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Top-rated tourist attractions & things to do in USA - 2

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

Attractions and things to do in United States - II

(Continuation of USA-1 article)


Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls

What makes Niagara Falls so impressive is the amount of water flowing over. Most of the tallest falls in the world have very little water flowing over them. It's the combination of height and volume that makes Niagara Falls so breathtaking. Overall, the best time to visit Niagara Falls is between August and September. During this time, the peak summer season is winding down so it is less crowded, but attractions are still in full swing.


Mall of America

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Mall of America

Mall of America (MOA) is a large shopping mall located in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. Located within the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, the mall lies southeast of the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77, north of the Minnesota River, and across the Interstate from the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. It opened in 1992, and is the largest mall in the United States, the largest in the Western Hemisphere, and the eleventh largest shopping mall in the world.


Gateway Arch National Park

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Gateway Arch National Park

The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse. The park is YOURS to enjoy and explore: Riding in a retro elevator. Marveling in one-of-a-kind architecture. Walking from the North Leg to the South Leg. Walking the halls where ordinary Americans made civil rights history. Connecting a national park to an urban city center.


Empire State Building

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Empire State Building

Intended to be the world's first 100+ story building, construction of the Empire State Building began on March 17, 1930. Construction was completed in a record-breaking 1 year and 45 days. Beautiful inside and out, the Empire State Building is an architectural marvel beloved across the world. Most of the Empire State Building's floors are still used as office space.


Road to Hana

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Road to Hana

The road to Hana will use up a full 10 to 12 hours of your day and is an exhausting drive. If you do all the driving and try to fit in a luau that same evening, you may find yourself face down asleep in coconut pudding by 8 pm! Don't plan on anything else after this full day adventure. The Hāna Highway (HI-360) has 620 curves and 59 bridges. The road leads you through flourishing rainforests, flowing waterfalls, plunging pools and dramatic seascapes.


Fort Sumter

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Fort Sumter

The attack on Fort Sumter marked the official beginning of the American Civil War—a war that lasted four years, cost the lives of more than 620,000 Americans, and freed 3.9 million enslaved people from bondage. The Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–13, 1861) was the bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina by the South Carolina militia. It ended with the surrender by the United States Army, beginning the American Civil War.


The Alamo

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The Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo was an important event in the Texas Revolution and American History because it rallied the rest of Texas to fight against the Mexican army eventually leading to a victory over Santa Ana at the Battle of San Jacinto. On March 6, 1836, after 13 days of intermittent fighting, the Battle of the Alamo comes to a gruesome end, capping off a pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution.


Wright Bros Memorial

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Wright Bros Memorial

The Wright Brothers Memorial is located in Kill Devil Hills with the official entrance located at mile marker 7.5. The National Memorial, visitors center, and Centennial Pavilion are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, seven days a week, year-round, and every day except for Christmas. Exploring the grounds gives you an opportunity to see reproductions of the brothers' 1903 camp buildings, stand at the place where Wilbur and Orville Wright first took to the air in their 1903 flyer and landed, and climb Big Kill Devil Hill to see the nation's monument commemorating the brothers' historic achievement.


The White House

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The White House

When construction was finished, the porous sandstone walls were whitewashed with a mixture of lime, rice glue, casein, and lead, giving the house its familiar color and name. The White House is where the President and First Family of the United States live and work, but it's also the People's House, where we hope all Americans feel a sense of inclusion and belonging. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators.


Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park

The best times to visit Yosemite are May and September, when the park is accessible, but not too crowded. It's important to know that many roads and trails in Yosemite are closed for the majority of the year due to snow. Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, towering granite monoliths, deep valleys and ancient giant sequoias.


Liberty Bell

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Liberty Bell

Tradition tells of a chime that changed the world on July 8, 1776, with the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon. Cast at London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the bell arrived in Philadelphia in August 1752. Because the metal was too brittle, it cracked during a test strike and had to be recast twice.


Central Park

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Central Park

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park influenced the development of urban parks nationwide and is widely regarded a masterpiece of landscape architecture. Central Park is a National Historic Landscape (1963) and a Scenic Landscape of the City of New York (1974). The Park takes up roughly 843 acres of land, which is roughly 16 billion New York apartments. The Park is larger than the principality of Monaco.


South Beach - Miami

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South Beach - Miami

South Beach is a world-famous destination known for its exciting, bustling, and eclectic vibe. This neighborhood is known for its unique shopping experience, pastel-hued Art Deco architecture, breathtaking stretches of pristine white sand, and iconic nightlife. While South Beach's pristine beaches and wild party scene are undoubtedly its biggest draws, this famous oceanfront neighborhood is full of world-class shopping, historic architecture and hidden gems, including clandestine speakeasy bars and some of the best restaurants in Miami.


Arlington Cemetery

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Arlington Cemetery

Enjoy the space appropriately. You are encouraged to explore the cemetery (you may walk on the grass to find a grave) and attend a public ceremony. However, activities such as running, climbing, bicycling, playing sports or picnicking are not allowed. Aboard the continuous 45 minute loop, you'll have the opportunity to disembark and explore.


Saint Augustine

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Saint Augustine

Augustine is perhaps the most significant Christian thinker after St. Paul. He adapted Classical thought to Christian teaching and created a powerful theological system of lasting influence. He also shaped the practice of biblical exegesis and helped lay the foundation for much of medieval and modern Christian thought. Like most ancient philosophers, Augustine thinks that the human being is a compound of body and soul and that, within this compound, the soul, conceived as both the life-giving element and the center of consciousness, perception and thought is, or ought to be, the ruling part.


Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is the largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada and the largest alpine lake in North America. At 122,160,280 acre feet, only the five Great Lakes are larger by volume. Lake Tahoe's deepest point is 1,645 feet, making it the second-deepest in the United States after Crater Lake in Oregon. The best times to visit Lake Tahoe are from March to May and from September to November, but the area welcomes visitors throughout the year thanks to the wide variety of attractions and activities.


Alcatraz

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Alcatraz

It is still a mystery how the 3 prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz, the most famous prison in the world 60 years ago, escaped from the prison called 'never escape'. This prison, where America's most serious criminals such as Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, Rafael Miranda and Whitey Bulger were held, was opened on August 11, 1934, and closed on March 21, 1963 due to the high operating costs.


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