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Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Dallas, Texas

Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive

A symbol of Texas pride.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Washington, D.C.

Old Post Office Tower

The National Park Service’s best-kept secret with views that rival any in D.C.
San Francisco, California

Fort Point

Beneath the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge is the “Gibraltar of the West Coast,” a fort built to protect the San Francisco Bay from naval attack.
Big Trees, California

The Discovery Tree

California's longest-running tourist attraction is a stump.
Anaheim, California

Walt Disney’s Lamp

Allegedly haunted by Walt Disney himself, this inconspicuous lamp is always kept lit in his honor.
Orlando, Florida

'The Traveler'

If you don't look closely, you might mistake this sculpture for just another passenger waiting at the airport.
Key Biscayne, Florida

Stiltsville

A community of collapsing homes more than a mile out from the Florida coast.
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

The highway's southernmost spot is a beloved local attraction.
Key West, Florida

Dry Tortugas

These remote Florida islands have a history of sea turtles and sunken treasures, and one of the world's largest coastal brick fortresses.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lakefront Airport

This Art Deco airport was once deemed “the air hub of the Americas.”
Oakland, California

Watermelon Rock

A unique piece of graffiti offers a little slice of local history and mystery.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ensign Peak

In 1847, Brigham Young climbed this hill to survey the Salt Lake Valley and saw a fine place to build a city.
Hurricane, Utah

Quail Creek Reservoir

An unprepossessing storage reservoir in southern Utah has a checkered past.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Site of the World's First KFC

In 1952, this restaurant began selling the Colonel's “secret” recipe.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Basilica

The ruins of New Zealand's largest classical-style church.
London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
Concord, Massachusetts

Old North Bridge

The phrase "the shot heard around the world" was coined after a skirmish at this bridge.
Monticello, Utah

Church Rock

Oddly shaped rock formation, misassociated with a nearby utopian community.