Salvation Mountain

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THE DETAILS

web: http://www.salvationmountain.us

hours: Open Daily 6:30 a.m – 7:00 p.m.

price: free

address: Beal Rd, Niland, CA 92257

distance: 3 1/2 hours from L.A., southeast Salton Sea

description: Salvation Mountain is located in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about a hour and a half from Palm Springs. Salvation Mountain is Leonard’s tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: “God Is Love.” Leonard’s passion has lovingly created this brilliant “outsider art ” masterpiece resplendent with not only biblical and religious scripture such as the Lord’s Prayer, John 3:16, and the Sinner’s Prayer, but also including flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds, and many other fascinating and colorful objects. Salvation Mountain must be seen to be fully appreciated as those who have made the journey will attest. Its 50 foot height and 150 foot breadth is made totally of local adobe clay and donated paint and is truly unique in the United States and probably the world. From its Sea of Galilee at the bottom, to the big red heart in the middle, to the cross at the very top, the reoccurring theme of “Love” is everywhere at Salvation Mountain.

 

(photo via: kcet.org)

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Integratron

 

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THE DETAILS

web: https://integratron.com

hours: by appointment only (closed tuesdays & jul 4 – aug 17)

price: sound bath 1-4 guests $250 make appointment 

address: 2477 Belfield Blvd, Landers, CA 92285 (do not drive on the dirt roads)

distance: 3 hours from L.A., east towards Joshua Tree

description: This historical structure is a resonant tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert.

The Integratron is located in Landers, California, 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park. Its creator, George Van Tassel (1910-1978), claimed that the structure is based on the design of Moses’ Tabernacle, the writings of Nikola Tesla and telepathic directions from extraterrestrials. This one-of-a-kind 38-foot high, 55-foot diameter, all wood dome was designed to be an electrostatic generator for the purpose of rejuvenation and time travel.

 

(photo via: joshuatree.guide)

Solvang

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THE DETAILS

web: http://www.cityofsolvang.com

hours: varies per establishment

price: free

address: 320 Alisal Mesa Road, Solvang, CA 93463 (Village Square)

distance: 2 hours from L.A., north Santa Barbara

description: Solvang is a city in southern California’s Santa Ynez Valley. It’s known for its Danish-style architecture and many wineries. The Elverhøj Museum of History & Art explores the city’s Danish heritage through personal stories and photographs. The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum exhibits dozens of classic American, Japanese and European motorbikes. The Old Mission Santa Inés is an early-1800s Franciscan church.

 

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Hearst Castle

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THE DETAILS

web: http://hearstcastle.org

hours: Open Daily 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. (closed certain holidays)

price: Adults $25 reserve tickets (get in advance)

address: 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452

distance: 4 hours from L.A., north San Luis Obispo

description: Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan, between 1919 and 1947,[3] as a residence for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1954 it became a California State Park.[4] The site was opened to visitors in 1958.[5] Since that time it has been operated as the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts “millions of travelers each year”.[6]

 

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