June 19, 2024

Emil Wendell

Go Forth Explore

The Historic American Landmarks The Tourist Needs To See

4 min read

Introduction

The United States is home to a wide variety of landmarks, ranging from natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park to man made structures like the Statue of Liberty and Hearst Castle. However, there are some that stand out among the rest for their historical significance or sheer beauty. If you’re looking for an exciting vacation with plenty of history to explore, consider visiting these five landmarks:

The Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge is a national landmark and a popular tourist attraction in Virginia. The natural bridge itself is located on an old road that leads to the Shenandoah Valley, but it’s not your typical road trip destination. It was formed by erosion over thousands of years, making it one of the oldest attractions in America.

The bridge has been around since at least 1750 when German immigrants first discovered it while looking for gold in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains (if you’re wondering why they were so far from home–you should read about this guy). The Germans built homes along the banks of Cedar Creek where they lived peacefully until 1864 when Union soldiers invaded their land during the Civil War and destroyed everything except for one house that still stands today! You can see pictures inside if you go inside too!

Since then tourists have come from all over just so they can say: “I’ve been there.” It sounds silly but I think everyone needs something like this once in their life; something big enough that reminds us how small we really are compared with nature itself.”

The Hearst Castle

The Hearst Castle is a mansion in San Simeon, California. It was built by William Randolph Hearst and his wife, Millicent Willson Hearst.

The castle has been open to the public since 2000 and is famous for its enormous size as well as its unique architecture–it’s decorated with imported tiles from Spain and Italy and features many elements of Mediterranean Revival style architecture.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the United States, and one of the most important landmarks in New York City. It was built in France and shipped over to America, where it was dedicated on October 28th, 1886 by President Grover Cleveland.

The statue stands tall at 93 meters (305 feet) tall and weighs 450 tons (500 short tons). The statue features an iron framework covered by copper sheets that make up its exterior skin; inside is an iron skeleton supporting four levels: an observatory deck at 93 meters above sea level; an exhibition hall at 86 meters above sea level; a restaurant at 72 meters above sea level; observation galleries accessible via elevators at 63 meters above sea level. There are also two staircases leading down from each side near ground level – one going north/south along Liberty Island’s west side while another leads eastward towards Bedloe’s Island’s south end (where Ellis Island used stand).

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona. It is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and over a mile deep. The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most famous natural wonders and receives about five million visitors per year.

The first European to see it was Garcia Lopez de Cardenas from Spain, who came across it in 1540 while on an expedition led by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado to find the Seven Cities of Cibola; although they did not enter as far as present day Grand Canyon Village (now within Grand Canyon National Park).

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is a granite sculpture carved into the side of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills National Forest near Keystone, South Dakota. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln Borglum between 1927 and 1941, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) heads of former U.S presidents George Washington (1732-1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) and Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

The idea for Mount Rushmore came from Doane Robinson who was inspired after visiting the Crazy Horse Memorial that was being constructed nearby.[4] Robinson wanted to dedicate South Dakota’s Black Hills region to those who had contributed most to American society; this led him to propose carving portraits on natural stone faces in Mount Rushmore.[5] He persuaded sculptor Gutzon Borglum–who had previously done projects for presidents Taft, Wilson and Coolidge–to direct the project.[6] The location was chosen because it could be seen from highway US 16 near Spearfish Pass which connected Rapid City with Deadwood along what would become known as “the highway through history”.[7]

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is a national park in California that has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in America. It boasts some of the most stunning natural scenery on Earth, including waterfalls and granite cliffs that tower over 2,000 feet tall.

Yosemite was declared a national park in 1890 by President Benjamin Harrison after being set aside for preservation by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864 as part of his effort to preserve the country’s wilderness areas before they were lost forever under development pressure from European settlers moving westward across North America during this period in history.

Today, you can visit Yosemite National Park year round but it will be especially crowded during summer months when temperatures rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius).

These are the must see landmarks in America.

These are the must see landmarks in America.

The Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Hearst Castle, California

Statue of Liberty, New York City (Manhattan)

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park near Fresno California

Conclusion

These are the must see landmarks in America.

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