Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the United States

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the United States

USA is a one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world. The United States represent an amazing amount of tourist destinations ranging from the skyscrapers of New York and Chicago, the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska to the sunny beaches of California, Florida and Hawaii. With so many tourist attractions  in United States, top 10 Tourist Attractions in the United States are :

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1. Golden Gate Bridge

It is suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait which is one mile wide and three mile long, channel between San Francisco Bay and Pacific Occean. Built at the cost of $35million principal and $39million interest it was opend in 1937.  Once called “the bridge that couldn’t be built,” today it is one the seven wonders of the modern world. This magnificent span is now the San Francisco’s most famous landmark.

More than 10 years in planning due to difficult opposition, but only four years in actual construction, the Golden Gate Bridge brought the communities of San Francisco and Marin counties closer together. Strauss was chief engineer in charge of overall design and construction of the bridge project. Both ends of the Bridge touch the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Whether you walk, bike, shop, take a guided tour, or just sit back ,visiting the world famous Golden Gate Bridge is a unique experience for everyone.

2. Magic Kingdom

The true essence of Disney magic can be experienced simply by stepping foot inside the Magic Kingdom. This theme park withstood with more than three decades of changing cultures, opened in 1971. This Magic Kingdom has managed to maintain its charm and appeal over the years due to its simplicity. It is place where families could gather in a clean and safe environment to enjoy the time they spend together. No trip to Disney World is complete without visiting the Magic Kingdom.

The Magic Kingdom is divided into five distinct areas consisting of Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland. Although Walt Disney had been highly involved in planning The Florida Project, The Walt Disney Company began construction on Magic Kingdom and the entire resort in 1967 after his death. Space Mountain is still one of the best attractions at the Magic Kingdom.

3. Statue of Liberty

The Statue of is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York City of the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tablet upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. Total overall height from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches and the total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds). This statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

4. Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a national park located in the U.S. state of Wyoming established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone is the first National Park in the U.S. and widely held to be the first national park in the world. It is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser is one of the most popular features in the park. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles  comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been documented, including several that are either endangered or threatened. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants. Ferdinand V. Hayden, an American geologist convinced Congress to make Yellowstone a national park in 1972.  Yellowstone Park is the largest and most famous megafauna location in the Continental United States. Yellowstone ranks among the most popular national parks in the United States. Since the mid-1960s, at least 2 million tourists have visited the park almost every year making it a perfect tourist destination.

5. Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art also called “the Met” is located in New York City. It is the largest art museum in the United States and among the most visited art museums in the world. It was founded by George Palmer Putnam, John Taylor Johnston, Howard Potter and Eastman Johnson in 1870. The Met’s permanent collection is organised by seventeen separate departments, each with a specialized staff of organisers and scholars, as well as six dedicated conservation departments and a Department of Scientific Research. The permanent collection includes works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. A number of notable interiors, ranging from 1st century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met’s galleries. It has a huge collection of Asian Art, Egyptian Art, European paintings, Islamic Art, Greek and Roman Art. Besides these, the museum regularly hosts notable special exhibitions. These exhibitions are part of the attraction that draw people both within and outside Manhattan to explore the Met.

6. Central Park

Central Park is an urban park in New York City. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors in 2013.It is also one of the most filmed locations in the world. The Park was open in 1858 on 778 acres of city-owned land by two architect, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Central Park was designated a National Historic Landmark (listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior and administered by the National Park Service) in 1962. Central Park is home to seven bodies of water. The Ramble and Lake south of the Great Lawn covers nearly 7.3 hectares (18 acres).

7. Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Islands of Adventure also known as Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. It is a theme park in Orlando, Florida. It was opened on May 28, 1999.

The slogan for this theme park is Vacation Like You Mean It, introduced in 2013.  Islands of Adventure consists of eight themed “islands”, they are, Port of Entry, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Skull Island, Jurassic Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Lost Continent  and Seuss Landing.

In 2013, Islands of Adventure hosted approximately 8.1 million guests which ranks it to seventh among United States parks and eleventh worldwide.

8. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that extend the international border between Canada and the United States and between the province of Ontario and the state of New York.  Located on the Niagara River(which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario), the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.

In the evenings, intense spotlights bathe the falls with different shades of color which is an amazing point of attraction. A boat ride in to the mist of Niagara Falls is usually at the top of everybody’s “to do” list. This attraction gives you a beautiful perspective of the Horseshoe Falls. A ride on the Whirlpool Jetboat is an amazing experience which rivals the Maid of the Mist boat ride.  A ride on the Whirlpool Aero Car is an interesting way to spend a half hour without breaking the bank.

9. Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built in the honor  of Abraham Lincoln(16th President of the United States). It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument.

The architect was designed by Henry Bacon and the designer of the primary statue of Abraham Lincoln was Daniel Chester French. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

It is built in the form of Greek Doric Temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. Approximately 6million people are visiting annually here since 2010. The area where the statue stands is 60feet wide, 74feet long and 60feet high. The memorial is divided into three chambers by two rows of  iconic columns. The Lincoln Memorial is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The early evening and morning hours are beautiful and tranquil times to visit here.

10. White House

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States located in Washington, D.C. White House was designed by James Hoban.

It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. A visit to the White House can be one of the most memorable experiences during any trip to the nation’s capital. In attending a public tour of the White House be sure to secure reservation well in advance of arrival to Washington DC. Public tour requests are submitted through one’s Member of Congress. These self-guided tours are generally available Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays).These tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

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