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Salvation Mountain

What it is:
Salvation Mountain is a work of folk art in the California desert near the quiet town of Niland, the Salton Sea and Slab City, the free-spirited art community.
Why it's cool:
It's one of California's most unique and enduring landmarks — a beautiful, hand-made mountain.
You should know:
If you're heading back to Los Angeles after visiting, you'll likely need to go through Border Patrol.