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Opa-locka, Florida

Opa-Locka City Hall

America's only city hall with minarets took architectural cues from Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
Marco Island, Florida

Otter Mound Preserve

Decorative shell walls built in the 1940s sit atop an ancient midden created by the Calusa Native Americans.
Ochopee, Florida

Ochopee Post Office

The smallest post office in the United States is no bigger than a broom closet.
Miami, Florida

ValuJet Flight 592 Memorial

In memory of the 110 victims of ValuJet Flight 592 that crashed in the Everglades.
Key West, Florida

Key West Cemetery

The island residents are known for taking their quirky sense of humor with them to the grave.
Key West, Florida

African Cemetery at Higgs Beach

Near the ruins of a Civil War coastal fortress lies the only known African refugee cemetery in the United States.
Key West, Florida

Captain Tony's Saloon

Florida's oldest bar was once a morgue, complete with a hanging tree and gravestones.
Key West, Florida

Time for Fun

This statue inspired by Renoir's famous painting embodies the jovial spirit of Key West.
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

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

Pan Am's First Office

The birthplace of American international flight service has been turned into a celebrity's microbrewery.
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

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

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
Islamorada, Florida

Florida Keys Memorial

Dedicated to the victims of one of the deadliest hurricanes to strike the United States in recorded history.
Islamorada, Florida

Betsy the Lobster

This spiny beast guards an artist's village while vying for the title of largest lobster in the world.
Bogotá, Colombia

Light Kiosk

Colombia's first concrete structure doubles as a replica of Versaille's Petit Trianon Belvedere and a symbol for development.
Bogotá, Colombia

BD Bacatá

The world's first crowdfunded skyscraper has not gone quite to plan.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

This Bogotá museum houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold relics.
Bogotá, Colombia

La Puerta Falsa

This tiny shop has been serving traditional tamales for more than 200 years.
Bogotá, Colombia

Santuario Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Towering high above the neighborhood of La Candelaria, the church is easily recognizable by its distinctive red-and-white striped facade.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo Botero

A celebration of Colombia’s premier contemporary artist.
Olaya, Colombia

Puente de Occidente (Bridge of the West)

What was once the longest suspension bridge in Latin America was directly inspired by the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.
Winslow, Arizona

9-11 Remembrance Garden

This memorial includes fragments from one of the greatest tragedies in United States history.
Winslow, Arizona

La Posada Hotel and Gardens

One of the final grand railway depot hotel complexes is slowly being restored to its former glory.