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Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

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

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
George Town, Cayman Islands

George Town

The capital of the Cayman Islands is a center of offshore banking, but gets battered by blistering hurricanes.
West Bay, Cayman Islands

Hell, Grand Cayman

Send a postcard while vacationing with Satan.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Montreal, Québec

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
Wahiawa, Hawaii

World's Largest Plant Maze

Race through the maze, get your name on the sign.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain

A geological mystery on Camelback Mountain.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Kissimmee, Florida

Splendid China

Once featuring over 60 miniature replicas of famous Chinese locations, the Splendid China theme park was completely abandoned and is now mostly rubble.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai.
Huangpu Qu, China

Scale Model of Shanghai

A giant scale model giving a sneak peek at what urban planners see for Shanghai by 2020.
Pudong, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Hongkou Qu, China

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

This psychedelic tourist trap is a leisurely descent into madness.
Blairsville, Georgia

Brasstown Bald

Georgia's highest point was given its strange name thanks to a simple translation error.
Atlanta, Georgia

The Krog Street Tunnel

An underground magnet for ever-changing street art.