The United States of America is full of stunning landmarks you should visit once in a lifetime, and if you are planning a trip to America you must make a list od landmarks you want to see. If you have a chance to go to America do not miss the beautiful nature, impressive constructions, and historical sites. You can also see famous skyscrapers and amazing bridges. If you want to find out what are the 13 wonderful US landmarks you should visit in America just continue reading.
13. Grand Central Terminal, New York
This terminal is located in the heart of Manhattan, and it has a stunning interior design. In Grand Central Terminal you will find many interesting shops and restaurants, and it is crowded with tourists. In many Holywood movies, this was the place of meeting for many couples in love.
12. Empire State Building, New York
This is the most popular building in New York, located on Fifth Avenue. This building, 1,453 feet tall, was made in 1930, and it has two observatories, one in the 86th floor and another on the 102nd floor. The observatory on the 86th floor has a 360-degree outdoor deck.
11. Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles
This is one of the most famous landmarks not just in America, but in the whole world. This sign is built in the hills around the City of Angels in 1923 and for a very short time, it became the sign of pop culture. Many people relate this sign to a Hollywood movie industry but it is not true. The reason why that sigh was built there was to boost the sales of real estate for the housing firm called Hollywoodland. After the Great Depression, Harry Chandler, lost his firm, assets, and properties, ’land’ was removed from the sign, and in 1973 it became official landmark status for the City of Los Angeles.
10. Space Needle, Seattle
There are no film, series, TV show, or music video in Seattle, that does not involve the Space Needle, the official symbol of this city. It was built in 1962, 605 feet in the air, the futuristic building instant became the most sightseeing in Seattle. You can dine in the needle if you want in the restaurant high above the ground.
9. Washington Monument, D.C.
This obelisk is located between the U.S. Capitol and the White House, and it is made from the white marble, blue gneiss, and granite. This monument is 555 feet tall and it was opened to the public back in 1888 in the honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States.
8. Cloud Gate, Chicago
The famous cloud gate is located in Millennium Park in Chicago, and it is a true piece of art. It is often called ’the Bean’ because of its look. This massive, silver bean is an interesting attraction for all tourists who take pictures in front of it.
7. Brooklyn Bridge, New York
This is one of the most famous bridges in the whole world, located in New York City. In 1883 was opened to the public, and since then tie Manhattan and Brooklyn.
6. Statue of Liberty, New York
Lady Liberty is located on Liberty Island, with the stone tablet and lighted torch in her hands. It is made in 1886 as a symbol of freedom and democracy and it is a gift from France to America.
5. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, Nevada
This sign is made in 1959 and represents all the Sin City is, all that glitz and the kitsch. It is very popular and you can see it from every corner in Las Vegas. It was even added to the Register of Historic Places.
4. Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
For many years, from 1934 to 1963 Alcatraz Island, or popular The Rock was served as a federal prison. Even Al Capone and Whitey Bulger were there, and this place appeared in many Hollywood films. If you are going to San Francisco do not miss it.
3. Desert View Watchtower – Grand Canyon
This is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, in Arizona. It is located one mile deep into the earth surface and it has more than five million visitors every year. It was named a National Park in 1919 and if you are going to Arizona do not miss hiking and adventures on the Colorado River.
2. Mount Rushmore, Keystone, S.D.
This is a famous monument made into a mountain of granite and represents four great American presidents- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. This monument is located above the Black Hills of South Dakota.
1. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
This stunning bridge was build in 1933, and it has an every day necessary purpose but it is also a famous monument. The towers of the bridge are 746 feet high above the water. Pretty impressive, don’t you think?