Superlatives

This category features the biggest, smallest, highest, lowest, tallest... Well, you get the idea.

Acoma-Pueblo

Acoma Pueblo

, Cibola County, New Mexico
Also known as "Sky City", Acoma Pueblo is a American Indian site built on top of a 367-foot (112 m) sandstone mesa. It is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.

Adler-Planetarium-and-Astronomy-Museum

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60605
The Adler opened in 1930 and was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Donated to the city of Chicago by Max Adler, the planetarium was an attraction at the great Chicago exposition of 1933-34.

Ala-Moana-Center

Ala Moana Center

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814
Ala Moana Center is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii and is currently the largest open-air shopping center in the world. There are more than 290 shops and restaurants. The center is visited by over 56 million people a year.

AT&T-Building

AT&T Building

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, 37201
The AT&T Building is the tallest building in Tennessee. It's two tall spires have resulted in it being nicknamed "The Batman Building." The decorative bridge of the structure was designed to resemble a telephone receiver sitting in its cradle.

Atlanta-Cyclorama-and-Civil-War-Museum

Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
The painting that makes up the cyclorama is the largest oil painting in the world. If it were flattened, it would measure 42 feet high by 358 feet long.

Boston-Public-Library

Boston Public Library

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02116
The Boston Public Library is the largest municipal public library in the United States and is the third-largest library in the country. It was the first public library to allow people to borrow books and other materials and take them home to read and use.

Bronx-Zoo

Bronx Zoo

New York, New York
The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, the Bronx Zoo comprises 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic habitats and is home to over 4,000 animals.

Cape-Hatteras-Light

Cape Hatteras Light

Buxton, Dare County, North Carolina, 27920
Located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is recognized as the tallest lighthouse in America. It is still in operation. The light at the top is automated and is visible every seven seconds.

Cataldo-Mission

Cataldo Mission

Cataldo, Kootenai County, Idaho
Also called the Mission of the Sacred Heart, the church is the oldest standing building in Idaho. It was designed by Antonio Ravalli, who made sure that it was constructed by local Indians so that they could feel part of the church.

Cheaha-Mountain-(Mount-Cheaha)

Cheaha Mountain (Mount Cheaha)

, Alabama
At 2,407 feet (734 m) above sea level, Cheaha Mountain is the highest point in the state of Alabama. The mountain was opened to the public as a state park on June 7, 1939.

Chrysler-Building

Chrysler Building

New York, New York
Standing at 1,047 feet high (319 m), the Chrysler Building was briefly the world's tallest building before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is still the world's tallest brick building.

Elfreth's-Alley

Elfreth's Alley

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The houses in this small street have been privately owned and lived in since the early 1700's, making Elfreth's Alley the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the country.

Great-Lakes

Great Lakes

, Multiple States
The Great Lakes are the world's largest group of fresh water lakes and are part of the St. Lawrence System, the largest fresh water system in the world. Because of their size, the Great Lakes are often called inland seas.

Hot-Springs-National-Park

Hot Springs National Park

, Garland County, Arkansas
This park is by far the smallest national park by area in the United States. The hot springs flow from the western slope of Hot Springs Mountain, part of the Ouachita Mountain range.

Illinois-State-Capitol

Illinois State Capitol

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Illinois capitol is the tallest non-skyscraper capitol, even exceeding the height of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. The building itself is shaped like a Latin cross aligned to the major points of the compass.

Little-Bighorn-Battlefield-National-Monument

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Crow Agency, Montana
This monument is dedicated to the men who died in the battle of the Little Bighorn. It was build in 1881 making it the oldest national monument in the country.

Louisiana-State-Capitol

Louisiana State Capitol

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana, 70802
At 450 feet (137 meters) tall, with 34 stories, it is the tallest capitol building in the United States, the tallest building in Baton Rouge, and the seventh-tallest building in Louisiana.

Mall-of-America-(The-MegaMall)

Mall of America (The MegaMall)

Bloomington, Minnesota
Mall of America has a gross area of 4.2 million sq ft. (390,000 mē), with over 520 stores. The Mall is organized into 4 different zones, each with its own decorative style.

Maryland-State-House

Maryland State House

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MaryLand, 21401
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. It houses the Maryland General Assembly. The capitol has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation.

New-Hampshire-State-House

New Hampshire State House

Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 03301
Completed in 1819, the New Hampshire State House is the oldest state capitol in which the legislature meets in its original chambers.

North-Dakota-State-Capitol

North Dakota State Capitol

Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, 58505
The State Capitol building is a 241.67 feet (73.7 m) tall, 19-story, Art Deco skyscraper. It is the tallest building in North Dakota and is known as the Skyscraper on the Prairie.

Pennsylvania-Academy-of-Fine-Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. It is the oldest art museum and school in the nation.

Philadelphia-City-Hall

Philadelphia City Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The world's tallest masonry building, Philadelphia's City Hall is 548 feet (167 m) tall including the statue of William Penn. The statue is the tallest atop any building in the world.

Pilgrim-Monument

Pilgrim Monument

Provincetown, Massachusetts
The Pilgrim Monument was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the signing in Provincetown Harbor of the Mayflower Compact.

Redwood-National-and-State-Parks

Redwood National and State Parks

, California
With an area of 112,512 acres (45,500 ha), the parks protect 45% of the remaining groves of coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth.

Roman-Catholic-High-School-for-Boys

Roman Catholic High School for Boys

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
Roman opened in 1890 as an all-male high school and is still only open to boys. It was founded by Thomas E. Cahill, a nineteenth century Philadelphia merchant. It is the oldest free Diocesan Catholic high school in North America.

San-Jacinto-Monument

San Jacinto Monument

La Porte, Harris County, Texas
The San Jacinto Monument is a 570 foot (173.7 m) high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. It is the second tallest monument in the United States.

Sears-Tower

Sears Tower

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60606
The Sears Tower has been the tallest building in the United States since 1973 and was the world's tallest building from 1973 to 1998.

The-Pentagon

The Pentagon

Arlington, Virginia
Headquarters of the Department of Defense for the United States of America, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. It has three times the floor space of the Empire State Building.

Vulcan-Statue

Vulcan Statue

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35209
At 56 foot (17 m) tall, the Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world. It is the largest statue ever constructed in the United States. It is the second-largest statue standing in the United States behind the Statue of Liberty.

Wisconsin-State-Capitol

Wisconsin State Capitol

Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, 53702
Completed in 1917, the building is the fifth to serve as the Wisconsin capitol since the first territorial legislature convened in 1836. The Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison.

World's-Largest-Teapot

World's Largest Teapot

Chester, Hancock County, West Virginia, 26034
Originally a giant Hires Root Beer barrel, the landmark was brought to Chester in 1938 and converted to a teapot. At the time, Chester and the surrounding communities were home to the largest pottery industry in the world.

World's-Tallest-Thermometer

World's Tallest Thermometer

Baker, San Bernardino County, California
This 134 feet tall electric thermometer was built in 1991 as a tribute to the record temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913.

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