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Famous landmarks of the United States of America
Famous landmarks of the United States of America
The National Mall, Washington DC
The National Mall, Washington DC
The Capitol, where the Congress meets is in the centre of the city
The Capitol, where the Congress meets is in the centre of the city
The White House is the oldest public building in Washington and one of
The White House is the oldest public building in Washington and one of
Construction was completed in 1800
Construction was completed in 1800
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
Washington Monument
Vietnam Memorial
Vietnam Memorial
Vietnam Memorial
Vietnam Memorial
Statue of liberty
Statue of liberty
Its full name is Liberty Enlightening the World, but it is more
Its full name is Liberty Enlightening the World, but it is more
Its full name is Liberty Enlightening the World, but it is more
Its full name is Liberty Enlightening the World, but it is more
THE MOUNT RUSHMORE MEMORIAL
THE MOUNT RUSHMORE MEMORIAL
This tremendous work, which took fourteen years to complete, was
This tremendous work, which took fourteen years to complete, was
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Gateway Arch St
Gateway Arch St
Hollywood sign was completed in 1923 on Mt
Hollywood sign was completed in 1923 on Mt
Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Independence Hall, Philadelphia In this building the Declaration of
Independence Hall, Philadelphia In this building the Declaration of
Mesa Verde
Mesa Verde
The Four Corners
The Four Corners
The Four Corners
The Four Corners
The Four Corners
The Four Corners
Graceland:
Graceland:
Elvis died a broken man
Elvis died a broken man
Alcatraz
Alcatraz
Crater of Diamonds State Park Arkansas The Natural State is blessed
Crater of Diamonds State Park Arkansas The Natural State is blessed
Crater of Diamonds State Park Arkansas The Natural State is blessed
Crater of Diamonds State Park Arkansas The Natural State is blessed
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
Holding back the mighty Colorado River, this massive feat of
Holding back the mighty Colorado River, this massive feat of
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Mono Lake
Mono Lake
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
This famed cataract comprises three separate falls: Horseshoe,
This famed cataract comprises three separate falls: Horseshoe,
Crater Lake
Crater Lake
SEEING ONCE IS BETTER THAN HEARING TWICE
SEEING ONCE IS BETTER THAN HEARING TWICE
The sights of the USA

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The sights of the USA

The sights of the USA
1FAMOUS LANDMARKS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.0 17landmark to have gone up so quickly, but it did, in one0
2The National Mall, Washington DC. The National Mall0 year and 45 days from 1930-31. Sure, its a tourist
in Washington, D.C., is home to the capital city's most trap (3.5 million yearly) and the lines for the
important memorials, monuments, and museums. This image elevators will keep you waiting to get to the 86th
shows the Lincoln Memorial (foreground), the Reflecting floor observation deck. But this just gives you more
Pool, the Washington Monument, and, in the distance, time to admire the art deco styling.
the Capitol Building. There are also nearly a dozen 18Independence Hall, Philadelphia In this building0
museums bordering the Mall, Vietnam Memorial (among the Declaration of Independence was signed, George
many others) near at hand. Washington was appointed commander in chief of the
3The Capitol, where the Congress meets is in the1 Continental Army, and the Constitution was ratified. In
centre of the city. other words, theres no other structure in the United
4The Congress consists of the Senate and the House0 States thats loaded with more historical significance.
of Representatives. The Senate and the House of The Hall is part of Independence National Historical
Representatives meet in the Capitol Building to make Park, where youll also find the Liberty Bell and
laws that govern the country. several museums.
5The White House is the oldest public building in1 19Mesa Verde. The nearly 600 cliff houses notched by0
Washington and one of the most beautiful. It is the the ancient Indians Anasazi into canyon walls are the
home of the United States president. It has been the most attractive feature of Colorado's Mesa Verde
home for every U.S. president, except George National Park. Cliff Palace, shown here, is the
Washington. largest, with 151 rooms and 23 circular underground
6Construction was completed in 1800. The original0 chambers called kivas.
home was burned by the British in 1814, during the War 20The Four Corners. The Four Corners is the only0
of 1812. The house was rebuilt and painted white to place in the United States where four states (Arizona,
cover its fire-blackened walls. This is how it got the New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado) come together at one
name the Whitehouse. The official residence of place. Here a person can stand in four states at the
Americas presidents has been the subject of many same time. The unique landmark is managed by the Navajo
paranormal claims. Ghostly sightings have been reported Nation and is open for visits from the public. Vendors
of Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson. sell handmade jewelry, crafts and traditional foods
Michelle Obama is the latest to report that mysterious nearby.
noises of the night have woken her and the president 21Graceland: Elvis Presley was twenty-two when he0
up. bought Graceland for $100,000 in March, 1957. He had
7Lincoln Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial was built to0 already recorded "Heartbreak Hotel" ,
honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United performed on the Ed Sullivan Show, and saw his first
States. Surrounding the monument are 36 marble columns album ( Elvis Presley ) reach million-plus dollars in
representing the 36 states of the Union at the time of sales.
Abraham Lincoln's death. Inside the monument is (a 19 22Elvis died a broken man. He once remarked in the0
foot white marble statue of Abraham Lincoln. On the later part of his life "I hope I die
walls are etched his words calling for unity of the onstage". He died at Graceland on August 16, 1977.
country, "that government of the people, by the His body was found in a bathroom. People continue to
people, and for the people, shall not perish from the leave flowers at Elvis' grave, which are dutifully
earth." Also on the walls are the words of his displayed until they wilt.
Second Inaugural Address and murals portraying national 23Alcatraz. There are many haunted tales that0
unity and the freeing of the slaves. beleaguer Alcatraz, the now out-of-commission prison
8Washington Monument. The Washington Monument was0 located in San Francisco Bay. Visitors to the island
built to honour George Washington, commander-in-chief have reported hearing the ghost of American gangster Al
of the continental army, and first president of the Capone playing his banjo, sounds of crying and moaning
United States. The monument was completed and dedicated and inexplicable cold spots.
in 1885. It is a white marble structure 165 meters 24Crater of Diamonds State Park Arkansas The Natural0
tall. State is blessed with an abundance of geological
9Vietnam Memorial. The Vietnam Memorial was built to0 wonders. Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only
honor the soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. It is a diamond-producing site in the world open to the public
large black stone wall. On the wall are etched the It is a one-of-a-kind experience in the world. You are
names of all the United States soldiers who died in the invited to experience this unique attraction and enjoy
Vietnam War. the thrill of digging for diamonds. The park staff will
10Statue of liberty. The Statue of Liberty is one of0 identify your finds for you. And unlike other
the best known American landmarks. It is located in the diamond-bearing sites, the park policy is
New York harbor near Ellis Island. The statue welcomed "finders, keepers." Any diamonds,
new immigrants to the United States who entered the semi-precious stones, rocks, or minerals you unearth
country through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. The are yours to keep, regardless of their value. Diamonds
statue is 34 meters tall and made from 225 tons of come in all colors of the rainbow. The three colors
copper. It was given to the people of the United States unearthed here are white, brown and yellow, in that
by France on July 4, 1884 to commemorate the 100 order.
anniversary of the American Revolution. 25Hoover Dam. The idea of 4.36 million cubic yards of0
11Its full name is Liberty Enlightening the World,0 concrete alone doesnt sound like much of a landmark.
but it is more commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, But when that cement refers to the Hoover Dam and its
Lady Liberty or the ultimate American landmark. operations, thats something else. Just a short drive
Visitors to the main attraction of Liberty Island from Las Vegas -- and a source of power for Sin Citys
havent been allowed into the torch since 1916 and into gazillion lights is one that can be appreciated by day
the crown since 2001, but it really doesnt matter. when tours are available, as well as by night when the
Theres no better view than from outside, where you can crowds have gone and the well-lit mass seems even
reflect on everything she represents. greater in size against the walls of Black Canyon.
12THE MOUNT RUSHMORE MEMORIAL. The construction of0 26Holding back the mighty Colorado River, this0
this memorial began in 1925. Gutzon Borglum, a famous massive feat of engineering creates hydroelectric power
American sculptor, and a crew of over 360 people carved and helps provides water for seven states.
on the face of Mount Rushmore the heads of Washington, 27Grand Canyon. A breathtaking 277 river-miles long,0
Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. 18 miles wide and a mile deep, the famous landmark drew
13This tremendous work, which took fourteen years to0 just under 4.5 million visitors in 2009. President
complete, was finished in 1941. The faces measure 18 Theodore Roosevelt called the canyonone of the seven
meters from chin to top of head, and would be 141 meter natural wonders of the world"the one great sight
tall if the whole bodies were built to this scale. every American ... should see."
14Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge was0 28Mono Lake. An estimated 760,000 years old, this0
built in 1937 to connect the city of San Francisco to California landmark has become a stunning sightseeing
Marin County across the Golden Gate Strait. The total location. By 1982, the lake had lost 51 percent of the
length of the bridge is 2,737 m. The bridge is 67 surface area it had before the diversions began in
meters above the strait, with the top of the tower at 1941, revealing once-submerged limestone, which now
227 meters above the water. forms scenic towers across the water's surface.
15Gateway Arch St. Louis. Part of the Jefferson0 29Niagara Falls. Formed over the last 12,000 years by0
National Expansion Memorial Park, this iconic structure melting glaciers and water erosion, Niagara Falls is
symbolizes the importance of St. Louis as the Gateway marveled at for its great width rather than height.
to the West. It is 192 meters high. Be sure to ride to Spanning the Canadian-American border, the site
the top for great views of the city and the attracts 12 million visitors annually.
Mississippi. 30This famed cataract comprises three separate falls:0
16Hollywood sign was completed in 1923 on Mt. Lee as0 Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil.
a temporary advertisement for a Hollywood Hills 31Crater Lake. Formed by the collapse of the Mount0
residential development company (and reading Mazama volcanoes approximately 6,850 years ago, this
Hollywoodland at the time), the sign quickly became crater lake is located in Oregon. No place else on
associated with Hollywood itself -- especially after earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color;
actress Peg Entwistle committed suicide with a jump off sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet
the H in 1932. HOLLYWOOD SIGN. high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic
17Empire State Building. Not many American landmarks0 past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty.
have been depicted as a jungle gym for an ape. It 32SEEING ONCE IS BETTER THAN HEARING TWICE.0
doesnt seem possible for this 102-floor New York City
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