This Is America

Landmarks in the United States that show the country's beauty and embody its spirit.

Arlington-National-Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, Virginia
The cemetery was established on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna Custis Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington.

Atlantic-City-Boardwalk

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey
At a combined length of approximately 5.75 miles (9.25 kilometers), the Atlantic City / Ventnor boardwalk is currently the longest boardwalk in the world. Strolling the boardwalk will take you past famous hotels, casinos and streets.

Bourbon-Street-(Rue-Bourbon)

Bourbon Street (Rue Bourbon)

New Orleans, Louisiana
When New Orleans was founded in 1718, it was originally centered around the French Quarter. The city has since expanded, but "The Quarter" remains the cultural hub with Bourbon Street as one of its main attractions.

Brooklyn-Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

New York, New York
The Brooklyn Bridge stretches 5,989 feet (1825 m) over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Devils-Tower-National-Monument

Devils Tower National Monument

, Crook County, Wyoming
Devil's Tower rises 1267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding land and is part of the United States first official National Monument. It played a large role in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

Ellis-Island

Ellis Island

New York, New York
Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million European immigrants passed through the processing station at Ellis Island. Today, the island is home to a museum dedicated to immigration and the idea of seeking a new and better life in America.

Everglades-National-Park

Everglades National Park

, Florida
The Everglades are subtropical marshlands, large areas of wetland which are subject to continuous flooding and features grasses, rushes, reeds and other herbaceous plants in shallow water.

Gateway-Arch-(St.-Louis-Arch)

Gateway Arch (St. Louis Arch)

St. Louis, Missouri
Officially named the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the arch was built to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase and St. Louis' role as the "gateway" to the western frontier of the early United States.

Glacier-National-Park

Glacier National Park

Flathead, Montana
To commemorate the long history of peace and friendship between the United States and Canada, the two nations have combined Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park and created the Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park.

Golden-Gate-Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.

Grand-Canyon-National-Park

Grand Canyon National Park

, Arizona
The Grand Canyon was created by the Colorado River cutting a channel into the surrounding plateau over a period of about 6 million years.

Hollywood-Sign

Hollywood Sign

Los Angeles, California
The sign originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND," and its purpose was to advertise a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles in 1923.

Independence-Hall

Independence Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Originally the home of the Pennsylvania Assembly and Supreme Court during the Colonial Era, the building was called the Pennsylvania State House. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were adopted and signed here.

Jefferson-Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia
The Jefferson Memorial was officially dedicated on April 13, 1943 - the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birthday.

Kennedy-Space-Center

Kennedy Space Center

, Brevard County, Florida
The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the NASA space vehicle launch facility (spaceport). The site is near Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is 34 mi long and around 6 mi wide, covering 219 square miles.

Liberty-Bell

Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
The Liberty Bell rang out for important events during the Revolutionary War and America's Federal period, but did not acquire its famous name until the 1830's, when it became a symbol for the abolitionist movement.

Lincoln-Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia
The Lincoln Memorial replicates the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln.

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 m˛), with over 520 stores. The Mall is organized into 4 different zones, each with its own decorative style.

Monument-Valley

Monument Valley

, Multiple States
The valley was carved out of the Colorado Plateau by ancient rivers which left the majestic buttes rising above the valley floor.

Mount-Rushmore-National-Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

near Keystone, South Dakota
One of the most recognized and controversial landmarks in the United States, Mt. Rushmore features the faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln.

National-Constitution-Center

National Constitution Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Located within Independence National Historical Park, the Center is dedicated to the history and continuing relevance of the Constitution of the United States. The museum contains exhibits, artifacts and a theater.

National-World-War-II-Memorial

National World War II Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia
The National World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of the WWII generation. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.

Old-Faithful

Old Faithful

, Wyoming
An eruption from this famous geo-thermal wonder can shoot 3,700–8,400 gallons (14,000–32,000 l) of boiling water to a height of 106–184 feet (30–55 m) lasting from 1.5–5 minutes.

Painted-Desert

Painted Desert

, Arizona
Painted Desert is the name for a broad area of colorful badlands located in Northern Arizona in the United States.

Petrified-Forest-National-Park

Petrified Forest National Park

, Arizona
The Petrified Forest features one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood. The park covers 218,533 acres (341.5 sq mi / 885 km˛).

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.

Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland, Ohio
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll.

Rocky-Mountain-National-Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

, Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park encompasses approximately 265,770 acres of land in Colorado's northern Front Range. The park is split by the Continental Divide, which gives the eastern and western portions of the park a different character.

Saguaro-National-Park

Saguaro National Park

, Arizona
The park was established as Saguaro National Monument on March 1, 1933 and changed to a national park on October 14, 1994. The total area of Saguaro National Park in 2002 was 143 square miles (370 km˛) of which 111 square miles (289 km˛) is wilderness.

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.

Space-Needle

Space Needle

Seattle, Washington
Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle features an observation deck at 520 feet (160 m), the SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet (152 m), and a gift shop.

Statue-of-Liberty-(Liberty-Enlightening-the-World)

Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World)

Jersey City, New York County, New York
The sculptor was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, designed the internal framework that supports the copper plates that make up the statue.

The-Alamo

The Alamo

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
The full name of the site was San Antonio de Valero Mission. It was build by the Spanish in the 1700's for the education and conversion of local Native Americans.

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.

The-White-House

The White House

Washington, District of Columbia, 20500
Originally referred to as the "Presidential Mansion," or "President's House,", there are several stories as to how the building came to be called "The White House." The name became official during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt.

Tomb-of-the-Unknowns

Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington, Virginia
The Tomb of the Unknowns has been guarded continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since July 2, 1937. Inclement weather does not cause the watch to cease.

U.S.S.-Arizona-Memorial

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
The memorial, dedicated in 1962, spans the sunken hull of the battleship Arizona without touching it. The Navy stipulated that the memorial be in the form of a bridge floating above the ship and accommodate 200 people.

United-States-Capitol

United States Capitol

Washington, District of Columbia, 20515
Home to the United States Congress, the Legislative Branch of the government, the Capitol has a central section featuring the famous rotunda and dome. The North wing houses the Senate, while the South wing is home to the House of Representatives.

Valley-Forge-National-Historical-Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Famous as the camp for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777 - 1778, the park contains Washington's Headquarters, several monuments, reconstructed campsites and a visitor center.

Vietnam-Veterans-Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia
The names of the nearly 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam or who remain unaccounted for are inscribed on the walls in chronological order.

Walt-Disney-World-Resort

Walt Disney World Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Orange County, Florida
Walt Disney World Resort includes The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom and 32 resorts and hotels that are located on the Walt Disney World property.

Washington-Monument

Washington Monument

Washington, District of Columbia
The monument is among the world's tallest masonry structures, standing 555 feet (169.29 m) in height and made of marble, granite, and sandstone. It was designed by Robert Mills, a prominent American architect of the 1840s.

Yellowstone-National-Park

Yellowstone National Park

, Multiple States
Set aside as a national park on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone was the first National Park and is known for its wildlife and geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular areas in the park.

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