The Iconic Landmarks and Historic Places of America

The Iconic Landmarks and Historic Places of America


America is a country that’s as diverse as it is large. There are many iconic landmarks and historic places in America, from the Statue of Liberty to Niagara Falls. These places have defined what makes our country unique today and serve as a source of pride among Americans.

The Iconic Landmarks and Historic Places of America

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national monument, dedicated to honoring all those who died in the Vietnam War. The names of 58,272 soldiers are engraved on the memorial. It’s located in Washington DC and can be found between Independence Avenue and Constitution Avenue NW, near the Lincoln Memorial.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, is a symbol of freedom and was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue stands about 305 feet tall and weighs around 450 tons. It is made up of copper sheets that were hammered into plates and then attached to a steel frame. The Statue of Liberty is the tallest statue in America and can be seen from many places around New York City including Battery Park or Ellis Island (which are both located on Liberty Island).

The Statue represents Lady Liberty holding a torch high in her right hand while her left arm holds an olive branch as if she is welcoming people into America with open arms!

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a waterfall on the Niagara River. It is located in New York and Ontario, Canada. The falls are shared between the United States and Canada and are 174 feet high, making them the largest waterfall in North America.

Niagara Falls has been a tourist attraction since the early 1800s when hotels were built near its base to accommodate visitors who wanted to see it up close; today there are more than 10 million people who visit each year!

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota. The memorial features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of U.S. Presidents George Washington (1732-1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) and Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln Borglum over 14 years beginning in 1927,[1] it was conceived as part of a larger state park that included many other large sculpted figures.[2]

The carving started at ground level and proceeded from there, so that when someone stood at one end they would be able to see only the head or shoulder area while those who were standing at the opposite end would be able to see everything up through their feet.[3]

Mount Rushmore was dedicated on August 10th 1937 by President Franklin D Roosevelt who said “It will take generations before anyone will understand what this means.”

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first national park and it was established by Congress in 1872. The park is located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It covers an area of 2,219 square miles (5,890 sq km). Yellowstone is also the oldest national park in America with over 2 million visitors every year!

The park has many different types of wildlife including bison (buffalo), elk and bears just to name a few! There are also lots of geysers within the park that erupt every once in awhile which makes for some amazing views when they do erupt!

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in Arizona. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of America’s most iconic landmarks.

The park encompasses 1,904 square miles (4,913 square kilometers) of land and river. It was created on February 26th, 1919 as a national park by President Woodrow Wilson; it was previously protected as part of Arizona’s territorial lands since 1864.

The Grand Canyon has been home to humans for at least 10,000 years; early inhabitants include Native Americans who lived along its riverside edge or near water sources within its walls such as springs and seeps. These people hunted animals for food using bows and arrows made from wood or bone; some also grew corn along terraces on canyon walls where fertile soil could be found

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead is a man-made lake that was created in 1935 by the construction of the Hoover Dam. It is the largest reservoir in the United States, with an area of over 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2) and holding up to 24 trillion gallons (90 km3) of water. Lake Mead National Recreation Area surrounds much of this body of water along with other smaller lakes such as Lake Mohave and Lake Powell.

The park has become a popular tourist destination because it provides opportunities for sailing, fishing and swimming among its many recreational activities. Visitors can also enjoy hiking trails throughout these areas or take tours on houseboats that travel through different parts of this vast reservoir system

America has many landmarks that make it unique.

America has many landmarks that make it unique. These are some of the most iconic landmarks in America, and how to visit them:

  • The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. It was built between 1792 and 1800 by James Hoban, an Irish architect who also designed Mount Vernon (George Washington’s home) and Ballykelly Castle in Ireland. You can tour this historic building as part of your visit to Washington DC with a ticket from TripAdvisor Tours!
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument is one of New York City’s most famous attractions; it has been welcoming immigrants since 1886 when it was first erected on Liberty Island (now called Bedloe’s Island). You can take a ferry from Battery Park or Ellis Island directly there; once you get off at Liberty State Park Station (which will be right next door), walk over towards Battery Park City until you see another set of stairs leading down towards Castle Clinton National Monument–that way lies freedom!


America is a place of great beauty, and its iconic landmarks are just one example of that. From the Statue of Liberty to the Grand Canyon, these places have been recognized as symbols for our country. We hope that you enjoyed reading about them!