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