Every State Has a Famous Landmark. Have You Been To Yours?


Every state has something that it’s known for, whether it’s a famous movie set in a specific town or an incredible style of pizza. Then there are the things that people just have to see when they come to visit, those iconic landmarks that instantly come to mind when you mention the state.

Okay,maybe it’s not the first thing you think of, but according to Business Insider, it should be a place that you visit…especially if you go to Vermont. Ice cream, anyone?

6

Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park is home to over 4,700 archaeological sites and 600 cliff dwellings alone. It alsooffers a glimpse into how ancestral Pueblos lived in cave dwellings from 550 to 1300 AD, which is pretty cool.

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Hawaii

Tear yourself away from a luau and head to the USS Arizona Memorial, whichcommemorates 1,102 of the 1,177 soldiers and marines killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Oahu island.

16

Kansas

Step way back into time to Dodge City, which was established in 1856 as a stop along the Santa Fe Trail to serve as a safe haven for wagons traveling west.The townstill retains its Wild West feel today contributing to its lawlessness.

21

Massachusetts

Boston Common, which is close to 50 acres in size, is a public park that dates back to 1634, making it the oldest city park in the U.S.

26

Montana

The 1876 Battle of The Little Bighorn, a deadly clash between the U.S. Army and Sioux and Cheyenne Indians who were trying to preserve their way of life, is commemorated with the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

31

New Mexico

Check out the colors of the Carlsbad Caverns, which is one of the world’s largest collections of caves with more than 100 to see.

Its Big Room is its largest natural limestone chamber and, at almost 4,000 feet in length, it’s the 28th largest in the world.

36

Oklahoma

Ready to get your kicks? Head to the most iconic American roadRoute 66whichmigrates West from Chicago through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before reaching California, Oklahoma.

Fill up that tank, as Oklahomahas a longer stretch of the historic highway than any other state, with around 400 miles.

41

South Dakota

Featuring the 60-foot faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into granite, Mount Rushmore is most certainly an American cultural icon.

46

Virginia

Virginia isfullof historic sites like Colonial Williamsburg, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, but the Arlington National Cemetery attracts around three million visitors a year.

The cemetery conducts almost 30 funeral services every weekday and is home tomore than14,00 graves spread out over 600 acres, including John F. Kennedy’s.

51

Wyoming

American’s first national park, most of Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a slumbering volcano and boasts more geysers and hot springs including the famous Old Faithful than any other place on earth.

No wonder itattracts more than three million visitors annually.

What do you think…did they get it right? What iconic landmark would we find in your state?

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Let’s be honest. Most of the time when people say, “No pun intended,” they actually kind of sort of intended it and think they’re clever but don’t want to act like they meant it in case nobody else caught the pun.

OK. Maybe that’s just me.

But the Instagram account Punny Pixels took those everyday phrases we throw around and created visuals to illustrate those puns. They’re so freaking simple that it’s ridiculous, but they’re also so freaking clever that you’ll wish you had, well, “intended” them first.

Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/the-most-iconic-landmarks-in-every-state/

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