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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.
Fortitude Valley, Australia

'Brunswick Street'

The artist behind this historical depiction of transportation remains a mystery.
Carpinteria, California

Carpinteria Valley Museum

Its vast collection details the history of this Santa Barbara beach town.
Carpinteria, California

Wardholme Torrey Pine

At 130 years old and 126 feet tall, it is the largest known example of the rare Torrey pine tree.
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

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

Tennessee Williams Museum

This small Key West museum is packed with dozens of artifacts that illustrate the life of the iconic playwright.
Key West, Florida

Blue Heaven Rooster Cemetery

A small poultry graveyard in the courtyard of a popular Key West watering hole.
Key West, Florida

Hemingway's Last Penny

An idyllic swimming pool tells the tale of Hemingway's trouble with women.
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

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
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

Robert the Doll

This legendary "evil" doll has been haunting the citizens of Key West for over 100 years.
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
Key West, Florida

Key West Cemetery

The island residents are known for taking their quirky sense of humor with them to the grave.
Toronto, Ontario

Rock of the Matterhorn

This half-ton piece of the Alps sits at the base of the CN Tower.
Brisbane, Australia

'Emblem'

A colorful sculpture of an Australian symbol patrols an otherwise ordinary traffic island.
Brisbane, Australia

Commissariat Store

Its most grisly object is a jar full of severed fingers allegedly cut off by prisoners to avoid work.
Brisbane, Australia

Museum of Lands, Mapping, and Surveying

Its collection highlights the monumental tasks undertaken to map Queensland.
Toronto, Ontario

'Woodpecker Column'

The giant birds honor two native North American species.
Toronto, Ontario

The Moose at the Toronto Police Museum

Along with his smaller donkey pal, he guards the museum’s exhibits and memorabilia.
Brisbane, Australia

Queensland Police Museum

It's home to the taxidermy remains of Peter, the dog who helped convict a murderer.
Brisbane, Australia

Hector Vasyli Memorial

A nearly lost tribute to an 11-year-old boy killed during a World War I homecoming parade.
Brisbane, Australia

'The Dancers'

The unique work of art celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 1988 World Expo.