Jun
24
2011

Top 10 American Landmarks

USA is ruling all over the world due to its strong economy and being super power. People want to go there for business prospective but America has also beautiful places/landmarks to visit as well.

10. Hoover Dam – Colorado River, Arizona/Nevada State Line

Hoover Dam - Colorado River, Arizona/Nevada State Line

The idea of 4.36 million cubic yards of concrete alone doesn’t sound like much of a landmark.

09. USS Arizona Memorial – Honolulu, Hawaii

USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii

The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 by Japanese imperial forces and commemorates the events of that day.

08. Empire State Building – New York

Empire State Building - New York

This empire state building has 102 floors and it just took 1year and 45 days to build this giant building in 1930-31.

07. Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona

It is one of the United States’ oldest national parks and is located in Arizona. Within the park lies the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, considered to be one of Wonders of the World. The park covers 1,217,403 acres (1,902 sq mi; 4,927 km2) of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties.

06. Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Keystone, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Keystone, South Dakota

It is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and later by his son Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents (in order from left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.


05. Liberty Bell – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Liberty Bell - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Also in Philadelphia is the ever popular Liberty Bell. Once housed in Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell now has its own home in a safe building right across the street on the lawn at Independence Mall. Entrance to the hall is free, but all visitors must go through security before entering. The Liberty Bell is open every day except Christmas.

04. Jefferson Memorial – Washington, DC

Jefferson Memorial - Washington, DC

South of the White House, in Washington, DC, you’ll find Jefferson Memorial. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of our country, had a significant impact on the formation of our country. He was a philosopher, diplomat, inventor, and so much more. As father of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson will forever have a place in the history books, and in the hearts of all true patriots.

03. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, California

Its also famous with the name  “City by the Bay,” this landmark has to be driven, walked and then viewed from vista points to the northeast and southeast to be fully appreciated.

02. Lincoln Memorial – Washington, DC

Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC

The Lincoln Memorial proudly preserves the memory of the great Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States, leading the country through the Civil War. He fought for freedom, and the hope he shared with his country will inspire generations for decades to come.

01. Statue of Liberty – New York City

Statue of Liberty – New York City

Right on the border between New Jersey and New York, ferries regularly stop at both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, which sits on Liberty Island. The famous statue was often the first American landmark seen by immigrants passing through the Harbour on their way to Ellis Island.


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