02/25/2013 07:54 am ET Updated Feb 25, 2013

San Francisco's Forgotten Attractions (PHOTOS)

There's more to the city than the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco is a city that respects and honors its eccentrics, but even in the U.S. capital of weird, some obscure landmarks get forgotten. What was once the largest pool in America is, today, a parking lot. The old Seals Stadium, where Joe Dimaggio played before becoming a Yankee, is buried beneath a gas station. Not even the Bay Area can reliably protect the unique and outdated.

Still, the city is fairly thick with spots of historical interest generally skipped over by the general-interest traveler. These attractions range from the unexpected -- a herd of buffalo -- to the downright peculiar -- a building coughing up furniture -- but all of these spots have that singular San Francisco flavor. They are strange without being alienating; peculiar, yet somehow logical.

This isn't the San Francisco you expect. This is a city's living legacy.



Forgotten San Francisco