, AZ
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Lighthouse, CA

Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz Lighthouse
Santa Fe - Route 66 Loop, NM
Santa Monica, CA     update August 2013
Santa Monica Airport, CA
Santa Ynes/Ines, CA
San Xavier Mission, AZ
Sea World, San Diego, CA
Sedona, AZ       September 27, 2010
Shafter Ghosttown, Texas
Shamrock, Texas
Shasta Lake und Mount Shasta, CA      Nord Kalifornien  North California
Simi Valley, CA                (Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)
Slidell, Louisiana  - Swamp Tour

Snow Canyon, Utah
Solvang, CA           (daenische Touristenstadt/ danish tourist town)   October 31, 2010
Sonoran Desert, AZ
South Tufa/Mono Lake, CA
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Seeing/Meeting stars
Spring Valley State Park, NV
Star Homes
Star Prints at Graumans Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, AZ    September 18, 2010

 

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TB Hospital, CA
Temecula, CA
Tennessee
Texas
Texas Route 66
Three Rivers, New Mexico  Petroglyphs
Titanic Exhibit, TX
Tobasco  - Avery Island, Louisiana
Tombstone, AZ
Torrance, CA
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
Twenty Nine Palms, CA   close to Mojave and Joshua Tree Park
Twin Falls/Mammoth Lake, CA

 

U              back

Union Station, Los Angeles Downtown, CA
Universal Studios, CA   Please also have a look at the Universal Studios in Osaka/Japan, Singapore, hopefully Orlando in the near future
Ursine, NV

Utah

V              back

Valley of Fire, Nevada   updated July 16, 2013    re-visited on June 2, 2013
Venice, CA
Venice Canals, CA
Venice Muscle Beach, CA
Via Rodeo, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
Viktorianische Haeuser, Angeleno Heights, CA
Villa Aurora, CA            (Kulturelles Haus, Feuchtwanger, Schriftsteller / cultural German house, visits possible)
Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA         (Johnny Depp’s Club)

 

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Waikiki, Hawaii
Walk Los Angeles, CA
Walk of Fame, Hollywood, CA
Celebrating 20 years of the Fall of the Wall in Germany, November 8, 2009
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Downtown, CA
Warm Springs, NV
Warner Bros Studios   in Los Angeles,CA    uploaded  30/07/2010
Watts Tower, Watts, CA        (Kunstwerk in South Central / Art in South Central)
The Wende Museum, Culver City (Los Angeles County), CA  November 8, 2010
West Hollywood, CA
Westwood, CA    (UCLA, Shops, Marilyn Monroe’s Grab/Grave)
White Sands, Alamogordo, New Mexico
Will Rogers State Park, CA         (Filmlocation “Baywatch”)
Wilshire Boulevard    under construction
Witch House - Movie Location, CA   private home now
Wupatki National Monument, AZ     September 18, 2010



X
 :-)
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

Yreka, CA        entlang Hwy 5/ along Interstate 5        NEW 02.04.2009


Z               back

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

 

 

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