Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese
A Zebra in the Coalinga Iron Zoo
A Zebra in the Coalinga Iron Zoo

Forgotten Locales


Ghost towns, lost locations, long closed attractions, and areas that time has simply forgotten . . .

In a big part, thanks to the gold rush, California has an over abundance of things long since abandoned. From mining towns, closed amusement parks, defunct restaurant chains, Native American petroglyphs, and America's first motel, take a look at California's lost, but not forgotten, history.

Coalinga Iron Zoo Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns Doggie Diner Hopeton Graveyard Jungleland Keeler Motel Inn Old LA Zoo Old Trapper's Lodge Painted Cave Pearsonville, Hubcap Capital of the World Scary Dairy Stairway to Nowhere