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Popular North America landmarks and tourist spots

  • 1 Grand Canyon

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    A spectacular view of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, U.S.
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    The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular National Parks in the United States of America. Like all National Parks, the Grand Canyon was not always the well-known national treasure today. It was not a protected area right after its initial discovery a few hundred years ago ...

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  • 2 Niagara Falls

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    A view at the top of the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara.
    Niagara Falls is a gigantic waterfall straddling the US-Canadian border between the Ontario Province and New York State. While they are neither the steepest nor the largest waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls may arguably be the most famous, attracting nearly 20 million visitors each year ...

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    A part of the Big Sur coast and Bridge in California.
    The Big Sur region is located in the central region of California in the United States. Considered one of the most sparsely populated coastal regions in this part of California, the Big Sur region is located 193 kilometers, or 120 miles south of San Francisco and 394 kilometers, or 245 miles, northwest from the city of Los Angeles ...

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    A narrow street in Old Quebec City's "Petit Champlain" neighbourhood.
    Historic Quebec, now a larger Quebec City neighborhood, was the complete main city in the 17th century. Centuries-old fortifications surround the old city. Many attractions and mostly all buildings within these walls are of historic nature. This is why the complete neighborhood itself is one of the top attractions in Quebec, Canada, and even North America and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO ...

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    A part of the Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, U.S.
    The Arlington National Cemetery, located in Arlington, Virginia, is the final resting place of thousands of American military personnel, Native Americans, and former slaves. Over one hundred graveside services are performed in the cemetery each week. The cemetery attracts over four million visitors each year and is an important Virginia landmark ...

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    Looking up at the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
    The United States is home to many different icons representing the country and have become some of the trademarks that many foreign countries use to identify the United States. The Statue of Liberty is one of these icons. If you ask anyone that lives in the United States what one thing that they associate with the United States and the freedom that the country represents, a majority of those people will likely answer the Statue of Liberty ...

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    An areal view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
    Man has created many wonders in the world. It takes determination to change the face of the world and create history through revolutionary steps. The Golden Gate Bridge, a suspension bridge built from the San Francisco Peninsula all the way to Marin County, is no exception to this ...

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  • 8 Tenochtitlán

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    A model of ancien Tenochtitlán, Mexico.
    Tenochtitlan is located in the Federal District in Mexico and was built on an island in Lake Texcoco. The capital of Mexico is built on top of the ruins of Tenochtitlan, but many ancient structures from the original city still exist. The city of Tenochtitlan was founded in 1325 ...

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    A beautiful landscape at the Yellowstone National Park.
    Untamed Adventure Awaits YouAre you looking for a vacation that doesn't involve standing in long lines under the heat of a blazing sun, waiting for your chance to experience what the sign claims is a ride of a lifetime? You can by choosing to visit Yellowstone National Park, instead of those crowded, you have seen one you've seen them all amusement parks!Let your sense for adventure out with a visit to this wonderful nature's Park. It has nearly 3,500 square miles of unspoiled land and scores of animals roaming free and spreads through three states of the United States of America, just like nature intended it to be ...

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  • 10 White House

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    The facade of the White House in Washington D.C.
    The White House is the official residence and workplace of the United States of America's Presidents, except for George Washington, who lived in Philadelphia, at the President's House. It is near the US Capitol House and the Mall, with the widely known address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. The very sight of the White House evokes the power and strength held by this great country ...

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  • 11 Napa Valley

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    An entrance to a Nappa Valley vineyard in California.
    The Napa Valley is part of Napa County, situated north of the San Francisco Bay area. Considered as one of the original counties that comprised California in the United States, Napa County was established in the year 1850, about the same time that the state of California joined the other states to form what is now the United States of America ...

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  • 12 CN Tower

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    Looking up at the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.
    The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing infrastructure in all of Canada. Resembling the Space Needle in Seattle, the CN Tower is considered one of the world's most recognizable landmarks. Visited by millions of locals and tourists from all parts of the world, the CN Tower is situated right in the heart of Toronto's beautiful and multi-cultural cities in the province of Ontario, Canada ...

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    The Alcatraz main building at night.
    Get ready for Alcatraz. Alcatraz is one of San Francisco's main tourist draws and favorite landmarks for all its checkered history and infamy. What attracts people to this bleak island with its sheer cliffs, swift currents, and frigid waters? Well, for one thing, this has been home to some of the world's most notorious criminals ...

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  • 14 Bay of Fundy

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    Part of the beautiful Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    The Bay of Fundy is one of Canada's greatest natural treasures. It is a 170-mile long swath of coastline that stretches from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick. The main pull of this area is that the Bay experiences the highest tides in the world ...

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  • 15 Lincoln Park

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    Part of Lincoln Park by the South Pound and Chicago skyline.
    Lincoln Park is one of the best residential neighborhoods in Chicago, Illinois. It features vintage townhomes that offer single-family and apartment-style living. The streets are tree-lined, and many houses even boast a small yard ...

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    A view of the mountains in a park near Banff in Alberta, Canada.
    Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada offers activities in summer and in winter that will likely please nearly everyone in the family. If you decide to stay in the National Park there are thirteen campgrounds to choose from. Each one is operated by Parks Canada. There is also a commercial lodging option in the area ...

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  • 17 Disney World

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    Top of the famous Disney World castle in Orlando, Florida.
    Magic – this is what Disney is all about. To be in Disney is to be a child again. And this is all the more seen at The Disney Resort Complex in Orlando, Florida. Be transported to worlds that only existed in your wildest imaginations and dreams ...

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    The Folsom Tavern at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire.
    Located in Exeter, New Hampshire, the American Independence Museum is one of the Historic landmarks in the area. It is one acre that contains the Folsom Tavern that was built around 1775 and the Ladd-Gilman home built around 1721. This museum highlights the role of the Gilmans during the American Revolutionary War and their contributions to the country's founding ...

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  • 19 Legoland

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    A plane carousel made of large lego blocks in Legoland California.
    Situated in Carlsbad, just 30 minutes away from the bustling city of San Diego, is Legoland California, a uniquely themed park that has become a longtime favorite of families all over the world. Unlike most amusement parks, Legoland prides itself on being an amusement park mostly made out of Lego blocks. Opened to the public on March 20, 1999, it is the third Legoland amusement park in the world and the only one that is not located anywhere in Europe ...

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  • 20 Lake Tahoe

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    Part of Lake Tahoe by Mt. Tallac in California.
    Recognized as the highest lake in the United States and the largest alpine lake in the North American continent, Lake Tahoe is one of California's most popular destinations, visited by both locals and tourists all year round. This is partly due to the breathtaking sceneries that greet you the moment you arrive at Lake Tahoe. With its crystal blue water, snowcapped mountains, and lush pine forests, Lake Tahoe offers you the opportunity to relax and unwind as you escape the hustle and bustle of city life and spend some precious moments in nature ...

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    Panoramic view of part of the Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada.
    Don't you sometimes wish life didn't move quite so fast? What if you could step into a different world? A world in existence a very long time ago: .70+ Million years ago, to be more specific. This is a place marked with harsh landscapes that have been carved by centuries of semi-tropical temperatures, wind and rain ...

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  • 22 Death Valley

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    Death Valley panorama in California.
    The Death Valley is perhaps the most popular desert region in the United States. Situated in the southwestern part of the country between the borders of the states of California and Nevada, the Death Valley is the lowest, driest and hottest region not just in the United States but in the entire North American continent ...

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    Close view of the USS North Carolina Battleship.
    The Battleship USS North Carolina, or BB-55, is the primary ship of her battleship class. It was the fourth ship to be named after a state. USS North Carolina, also nicknamed "Showboat," was built by the New York Naval Shipyard for a staggering cost of $76,885,750, with sponsorship from Isabel Hoey, daughter of the North Carolina governor Clyde Hoey ...

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  • Legoland Discovery Center is located in Schaumberg, Illinois about 30 miles northwest of Chicago just off I-90/94W. This is just one of Legoland's locations, however. Other Discovery Centers can be found in Germany and Legoland theme parks are in California, the UK, Denmark, and Germany ...

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  • 28 Fort Henry

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    A canon within Fort Henri.
    Fort Henry is a 19th century fortress that was meant to protect and defend the city of Kingston, Ontario, as well as to dissuade the usage of the Rideau Canal by enemy forces. The fortress is strategically located at the junction of the St. Laurence and Rideau Rivers. It's defensive walls and canons are built and positioned to make it nearly impossible to attack, by ground or naval bombardment, without suffering a high level of casualties ...

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  • 29 Rideau Canal

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    The Rideau Canal becomes the longest skating rink in the world during winter.
    The Rideau Canal is an engineering masterpiece that permits boats to navigate the Rideau River against Ottawa's downward elevation. It was originally built in order to offer an alternate route and access to the St. Laurence River from Kingston in case of an American naval embargo ...

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    Artifact at the Museo Nacional de Antropología.
    The Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City exhibits pre-Columbian past and present native cultures of Mexico.  Located in Chapultepec Park, it consists of a central patio connected to 23 exhibition halls. The exhibition area is 79700 square meters. The patio center is an impressive reinforced concrete-aluminum structure (umbrella) of 54 by 82 meters and a height of 16 ...

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