Huell Howser with Poppies

Join Huell Howser as he travels the state to share California's rich history, cultural diversity, natural wonders, and amazing denizens. Whether road tripping on a California highway, exploring downtown Los Angeles, or visiting state parks and fairs, Huell's travel shows, including his signature series "California's Gold" and "Visiting," all have one thing in common: showcasing what makes the Golden State unique.

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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Desert Tower

The Desert View Tower stands 3,000 feet above sea level, three miles east of Jacumba in the Imperial Valley. The four-story, cut-stone structure was built in the 1920s by Bert Vaughn, who owned the town of Jacumba. The pre-highway trek to the Pacific Coast was arduous so Vaughn commemorated the pioneers who struggled across the arid desert. Join Huell as he climbs to the top of the tower to see the spectacular views of the desert below.



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Panorama Update

Huell starts this update with clips from the original episode, then heads to the new home of the panorama to see what's changed and what you can expect if you choose to visit.

 

 

 

 

 

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California Flowers

Every spring, California blooms anew, bringing forth a striking display of flowers. Huell visits three places across the state where the splendor of California is in full bloom: Daffodil Hill in the Gold Country, the Ranunculas fields of Carlsbad Ranch, and the California Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley--all amazing vistas where swaths of color stretch as far as the eye can see.

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Pink's Hot Dogs

Family owned and operated since 1939, this L.A. institution has been serving up some of the best chili cheese hot dogs this side of Coney Island. Huell get the lowdown from Mrs. Pink and a handful of enthusiastic patrons, many whom have been eating at Pink's since their childhood.

Huell interviewed Tony Danza in the original 1981 episode. Danza, who was only two years into the run of "Taxi" at the time, showed off his '57 Porsche Speedster and reminisced about his old New York stomping grounds in the episode.

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Hollywood Ladies

Huell visits with 5 ladies who were all actresses in the 40s and have remained friends and walked together every Saturday for 50 years. 

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Outpost

“Outpost” was once the largest neon sign in the world and stood above Runyon Canyon near Hollywood during the 1920s. The neon sign was a rival at that time to the Hollywoodland sign, and amazingly has been brought out of the past by Huell. Discover this California landmark, as it currently lies covered by weeds and dirt above the modern day Runyon Canyon Hills

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Whistling Champ

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Quilt Show

California's rich history has been documented in many ways, but the tradition of quilting is an expression of California life through beautiful and intricate pieces of art. Join Huell as he visits an exhibit of California quilts covering a 100-year history and the Foothill Quilters who keep this tradition alive.

 

 

 

 

 

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Road Trip

Bakersfield

Bakersfeild is Huell's next Road Trip where he samples Basque food, visits a Tule Elk reserve and tours country music legend Buck Owen's Crystal Palace.

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Folk Music Center

It began in 1958 in the back room of Boots Beer's Real Estate Office with a couple of old records and some instruments. Almost fifty years later it has become one of the countries premier folk music destinations. Filled with instruments from all over the world and staffed by wonderful people who really know their music, the Folk Music Center is a wonderful place to lose yourself. Huell gets a very special tour from the family that still owns the center



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Hair Convention

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Short Fuse Tour

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Beverly Hills Dog Show

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Art City

Huell visits a special gallery in Ventura which provides sculptors with raw materials, a place to work, and a supportive place to show their art.

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Palm Springs with Huell Howser

Cabots Adobe

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Vincent Price Art Museum

Huell tours the Vincent Price Art Museum, which opened in May 2011 at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. The museum contains 9,000 items, many of which were donated by the late actor. Victoria Price leads the tour of her father’s vast collection of fine art and shows why this gallery is one of Los Angeles’s best kept secrets. We also look back at Huell’s original 1989 ‘Videolog’ interview with Vincent Price himself.

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Moving Mission

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B-2 Bomber

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Maya Mobile

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Reagan Ranch

Huell gets a tour of the Santa Barbara ranch home of President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, who named it Rancho del Cielo. Huell hears stories about the historic events that took place there, as well as more personal stories from a former secret service agent assigned to President Reagan.



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Nixon's Birthplace

Visit The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace with Huell and first daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower, as she gives a private and personal tour of the farmhouse where her dad was born and raised. During this informal tour, Julie talks about her father's memories of growing up in this simple, wooden home that used to be in the middle of a huge orange grove. It is a rare personal insight into the 37th President's early California years, and an authentic piece of California's Gold.

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Barack Obama's California College Days

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Obama described Occidental as "a wonderful, small liberal arts college. The professors were diverse and inspiring. I ended up making some lifelong friendships there, and those first two years really helped me grow up." Who knew that the next president of the United States had such a formative connection to California?   Join Huell as he gets the Presidential tour of Occidental College in Eagle Rock, where Barack Obama spent his Freshman and Sophomore years.

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Goat Restaurant

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Ambasador Auditorium

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Roton Rocket

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Herald Examiner

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High School Sidewalks

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Lapd Motorcycles

Huell attends the LAPD Motorcycle Training Facility in Granada Hills.

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Hollywood Farmers Market

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Museums

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Wally Parks

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Asian Noodles

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Library Sports Photos

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Red Canaries

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Gardens

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San Pedro Birthday Party

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Fire Station 35

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Anaheim


When you mention Anaheim to most folks, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm come to mind, but this city has a rich history and some genuine surprises. Huell spends the day with the President of the Anaheim Historical Society and visits everything from a family owned bowling alley celebrating it's 50th anniversary to a statue built in 1935, that is the oldest piece of public artwork in Orange County. We'll also visit the home of the man who started Carl's Jr. and a very historic cactus garden in Pearson Park.

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Canters

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Ukulele Man

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Australian Football

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