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Fuckin' Vegas, man; where do I start?

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Fuckin' Vegas, man; where do I start?

Seven Magic Mountains

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Lombard Street in SF. The crookedest street in the world....but it's the second crookedest in San Francisco, actually. It is beyond stupid that people line up to drive down it and even stupider that the people who bought homes on it complain about it.

Which street in SF is more crooked...lived there for 2 years...just curious 

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I live in Lakewood Colorado,  which is a suburb of Denver. I choose Casa Bonita,  a restaurant shaped like a giant 6 story tall wedding cake that features indoor cliff divers, performances every half hour, a magic show, puppet show, arcade, and as a boy growing up in Colorado, a rite of passage, black barts cave. the place has been there for forever and everyone from Denver has been there but it was made famous in an episode of South Park. 

 

What oddball landmark is near you?

 


holy shit that place is real?

Lol took me awhile but now I member

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I grew up near Maxine, The Worlds Largest Goose. 
 


 

 

 

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Bugsy Siegel monument at The Flamingo

 

Lonnie Hammargren's house (eccentric Vegas hoarder; no one pic really does it justice.)

 

Cathedral Canyon (abandoned open "church" for meditation & contemplation that has since been vandalized into mostly nothing.)

 

Alabam statue (Hoover Dam outhouse cleaner)

 

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 Chaplin Studios, West Hollywood.

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Berywn, IL

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/6557

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awesome additions....thanks fellas

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ABCTT_TFK_Mr.Smiff -
Phuckles - 

I live in Lakewood Colorado,  which is a suburb of Denver. I choose Casa Bonita,  a restaurant shaped like a giant 6 story tall wedding cake that features indoor cliff divers, performances every half hour, a magic show, puppet show, arcade, and as a boy growing up in Colorado, a rite of passage, black barts cave. the place has been there for forever and everyone from Denver has been there but it was made famous in an episode of South Park. 

 

What oddball landmark is near you?

 


holy shit that place is real?

Its very real

This. People are always shocked to hear its a real place. It is very real. Nationally it's known for South Park, locally its known for its beyond shit food. 


Man, this place looks fucking awesome lol

 

It says on yelp that it’s closed. 
 

Idk how true it is, and maybe it’s just from corona. 

Gotta be the Rona. That place is supposed to be legendary in Denver. I refused to believe it was real when I was told after South Park. A 10% increase in overall revenue for food service EVERYTIME that episode airs is insane in restaurant terms. Hope that manager is getting a pension fund.

Yeah, it's rona. Actually tried to go there about a month ago. I drive by all the fucking time. My favorite burrito spot is across the street. I cant even tell you how many of my posts have been made to the OG whilst in that drive through, Casa Bonita looming in the background. Anyway, couldn't tell if Casa Bonita was open so my son ran up and pulled the door handle. Locked. I hope it doesn't close. 

 

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^There was a news story about employee checks bouncing at the top of shelter in place. Owner hasn't commented so presumably it's still possible to reopen?

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"Seven Magic Mountains"

Eh, supposed to be a temporary installation.

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 Chaplin Studios, West Hollywood.

When Charlie Chaplin first purchased the lot back in 1917 it was an orange grove spanning five acres. It severed as much more than simply a studio once completed in 1919. Cottages littered La Brea Ave marking the borders of the great property. He filmed a ton of his films there over the years including one of my favorites, City Lights. 

 

He owned it up until he was blacklisted and exiled from the United States on suspicion of being a commie/sympathizer. It bounced around for years before finally being purchased by The Jim Henson Company in 2000. Kermit landed on top shortly after the purchase, he's adorned in Charlie's famous little tramp outfit, tailored to fit of course. 

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I live about 15-20 minutes away from the original Mcdonalds stand, and the Wigwam Motel, which was actually portrayed on Cars as the hotel made of cones.

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Ukrainian Village, Chicago

For a moment I thought BonedByPicograms beat me to it, but his post makes mine funnier.

This Statue of Quetzalcoatl in San Jose was controversial for lots of reasons upon it's presentation, not the least of which was it's uncanny resemblence to a large coiled turd.

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I live 3 hours away now, but I used to work at this arena. I'm pretty sure they used this Paul Bunyan statue in the new It movie. The likeness anyway.

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Maybe..

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Fountain of Youth

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I grew up in Weirton

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Ft Worth homeless Tree has a pretty cool story behind it I'll post later when I have time
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I grew up in Weirton

That's where i live now. Grew up in Chester and have lived all over the county.