Most Famous Landmarks To Visit In Each State

By Nick Hadji 10 months ago

1. Alabama- U.S Space and Rocket Center

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If you have an interest in astrology, space studies or science in general, the Space and Rocket Center (based in Huntsville, Alabama) is the place to visit. You can explore all areas of space studies, and see what work goes on behind-the-scenes at N.A.S.A.Original content sourced from Femanin.com

2. Alaska- Denali National Park

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Alaska is well-known for its vast, mountainous landscapes and variety of wild animals. If you're looking for a way to experience these things, the Denali National Park has all of it (and more) in one location. Alaska's natural beauty shines throughout the Park.

3. Arizona- Grand Canyon National Park

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Moving onto probably one of the most recognizable landmarks in America: The Grand Canyon (located in Arizona). Its immense beauty, and extraordinary size, make it a common bucket-list experience for many people. It is definitely a great place to visit if you enjoy hiking, and being immersed in nature.

4. Arkansas- Crater of Diamonds

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The Crater of Diamonds, located in Arkansas, is another naturally stunning landscape within America. As its name suggests, this location has rich, natural resources which allow for the presence of crystals (including a percentage of diamonds). If you're looking for a unique location to explore, the Crater of Diamonds is ideal.

5. California- Yosemite National Park

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Now, if you're looking for an alternative to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Yosemite National Park is another great attraction in California. This is yet another beautiful example of America's natural attractions. California is well-known for its gorgeous beaches, but if you're looking for more of a woodland landscape, Yosemite is perfect.

6. Colorado- The Rockies

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America's landscapes vary from state-to-state, and one of the most recognizable is probably the 'Rockies' mountain range located in Colorado. This mountain range is known for its snow-covered peaks, wild animals and astonishing views. This particular mountain range is a common location for hiking and camping.

7. Connecticut- Yale University

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Connecticut is the home of one of America's most well-renowned universities: Yale. Getting accepted into Yale is a dream for many students, and it is considered a great privilege to study there. Although it is an educational institute, it has become a popular attraction for tourist, and potential students alike.

8. Delaware- Lewes Beach

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When you think of the state of Delaware, there probably isn't a landmark or attraction that springs straight to mind. If you find yourself in Delaware, and want somewhere interesting to go, Lewes Beach is a great option. There's plenty of wildlife to see, and a great seascape to explore.

9. Florida- Universal Studios

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When you think of Florida, you probably think of swamps, alligators and rollercoasters. So it's no surprise, that this state is known for being the home of Universal Studios. This is definitely a great place to visit, if you're looking for a family friendly attraction, that won't leave anyone bored.

10. Georgia- Georgia Aquarium

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The state of Georgia is know for its biggest export: peaches. However, one of its largest attractions, is in no way connected to the production and/or exportation of peaches. The most common landmark within Georgia, is the Georgia Aquarium. The aquarium is home to a plethora of sea-life, and is a great place to visit with your loved ones.

11. Hawaii- Kailua Beach

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Hawaii is well-known for its many beaches, filled with golden sands and clear, crisp waters. It only makes sense, that one of them is the top landmark to visit, and that beach is: Kailua Beach. This beach has beautiful coves, and quiet corners that are shrouded with palm trees and surrounded by a turquoise ocean.

12. Idaho- Big Springs

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If you're looking for a romantic getaway location, or just somewhere to relax and take a load off, then Big Springs in Idaho might just be the perfect place. With natural hot springs, and picturesque scenery, Big Springs is a hidden gem within Idaho. It is most definitely worth a visit if you're in need of some relaxation.

13. Illinois- Wrigley Field

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Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza, St. Paddy's day celebrations and architecture (a.k.a 'The Bean'). If you want to explore an alternative side of Chicago, Wrigley Field in Illinois is a great option. The home of Illinois baseball is the perfect location for any sports fan, or budding athlete.

14. Indiana- The University of Notre Dame

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Located in the mid-west, Indiana is home to the University of Notre Dame. Despite its location not being factually correct, this university boasts stunning scenery and amazing campus grounds. It is a great place to visit, whether you're a potential student or not.

15. Iowa- Iowa State Fairgrounds

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Iowa is home to one of the biggest annual fairground shows in America. Thousands of people flock to the state each summer to enjoy the food, drink, stalls and rides the event has to offer. Again, this is a great place to visit with your family, and there is bound to be something to entertain everyone.

16. Kansas- Monument Rocks

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Kansas, the home of Dorothy and Toto, is also home to some amazing natural landscapes. Perhaps the most impressive is the Monument Rocks. This particular rock formation, is located deep within the dry landscape of the country. Their sheer size is astounding, and they're sure to impress anyone.

17. Kentucky- Churchill Downs

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Kentucky: a state known worldwide for its fried chicken, is also famous for horse racing. More specifically, the Kentucky Derby. This derby brings spectators from all over the globe to Kentucky, many of whom include celebrities. This is definitely an attraction for groups to visit, or couples looking for an exciting day out.

18. Louisiana- Canal Street

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One of the original birthplaces of soul food, Louisiana is home to some of the best soul food restaurants and eateries. Many of which are located on Canal Street; one of the most vibrant and bustling areas within Louisiana. Canal street is also the perfect location for any shopaholics, looking for some retail therapy.

19. Maine- The Attean Pond

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The state of Maine is well-known for its flourishing sea-life, and exceptional sea food (especially Maine lobster). However, if you're looking to explore Maine's aquatic life, without being in the hustle and bustle of the bays and harbors, then the Attean Pond is a great location. Shrouded in natural beauty, Attean Pond is a hidden gem within Maine.

20. Maryland- Inner Harbor

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Another state known for its beautiful harbors is Maryland. Maryland has a beautiful balance of both city living, and tranquil seascapes. Maryland's Inner Harbor is the perfect spot to watch the world go by, whilst soaking in the stunning nightlife that the state has to offer.

21. Massachusetts- Fenway Park

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Another state that is home to a great sports venue is Massachusetts. Fenway Park is a must for any sports fan and/or athlete. Similarly to Wrigley Field, Fenway Park is home to baseball within Massachusetts. Its another great venue for the whole family to visit and enjoy.

22. Michigan- Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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If you're more interested in the natural landmarks of America, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan is perfect. This lakeshore has amazing views that can't be missed, and look out onto a tranquil oceanic setting. It is the perfect place for hiking, camping and generally immersing yourself within nature.

23. Minnesota- Voyageurs National Park

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If you are an avid camper and/or hiker another wonderful location to explore is: Voyageurs National Park (located in Minnesota). This park is perfect if you're wanting to experience mountaintops, woodlands and shorelines. It is also a great location for any budding fisherman.

24. Mississippi- Biloxi Beach

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If you have more relaxed expectations for your exploration of nature, look no further than Biloxi Beach, located in Mississippi. This beach boasts stretches of white sand, and stunning shorelines- perfect for lounging in the sun, and being surrounded by the sound of waves lapping the shoreline.

25. Missouri- The St. Louis Zoo

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The St. Louis Zoo in Missouri is home to a great array of wildlife, and is perfect for families with young children. If you're looking for a more hands-on experience with nature, this zoo is the place to visit. With so many animals to discover and learn about, you might find it difficult to fit it all into one day.

26. Montana- Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park is another bucket-list location for many people. Located in the state of Montana, Yellowstone is home to one of the most impressive woodland areas within America. It is well-known for its array of wildlife such as grizzly bears and birds of prey.

27. Nebraska- Chimney Rock National Historic Site

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Nebraska's Chimney Rock National Historic Site is an astounding natural landmark. The unique rock formation gets it name from its size and general shape, which is similar to that of a chimney. From Chimney Rock's top, you can see a sunning expanse of greenery and woodland that stretches for miles in every direction.

28. Nevada- The Las Vegas Strip

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Now, it goes without saying, that Nevada's defining landmark is the Las Vegas strip (located in the heart of the Nevada desert). The strip is home to a plethora of casinos, restaurants, high-end retailers and celebrity residencies. It is also well-known for its 'Chapel of Love', where couples have the opportunity to get their wedding officiated by the King of Rock and Roll.

29. New Hampshire- Hampton Beach

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New Hampshire is yet another state that has access to impressive shorelines, and natural landscapes. Hampton Beach is perhaps one of the most popular places to visit, especially if you're seeking a seaside escape. Hampton is also home to lavish residential areas, which compliment its shorelines perfectly.

30. New Jersey- Boardwalk Hall

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New Jersey is renowned for its boardwalks along Venice Beach, as well as the hit reality TV show Jersey Shore. It is also home to the huge entertainment venue Boardwalk Hall. This venue is known for hosting events from concerts, to sports such as boxing and UFC.

31. New Mexico- Santa Fe Plaza

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Moving further south, we come to New Mexico. Aside from its beautifully warm climate, New Mexico also has the Santa Fe Plaza. The plaza is a hot spot for restaurants, shops and unique independent businesses. If you're looking to get an authentic taste of what Mexico has to offer, the Santa Fe Plaza is just the spot.

32. New York- New York City

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New York is of course famous for one thing: New York City. Within this city you can completely immerse yourself in its melting-pot of cultures and experiences. From Alcatraz Prison, to the Statue of Liberty, NYC has so much to offer. You won't be short of things to discover in the city that never sleeps.

33. North Carolina- The Biltmore Estate

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Moving away from the sights and sounds of the Big Apple, we come to North Carolina. This state is home to the Biltmore Estate, a lavishly wealthy residential estate that can give you a taste of the high-life. Its period architecture is perfect for people interested in uncovering the history of North Carolina.

34. North Dakota- The Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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If lavish estates aren't your taste, North Dakota has a great alternative: The Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This national park is definitely catered more towards campers and hikers. So if you're looking exciting exploration, without the fast pace of the city, this is the place to go.

35. Ohio- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Ohio is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has thousands of visitors from all over the globe. If you, or someone you know, is a music enthusiast this is a great location to really explore some of music's greatest artists/bands. There is plenty of music memorabilia that is bound to astound.

36. Oklahoma- Turner Falls Park

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As with many of the other states on this list, Oklahoma is home to yet another beautiful park. This particular park is called: Turner Falls Park. As you can probably guess from its name, Turner Falls has hidden waterfalls; shrouded by gorgeous woodland areas.

37. Oregon- Crater Lake National Park

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Adding to the list of America's natural beauty, is Oregon's Crater Lake National Park. What's unique about this park, is the fact that it has developed within the site of a crater. The natural phenomenon has allowed for there to be a space for freshwater to flood in, and nourish the surrounding area.

38. Pennsylvania- Sesame Place

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We now move onto Pennsylvania, which is the home of Sesame Place (extra points for guessing what this place is famous for). If you guessed Sesame Street, you're correct! Sesame Place holds the set for the much-loved children's TV show, and is sure to take you on a trip down memory lane, if you visit.

39. Rhode Island- Brown University

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We have another academic institute to add to the list of notable American landmarks. This institute is Brown University, which is located in Rhode Island. This university is smaller in scale, compared to the previous universities, but it doesn't lack in beauty and stature. Brown University is nestled beautifully within Rhode Island.

40. South Carolina- Charleston

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South Carolina is our next state, and similarly to its northern counterpart, South Carolina is home to beautiful residential areas. The residential area in question is: Charleston. Its no surprise that Charleston is popular location, when you look at its stunning period architecture (perfect for anyone wanting to delve into the history of the state).

41. South Dakota- Mount Rushmore

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Our next state is South Dakota, which is home to possibly one of the most recognizable landmarks there is: Mount Rushmore. This man-made creation is carved completely from a vast, rock-face (depicting four past Presidents). The Presidents are: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

42. Tennessee- The Grand Ole Opry

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If you're on the search for good, old-fashioned southern entertainment, the The Grand Ole Opry (located in Tennessee) may have just the thing. This particular venue is renowned for hosting some amazing events (mostly musical). Many great artists have graced it stage, including Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash.

43. Texas- San Antonio River Walk

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If you're in the south, and want to see what else the southern cities have to offer, the San Antonio River Walk in Texas may be the answer. The river walk has the option of taking a journey up the river via a boat. This is perfect if you're looking for a romantic activity to do during the evening, as the river is lit from above with delicate fairy lights.

44. Utah- Salt Lake Temple

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Utah's Salt Lake Temple is a vast religious monument, which reaches high into the skies of Utah. It is a great place to visit, whether it's for religious purposes or not. The internal and external architecture of the temple are sure to impress anyone, whether it is an existing interest or not.

45. Vermont- Lake Champlain

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Nearing the end of our states, we move onto Vermont. Vermont is known for its abundance of fresh water locations, and flourishing sea-life. Lake Champlain is the place to go if you're visiting Vermont, and want an authentic fishing experience. You're able to hire boats, and have a day of fishing within its bountiful waters.

46. Virginia- Busch Gardens

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Now, if you don't have the budget or time to travel all the way to Florida for Universal Studios, Virginia's Busch Gardens is probably one of the next best things. Busch Gardens is the location of one of Virginia's biggest amusement parks. This means endless excitement, for a fraction of the cost.

47. Washington- Pike Place Market

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When it comes to bustling, bright and fresh markets, Pike Place Market in Washington is probably one of the best. This particular marketplace is home to a plethora of stalls, that stock all kinds of home-grown, locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables.

48. West Virginia- Cass Scenic Railroad

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Another place that is perfect for delving into American history, is the Cass Scenic Railroad located in West Virginia. This particular railroad has both functioning and discontinued models of trains, that people are able to explore. These trains are steam-powered locomotives, with many running since the late 18th century.

49. Wisconsin- Kalahari Water Park

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Moving onto the penultimate state: Wisconsin. For another great family-friendly option, Wisconsin has the Kalahari Water Park. This water park has a range of activities and pools for all ages, and swimming capabilities. So whether you have young children and/or teenagers, this water park is the place to go for a great family day out.

50. Wyoming- Devils Tower Monument

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Now for the final state on our list: Wyoming. It comes as no surprise that we're closing this list with another naturally stunning landmark. The landmark in question is the Devils Tower National Monument. True to its name, this unique rock formation is monumental in size, and kisses the clouds overlooking Wyoming.