Throughout the world, the country, and even here in this state, there are so-called lost cities and towns where people once lived normal lives, working and raising families, but that somehow disappeared. Some were destroyed by disasters, others are forgotten ghost towns, while still others were buried or slid off a cliff into the sea. But there is an entirely different kind of lost city in Southern California that very few people (even locals like me!) know anything about, and it is fascinating.

The Lost City of DeMille had to be absolutely incredible to see, and can you imagine stumbling on a piece of a Sphinx while hiking through the dunes? Did you know about this temporary city that existed in Southern California? Have you been to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center? If so, please tell us about your experience in the comments! We just love hidden gems and fun facts. Check out a few more little-known facts about SoCal!

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