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La Mitad del Mundo, located 12 miles outside of Quito, marks the equatorial line. Visitors can discover more about Ecuador's indigenous people at the Museu Etnográfico Mitad del Mundo and experiment with the gravitational pull by testing balance, water flow and resistance.

"The monument for the equator was my favorite famous landmark and was lined with artisan stalls, ice cream vendors and local musicians." -Katy F., Luther College