America the Beautiful

America is well-known for many things, especially its amazing landmarks. Each state is famous for something, no matter how small it may be. Here you will find the top three landmarks that have helped give us the name “America the Beautiful”!

 

Even if you hate water, you will love Niagara Falls located in Niagara Falls, New York. While you are watching the falls, keep in mind that for every second you stare you are seeing 750,000 gallons of water thunder by. This iconic America landmark, standing at 167 feet, is the most powerful water fall in North America. I do recommend that you climb on the Maid of the Mist to get as close to the falls as possible. I don’t recommend that you go over in a barrel. It is both dangerous and illegal

More than a million people flock to Mount Rushmore each year to see these amazing presidential sculptures. This work of art is perhaps the most well-known American landmark and although it has been in existence since 1941, it is still as majestic today as it ever was. While you gaze upon the faces of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt, consider the amazing feat this design actually was. The engineering of this project was astounding for that time! The best time of year to pay a visit is the winter months. While it is colder, it is also less crowded, and if you can be there when it snows you will get the most breathtaking view imaginable!

New York City is full of great American Landmarks and one of the best ones is the Chrysler Building. The Empire State Building is of course the tallest in the City, but the Chrysler Building is the most magnificent to look at. More than a building, this landmark is a work of art – deco art to be exact. The crown is bright and shinning because it is made of stainless steel. How many buildings can boast this fact? Just looking at it is exciting, but if you go inside you will find even more treasures. When you reach the 61st floor you will see the big eagles that are the exact replicas of Chrysler’s 1929 hood ornaments!

If you ever have the chance to see any of these landmarks, you should do it without a second thought! There are many others to see as well so put The Grand Canyon, The Golden Gate Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty on your list as well!