San Luis Obispo is a city in California’s Central Coastal region, which was founded in the 1700s. If you are planning to visit this town, then here are a couple of spots you might find interesting.
This place was built in 1958 by Alex and Phyllis Madonna. It features a rather peculiar interior design which many would describe as bizarre and tacky. The Inn has 109 extravagant rooms, and they all feature different themes as well as names which match each design. For instance, here you will find rooms named as Sir Walter Raleigh,Floral Fantasy, or Whispering Hills.
Rainbow colors are mostly used, but pink is the most dominant one, especially when you enter the rosy lobby dining room. This one is contains vibrant pink booths, which match the light pink tablecloths. If you want to experience the Madonna Inn fully, then male visitors should take a look at the lobby restroom.
The Dorn Pyramid
In memory of his wife and son, a reputable lawyer Fred Adolphus Dorn built a pyramid to commemorate their death in 1095. The entrance of the pyramid contains fearful words which say, “disturb not the sleep of death.”
The Dorn Pyramid stands by itself due to terrain.
The ground is not strong enough to withstand other objects, considering this mausoleum is made of massive rocks.
There was a font opening waited to be closed once all the Dorns are laid to rest in peace.However, as of the last year, the tomb is officially sealed, but you can still view it from the outside.
Cal Poly Architecture Graveyard
If you are into abandoned architecture buildings, then the hills above the California Polytechnic State University hold the exceptional collection of experimental structures. This looks like an abandoned city, and it’s some sort of experimental construction laboratory.
For years, students have been creating so-called architectural graveyard, so this now appears like some outdoor lab. This canyon is now the home to the annual Design Village even, which invites students to build and design temporary buildings.They have a specific theme, and some of them even spend the weekends sleeping in their odd abodes.
Unfortunately, in the last couple of years, students no longer live in the city, to the structures have begun to decay and vandals have tagged some of the creations.
Bubblegum Alley is a local tourist landmark, and it’s one of the most famous tourist locations. Sixty-five feet long and 15 feet high, this alley was first opened in 1950. Even though the reason is still unknown; the street keeps attracting new visitors.
There is a widespread belief that this idea started as a rivalry between Cal Poly students and San Luis Obispo high school. Since 1970, it was only cleaned twice, the local business association tried to clean one more time, but their request was declined.The bubblegum alley is famous across the world, and it has been featured on many TV shows and written about in newspapers.