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  • Built in 1908, the Gamble House was designed by architects Greene & Greene, for use by David and Mary Gamble (of Procter & Gamble fame) as a winter residence.
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    - Each year, 25,000 visitors flock to the Gamble House, an architectural masterpiece built in 1908.
It took 25 years to complete the Huntington’s Chinese garden, which occupies the largest swath of the institution’s 120 acres.
GREGG SEGAL
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A Garden’s Secrets Lie in the Details

The Huntington’s spectacular Chinese garden reflects age-old traditions—and new demographics.

Winchester Mystery House in San Jose is a popular tourist attraction.
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Winchester After Dark

Winchester Mystery House, a famed San Jose tourist trap and historical curiosity, offers rare opportunities to tour the (haunted?) mansion after dark — and alone.

Carol Queen, the staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, holds a 1940s-era Niagara vibrator, part of the store’s extensive collection of antique sex toys.
CRAIG LEE
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Great Vibrations

It’s the sex-positive, queer-friendly, feminist atmosphere at Good Vibrations that's allowed the grandmother of vibrator shops to thrive in San Francisco for three decades.

Guests freefall aboard a ride vehicle in Disneyland’s Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout!, which recently was updated from the former Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
DISNEYLAND RESORT
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Theme Park Thrill

How do you keep a multimillion-dollar theme park investment fresh for new generations of visitors?