Interesting places to visit in the USA

U.S. Attractions

Every year thousands of tourists come here to immerse themselves in a world of contrasts, natural and man-made wonders known for their uniqueness. This country amazes with its scale, almost every state, city and village has its own sight – a business card, which people from all over the world come to admire. So the question of what to see in the U.S. is not difficult even for Americans themselves. Below, let’s take a look at the most famous American landmarks.

Statue of Liberty

Everyone who comes to the United States necessarily wants to visit this landmark. Monumental statue is a symbol of America. It is located in New York Bay, on an island a few kilometers from the Manhattan coast. The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States by France for the centennial of American independence. The sculpture’s location was chosen with the expectation that it would be seen by everyone arriving by boat in New York City.

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The height of this U.S. landmark is about 393 meters and weighs more than 200 tons. Inside, there are steps that allow you to climb up to the observation deck located in the crown. An elevator is provided for the convenience of tourists.

Rockefeller Center

This complex is a must-see in many tourist programs. It is a masterpiece of urban architecture and one of the best in New York City. The complex was built with money from the Rockefeller family, which gave it its famous name – Rockefeller Center.

The project started back in the thirties of the last century. The center consists of 19 edifices, which combine retail, entertainment and office functions. The most respectable of all the buildings is the General Electric. Its height is about 266 m. It has about 70 floors. Each year the observation deck of the building is visited by thousands of tourists.

Rockefeller Center is famous for the ice skating rink, the golden figure of Prometheus and the main Christmas tree of the city. Therefore, many tourists want to visit the landmark just before the Christmas holidays.

Times Square .

All the attractions of American cities listed in this article, would be incomplete without the achievements of the industry. Times Square is one of the most famous places in the United States. Anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the bustling life of the metropolis should visit Times Square.

The business card of modern America is:

bright neon advertisements;

gleaming skyscrapers that lose themselves in the height;

thousands of passersby of all nationalities;

Here, life is in full swing 24 hours a day. Every year on the night of December 31, millions of tourists and locals come to Times Square to count the last seconds of the old year together. All this is broadcast not only on local television, but also in many English-speaking countries.

Golden Gate Bridge.

Everyone who loves American movies knows this landmark. The Red Bridge crosses the San Francisco Bay. Its columns reach 230 m, and the height of the arch (its largest part) – 66m. The length of the structure is more than 2,700 m.

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The Hanging Bridge connects the city of San Francisco and the southern part of Marin County. It was opened back in the year 37 of the last century. Today, about 100,000 cars travel over it every day. The traffic is carried on six lanes. Depending on the intensity, the number of directions can vary. So, I on weekdays there can be four directions to the city and two from the city, on weekends vice versa.

Since 2011, there has been a toll on this U.S. landmark. Today, the fare is about $6. It’s still all free for pedestrians, ambulances, and firefighters.

Montezuma Castle.

A historic landmark that is located in the state of Arizona. It is a cultural heritage of America, revealing even today not fully explored facts.

The entire historic area covers about 7 square kilometers. Here are the ruins of the Hohokam culture. The castle itself, according to legend, belonged to the Aztec emperor Montezuma. The structure is a structure made of raw brick on a rocky ledge. For centuries, nature has made changes to the exterior and interior of the castle. But tourists who want to touch the history, be sure to visit this place.

Chinatown

The oldest and largest Chinatown in North America is located in downtown San Francisco. It became a settlement for Asian immigrants in the 19th century. There are many stores with Chinese goods and restaurants with Asian food.

Even for Americans it’s a different world with its own culture and way of life. Chinatown is a neighborhood of 24 blocks. Most of the residents are Chinese, who lure tourists with their national colors and American spontaneity.

Coca-Cola Museum

This museum is located in Atlanta on Baker Street. It is believed that John Pemberton created the formula for the famous drink not far from here.

There is a small Coca-Cola production line in the building. So every tourist can observe the creation of this soda, and take a bottle with them on their way out.

The museum features:

vending machines and other paraphernalia associated with this sweet drink.

Washington Monument

The tallest marble monument in the world. The height of this landmark of the states of America is about 170 m. It is surrounded by five ten American flags. The peculiarity of the monument is that as it rises, the stone changes its color.

This is due to the fact that sandstone, marble and granite were used in its construction. Visitors can climb to the top of the memorial, which offers a magnificent view of the capital.

Pentagon

Considered to be one of the largest buildings in the world. The name comes from the shape of the structure. The Pentagon was opened in the 43rd year of the last century. It has many corridors, the total length of which is about 28 km.

According to official data, the Pentagon has five above-ground floors and two underground. But according to unofficial data – under the ground is located 10 floors and many tunnels that diverge from the building for tens of kilometers. Each floor has five concentric pentagons and about 11 communicating corridors. The building is made so that any remote place can be reached in just a few minutes.

Bellagio Fountains

The musical fountains are the most recognizable symbol of Las Vegas. They are closely adjacent to the main street of the city. The fountains are located on Lake Como. Several times an hour jets of water as if dancing to music. This show is a delight both to tourists and local citizens.

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The jets in the fountains can fly up to 140 meters in the air. This is one of the largest and most beautiful shows in Las Vegas.

Hollywood

Everyone associates this area of Los Angeles with the American film industry. Many movie studios are located here and famous actors live here.

Hollywood has an Alley of Fame, where you can see more than 2,500 stars with the names of celebrities. Other local attractions include the Hollywood sign, the museum, the Kodak Theater, the Roosevelt Hotel, the Reservoir, and many other interesting places.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cultural attractions in the United States would not be complete without the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Today its holdings include more than 2 million works of art. Most of the exhibits have come from private collectors.

The museum is considered one of the oldest in the United States. It opened to the first visitors in 1872. At first it exhibited paintings by European artists, but over time began to show the art of Africa and Oceania, Asia and America. The area of the museum is more than 18 hectares. It houses not only paintings, but also other exhibits – from the most ancient artifacts to modern creations.

Great Falls of the Potomac River

This natural landmark in the United States is one of the most famous in Washington. It is located 22 km from the city itself. You can get there by cab or by other means of transportation.

It is a unique place that combines natural beauty, power and incredible sound, spreading for dozens of kilometers. Falls are formed from the mountainous Potomac River, the length of which reaches 590 km. Most of the waterfalls are small, but there are also quite high, up to 6 m. There are some incredibly beautiful trees and plants around, which can’t be found anywhere else but here.

For anyone who wants to admire the stone beauty, Potomac River Falls is the best place. Rounded boulders, smooth rock surfaces, and beautiful hollows are “laid out” around here.

Campers can pitch a tent or picnic in the area. There is also an observation deck. It is from it tourists can look at the vulture turtles, which in quiet parts of the reservoir crawl out to bask in the sun.

Manoa Falls

This place is popular with tourists. This applies not only to the waterfall itself, but also to the walk to it. To see the attraction, visitors expect an unforgettable hike. The trail that everyone has to take is located among a tropical forest with unforgettable scenery. There is lush vegetation and indescribable beauty all around.

You can get to the waterfall on your own without a guide. The path to the famous place is marked, so to get lost in this place will not work.

Grand Canyon

The United States of America (whose attractions are presented here) is known to all tourists by the Grand Canyon. This unique area is the most visited in America. Amazing miracle of nature, occupying about 5 thousand square meters. At the very bottom of the canyon flows a river, which 5 million years ago and caused its formation.

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Grand Canyon has a huge size. Its depth reaches 1,800 m, and its length is about 450 m. The width of the sight is 29 km. Although this canyon is not the largest in the world, but its popularity increases every year.

The uniqueness of the Grand Canyon is in the cliffs and a lot of rocks, which resemble ancient statues. There are also beautiful waterfalls and caves.

The climate and flora here are diverse. At the bottom of the canyon the temperature can reach up to +400C, as at the same moment on the plateau does not exceed +150C. Only here you can see how the desert zone smoothly turns into a mixed forest. The canyon is rich in various cacti, pines, birches and majestic oaks.

On its grounds:

There are more than 1,600 different species of plants;

about 90 species of mammals;

The canyons are home to about 350 different birds, 47 reptiles, and up to 26 species of fish.

Here every tourist can go kayaking, canoeing and SUP-boarding. Those who prefer a quieter vacation can view the site from a helicopter. Or visit the bottom of the canyon by descending on mules.

Crater Lake.

This is the deepest lake in the United States. It is located in the caldera of a volcano that went extinct years ago. Crater is one of the 10 brightest lakes in the world. The water has a deep blue hue. The lake is round in shape. It is located at an altitude of 2 km above sea level.

In the middle of the lake there are a few islands, which were formed from volcanic rocks. The largest of them is Koldovskoy. The area of this U.S. landmark is abundantly covered with trees, however, as well as everything around Crater. And the smallest island is named “Ghost Ship.” This island is practically empty. On it grows only a few trees.

No less interesting sight for tourists is the “Old Man of the Lake”. This is a part of the trunk of a tree, which for more than 50 years is moving around the pond in different directions. At the same time it is not in a horizontal position, as is often the case, but in a vertical position. The floating trunk is about 9 meters long. Most of it is located underwater, and only 1 m, visible to the human eye. The thickness of the “old man” is about 60 cm. The log is virtually indestructible. All this is due to the fact that the water in the lake is quite cold, just like the air itself. Its upper part has a whitish ash color. This is probably the reason why the trunk got such an unusual name.

Isle Royal Park.

This attraction is located in the middle of Lake Superior. The park is distinguished by an incredibly beautiful landscape. There are many different rare plants, birds, and animals on the territory. It is in this park is considered the cleanest air.

Everyone can visit the park. There are incredible beauty spots where you can enjoy the scenery and take beautiful photos.

Harvard University

The most elite educational institution in the world is also among the most famous attractions in the United States. The oldest American university (founded back in 1636) is located in the city of Cambridge. This university ranks first in the world in terms of graduates who became billionaires. The library of the educational institution is one of the largest in the country. The university includes 13 separate academic units with campuses throughout Boston.

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Everglades National Park.

Much of the area is wetlands. The entire park reaches 1.5 million acres. It has one of the rarer faunas here. Animals that have long been thought to be extinct can be found in the area. The park is home to the White-headed Eagle, the world’s largest cat, the Puma, and many species of herons. But the calling card is the alligator. Therefore, everyone who walks through the park should be extremely careful.

Also, a rare animal lives in the marshes – the water cow or sea cow, as it is also called.

Great Lakes

The attraction consists of 5 lakes (Upper, Guron, Erie, Ontario, Michigan). They are all located near the border between the United States and Canada. Among the five, the Lake Superior should be noted. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world.

All of the bodies of water are on an incredible scale. Standing on the shores of the lake, it seems as if there is a majestic sea in front of you. There are beautiful beaches with snow-white sand. In the summer, you can see a lot of holidaymakers here.

Badlands Park.

An unusual creation of nature, characterized by rocky terrain. It is quite difficult to walk through the territory.

Badlands Park is a must-see for every tourist. Because of the action of erosion, which still continues to affect the cliffs, the area is changing. Therefore, it is not known what the park will be in decades to come. According to studies, it has been proven that every year the cliffs increase by 2-3 cm, and these are big numbers.

This is the rock, which is often called the Devil’s Tower. The height of this U.S. landmark is 265 meters. The rock has an unusual shape, which makes it stand out among the wooded plains. The surface of the tower is strewn with vertical indentations, appeared as a result of the “work” of wind and natural phenomena.

Devils Tower began to form 50 million years ago. It was caused by magma, which was surrounded on all sides by rocks. Since the mountains were “brittle” compared to the magma, water and wind began to wash out the looser areas, leaving only dense structures in their path.

The rock becomes incredibly beautiful at sunset. It is during this period of the day that it turns a deep orange color.

Mount Rushmore

The Rock of Presidents and the main tourist attraction in the U.S..

Mount Rushmore is known for having giant monuments carved into it – the faces of four American presidents:

This U.S. landmark took about fifteen years to create. Each year, more than 2, 5 million tourists visit the eighteen-meter statues.

Every American feels obligated to visit the Temple of Democracy (the second name of the mountain of presidents) at least once in his or her life.

Griffith Park

Among the city’s parks, Griffith is the largest. On its territory there is a zoo, which amazes with the variety of animals. There is also a botanical garden, ranked number one in the country, for flora lovers.

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Griffith is a park with a place for adults and children to relax. There are horseback riding, plenty of hiking trails, museums, and rides.

Redwood Park.

Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. It is the most impressive park in the United States. Only here you can admire the most incredible forests of our planet.

On the territory of Redwood grows majestic sequoias. Their height reaches 100 meters. There are places where the size of these trees is simply incredible. Their uniqueness makes it possible to build roads through the trunks without harming the plant.

This is only part of the unique landmarks of America. U.S. landmarks are known in almost every country. And every resident would like at least once to look at the culture, where modernity and history successfully coexist, giving all tourists an unforgettable experience.

29 unusual places in America that everyone should visit.

1. In the Mendenhall Valley, Alaska, there is a 19 km long glacier. There are a lot of caves which resemble clusters of thick clouds from the inside.

Mendenhall Valley, Alaska

Mendenhall Valley, Alaska

2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona is the dream of all travelers because of its unusual shape and rich sand color.

Antelope Canyon in Arizona

Antelope Canyon in Arizona

3. Vanonta Gorge in Oregon has a fabulous view, as well as a variety of aquatic and forest plants. During the warm season, you can hike through the water and enjoy the views of moss- and fern-covered rocks.

Oregon's Vanonta Gorge

Oregon's Vanonta Gorge

Tulip Fields in Washington State

Tulip Fields in Washington State

5. The untouched wilderness in Colorado is stunning all year round.

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado

6. Dry Tortugas is a national park in Florida. The clear water and abundance of sea creatures make this place a true paradise on earth.

Dry Tortugas, FL

Dry Tortugas, FL

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

8. Watkins Glen, located in New York, captures the heart with its natural beauty and waterfall.

Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

10. The Great Prismatic Spring in Wyoming is a natural pool of rainbow colors. It is the largest hot spring in the United States.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

11. haiku, referred to as the “stairway to heaven,” is located in Hawaii. Technically closed to visitors, it never fails to be popular with tourists who break bans.

12. Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico is deep underground. You can get to the lower levels by a special elevator.

Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico

13. There is a mountain in the heart of the Buffalo River of Arkansas, a famous place among those who want to make a spectacular proposal.

Whitaker Point, Arkansas

Whitaker Point, Arkansas

Hamilton Poole

Hamilton Poole

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

16. The Northern Lights, one of the most beautiful wonders of the world, can be seen in Alaska. The best place to watch the glow is in the cities of Fairbanks and Anchorage.

Northern Lights in Alaska

Northern Lights in Alaska

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

18. Between the states of Nevada and California is freshwater Lake Tahoe, whose clear water and vegetation around it, make it an ideal place for recreation.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Smoky Ridge

Smoky Ridge

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

21. The bright sand and unusual shape make Wave Rock Formation quite popular, even well outside the state of Arizona.

The Wave, Arizona

The Wave, Arizona

California Park

California Park

Nature Fountain, Oregon

Nature Fountain, Oregon

24. The red and orange rocky Badlands Mountains are visited by nearly a million people a year. Native Americans use the area as hunting grounds.

Badlands Mountains

Badlands Mountains

Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA

26. Palouse Falls was preserved by the construction of a dam. Today it delights travelers with beautiful scenery.

Palouse Falls

Palouse Falls

Glacier, Montana

Glacier, Montana

28. Na Pali is a coastline in the state of Hawaii. It can not be reached by car. However, you can see it from a helicopter or on foot.

Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast

29. Devil’s Tower is a monolith of volcanic origin. Many legends and legends are associated with this place.

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