When you look at any these American landmarks your heart should fill with pride for the Red, White and Blue.
Some of the landmarks listed are very well known while others are on the obscure side. None-the-less it is your duty as a tax paying American citizen to visit each one before your dirt.
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Mount Rushmore, established in 1925, represents the first 150 years of the history of the United States of America with 60-foot sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents (left to right): George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).
It’s located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Taking a vacation to the area can be a fun experience for people of all ages and here’s how you can plan that trip.
Statue of Liberty
Officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World, the Statue of Liberty is a monument that was presented by the people of France to the United States of America in 1886 to celebrate it’s centennial.
The Statue of Liberty is one site you cannot miss on your trip to New York City. This monument represents the ideals of America and embraces the freedom of its people. You need to follow a few directions to ensure an easy tour of the statue and to minimize your time getting there.
Washington’s National Mall
Washington’s National Mall is an open-area national park in downtown Washington, D.C., that included the entire area between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol, with the Washington Monument providing a division slightly west of the center. It was also the site of the historic March on Washington led by Dr. Martin Luther.
USS Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in the City and County of 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. The attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oʻahu was the action that led to United States involvement in World War II.
The Pearl Harbor Memorial Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii is an incredibly beautiful monument to one of the saddest incidents in American history and a must see for anyone who has the opportunity.
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery was established during the American Civil War and since then more then 300,000 people were buried in an area of 624 acres. Veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation’s wars are interred in the cemetery, from the American Civil War through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Visiting Arlington National Cemetery can be a somber and emotional experience but you should take time to remember those who served our country by planning a visit to Arlington National Cemetery.
Sun Studio was opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950 and is considered to be the birth place of rock & roll.
It is the place where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and other legends launched their musical careers.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. It stood as the world’s tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in 1972. The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s iconic structures. The view of the San Francisco skyline and San Francisco Bay from its walkway is unrivaled. No visit to the City is complete without making a pilgrimage. The bridge is 1.7 miles long and connects San Francisco with Marin County. The walkway floats 220 feet above San Francisco Bay and the towers rise to 746 feet above the water. It was the largest suspension bridge in the world when it opened to great fanfare in 1937 and it remains the most beautiful and by far the most photographed. That is why you should go visit it.