Landmarks in United States of America

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Arlington National Cemetery
The cemetery was established on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna Custis Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington.top

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America
Atlantic City Boardwalk
At a combined length of approximately 5.75 miles (9.25 kilometers), the Atlantic City / Ventnor boardwalk is currently the longest boardwalk in the world. Strolling the boardwalk will take you past famous hotels, casinos and streets.top

Bourbon Street (Rue Bourbon)

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Bourbon Street (Rue Bourbon)
When New Orleans was founded in 1718, it was originally centered around the French Quarter. The city has since expanded, but "The Quarter" remains the cultural hub with Bourbon Street as one of its main attractions.top

Brooklyn Bridge

New York, New York, United States of America
Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge stretches 5,989 feet (1825 m) over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.top

Chrysler Building

New York, New York, United States of America
Chrysler Building
Standing at 1,047 feet high (319 m), the Chrysler Building was briefly the world's tallest building before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is still the world's tallest brick building.top

Devils Tower National Monument

Wyoming, United States of America
Devils Tower National Monument
Devil's Tower rises 1267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding land and is part of the United States first official National Monument. It played a large role in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."top

Ellis Island

New York, New York, United States of America
Ellis Island
Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million European immigrants passed through the processing station at Ellis Island. Today, the island is home to a museum dedicated to immigration and the idea of seeking a new and better life in America.top

Empire State Building

New York, New York, United States of America
Empire State Building
It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the construction of the World Trade Center North Tower in 1972.top

Everglades National Park

Florida, United States of America
Everglades National Park
The Everglades are subtropical marshlands, large areas of wetland which are subject to continuous flooding and features grasses, rushes, reeds and other herbaceous plants in shallow water.top

Gateway Arch (St. Louis Arch)

St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Gateway Arch (St. Louis Arch)
Officially named the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the arch was built to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase and St. Louis' role as the "gateway" to the western frontier of the early United States.top

Glacier National Park

Flathead, Montana, United States of America
Glacier National Park
To commemorate the long history of peace and friendship between the United States and Canada, the two nations have combined Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park and created the Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park.top

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, California, United States of America
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.top

Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona, United States of America
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon was created by the Colorado River cutting a channel into the surrounding plateau over a period of about 6 million years.top

Hollywood Sign

Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Hollywood Sign
The sign originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND," and its purpose was to advertise a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles in 1923.top

Independence Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States of America
Independence Hall
Originally the home of the Pennsylvania Assembly and Supreme Court during the Colonial Era, the building was called the Pennsylvania State House. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were adopted and signed here.top

Jefferson Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Jefferson Memorial
The Jefferson Memorial was officially dedicated on April 13, 1943 — the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's birthday.top

Kennedy Space Center

Florida, United States of America
Kennedy Space Center
The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the NASA space vehicle launch facility (spaceport). The site is near Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is 34 mi long and around 6 mi wide, covering 219 square miles.top

Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell rang out for important events during the Revolutionary War and America's Federal period, but did not acquire its famous name until the 1830's, when it became a symbol for the abolitionist movement.top

Lincoln Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial replicates the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln.top

Mall of America (The MegaMall)

Bloomington, Minnesota, United States of America
Mall of America (The MegaMall)
Mall of America has a gross area of 4.2 million sq ft. (390,000 m˛), with over 520 stores. The Mall is organized into 4 different zones, each with its own decorative style.top

Mojave Desert

United States of America
Mojave Desert
The Mojave Desert occupies a large portion of southeastern California and smaller parts of central California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona in the United States.top

Monument Valley

Multiple States, United States of America
Monument Valley
The valley was carved out of the Colorado Plateau by ancient rivers which left the majestic buttes rising above the valley floor.top

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

near Keystone, South Dakota, United States of America
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
One of the most recognized and controversial landmarks in the United States, Mt. Rushmore features the faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln.top

National Constitution Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States of America
National Constitution Center
Located within Independence National Historical Park, the Center is dedicated to the history and continuing relevance of the Constitution of the United States. The museum contains exhibits, artifacts and a theater.top

National World War II Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
National World War II Memorial
The National World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of the WWII generation. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.top

Old Faithful

Wyoming, United States of America
Old Faithful
An eruption from this famous geo-thermal wonder can shoot 3,700–8,400 gallons (14,000–32,000 l) of boiling water to a height of 106–184 feet (30–55 m) lasting from 1.5–5 minutes.top

Painted Desert

Arizona, United States of America
Painted Desert
Painted Desert is the name for a broad area of colorful badlands located in Northern Arizona in the United States.top

Petrified Forest National Park

Arizona, United States of America
Petrified Forest National Park
The Petrified Forest features one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood. The park covers 341.5 sq mi.top

Redwood National and State Parks

California, United States of America
Redwood National and State Parks
With an area of 133,000 acres, the parks protect 45% of the remaining groves of coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth.top

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll.top

Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado, United States of America
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park encompasses approximately 265,770 acres of land in Colorado's northern Front Range. The park is split by the Continental Divide, which gives the eastern and western portions of the park a different character.top

Saguaro National Park

Arizona, United States of America
Saguaro National Park
The park was established as Saguaro National Monument on March 1, 1933 and changed to a national park on October 14, 1994. The total area of Saguaro National Park in 2002 was 143 square miles (370 km2).top

Space Needle

Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Space Needle
Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle features an observation deck at 520 feet (160 m), the SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet (152 m), and a gift shop.top

Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World)

Jersey City, New York, United States of America
Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World)
The sculptor was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, designed the internal framework that supports the copper plates that make up the statue.top

The Alamo

San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
The Alamo
The full name of the site was San Antonio de Valero Mission. It was build by the Spanish in the 1700's for the education and conversion of local Native Americans.top

The Pentagon

Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
The Pentagon
Headquarters of the Department of Defense for the United States of America, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. It has three times the floor space of the Empire State Building.top

The White House

Washington, District of Columbia, 20500, United States of America
The White House
Originally referred to as the "Presidential Mansion," or "President's House,", there are several stories as to how the building came to be called "The White House." The name became official during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt.top

Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Tomb of the Unknowns
The Tomb of the Unknowns has been guarded continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since July 2, 1937. Inclement weather does not cause the watch to cease.top

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America
U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
The memorial, dedicated in 1962, spans the sunken hull of the battleship Arizona without touching it. The Navy stipulated that the memorial be in the form of a bridge floating above the ship and accommodate 200 people.top

United States Capitol

Washington, District of Columbia, 20515, United States of America
United States Capitol
Home to the United States Congress, the Legislative Branch of the government, the Capitol has a central section featuring the famous rotunda and dome. The North wing houses the Senate, while the South wing is home to the House of Representatives.top

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge served as the camp for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777 - 1778, the park contains Washington's Headquarters, several monuments, reconstructed campsites and a visitor center.top

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The names of the nearly 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam or who remain unaccounted for are inscribed on the walls in chronological order.top

Washington Monument

Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Washington Monument
The monument is among the world's tallest masonry structures, standing 555 feet (169.29 m) in height and made of marble, granite, and sandstone. It was designed by Robert Mills, a prominent American architect of the 1840s.top

Willis Tower

Chicago, Illinois, 60606, United States of America
Willis Tower
The Willis Tower (formerly The Sears Tower) was the world's tallest building from 1973 to 1998. As of December, 2013, it is the second tallest building in the United States.top

Yellowstone National Park

Multiple States, United States of America
Yellowstone National Park
Set aside as a national park on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone was the first National Park and is known for its wildlife and geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular areas in the park.top


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