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North America Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in North America

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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. The Grand Canyon received a to-be-protected status in 1893 by the government and was named a Forest Reserve. It was later given the status of a National Monument and, in 1919, by a National Park status... read more arrow

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Niagara Falls

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. They have been variously described as enchanting and awe-inspiring, and since the 1850s, have been among the most visited tourist attractions in the world.

Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the Falls, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls on the U... read more arrow

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Big Sur Region

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. 

The name of the region has been said to have been derived from the Spanish term El Sur Grande, which is literally translated as "The Big South"... read more arrow

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Historic Quebec City
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Arlington National Cemetery
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Statue of Liberty
The United States is home to many different icons that represent 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. She is one of the national treasures that every American citizen should visit at some point in their life.

The Statue of Liberty was actually not something that was created by a United States citizen nor was she even built in the United States... read more arrow
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Golden Gate Bridge
Man has made 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. The second longest bridge of the United State and the seventh longest in the world, this bridge was completed in 1937 and became the symbol of pride for the people of San Francisco and the United States... read more arrow
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Tenochtitlán

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. According to Aztec legend, this region was chosen based on an ancient prophecy that stated that the Aztec capital would be built where the people saw an eagle eating a snake while sitting on a cactus. At its height, the city of Tenochtitlan was home to almost 250,000 people and covered around thirteen square kilometers... read more arrow

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Yellowstone National Park
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Are 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 seen one you've seen them all amusement parks!

Let your sense for adventure out with a visit to this wondeful 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.  Those 3 gloriously natural states are Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Yellowstone National Park was the world's first national park and is a proud and treasured landmark of the United States... read more arrow
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White House
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. A visit to Washington D.C. will never be complete without a trip to the White House.

Originally called the Executive Mansion, it was dubbed the White House when its exterior sandstone walls were painted white... read more arrow
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Napa Valley

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.

Napa Valley has been considered as one of the Viticultural areas in the entire United States. This is mainly because a large portion of the entire valley continues to be dedicated to producing different agricultural products... read more arrow

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CN Tower
The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing infrastructure in all of Canada. Resembling the Space Needle in Seattle, the CN Tower is considered as one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Visited by millions of locals and tourists from all parts of the world, the CN Tower is situated right in the heart of the beautiful and multi-cultural cities of Toronto in the province of Ontario, Canada, the CN holds the Guinness Book of World Record title of being the most visited landmark in Canada today... read more arrow
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Alcatraz Prison

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. It is also a wildlife sanctuary with numerous bird species nesting there... read more arrow

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Bay of Fundy
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. In a single day the tides move more water than exists in all the freshwater sources across the entire world.

There are many ways that you can experience the Bay of Fundy. There are provincial and national parks full of coastline hiking... read more arrow
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Lincoln Park

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. Parking is difficult, though. If you don't have a residential parking permit, you may find yourself circling the blocks for quite some time, looking for a parking space.

In addition to its residential charm, Lincoln Park is host to numerous Chicago attractions... read more arrow

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Banff National Park
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.

In addition to a number of information centers being open year-round to help you better enjoy your stay, there are also the Upper Hot Springs which enjoy extended hours during the holidays... read more arrow
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Disney World

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. Fly away to a fairy-tale kingdom, soar through the California skies, travel through eons of time to arrive at Futureland, visit the world of Winnie the Pooh… Oh! There is so much to see and do at Disney... read more arrow

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American Independence Museum
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 founding of the country. These were normal people who played a vital role in the founding of a country dedicated to liberty, freedom, and equal justice under the laws... read more arrow
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Legoland

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.

Legoland Rides

Legoland is home to over 50 different rides, and attractions amidst the massive monuments and infrastructures made purely out of lego blocks... read more arrow
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Lake Tahoe

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.

There are various outdoor activities that you and your family can enjoy during your stay at Lake Tahoe, ranging from hiking through the many trails that cut through the pine forests to fishing and water skiing in the lake's sapphire blue waters... read more arrow

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Dinosaur Provincial Park
Don't you just 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+ Millions 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. This is a place of buried secrets of a long-ago world. Those that lived here once are gone now, but they left the evidence of their existence behind. Where is this other world? It's located in spectacular Alberta, Canada, (a mere 2 hours drive east from Calgary) at Dinosaur Provincial Park... read more arrow
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Death Valley
The Death Valley is perhaps the most popular desert region in the United States. Situated in the southwestern part of the country in 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.

Contrary to its name, the Death Valley is actually a region that is very much alive with a unique range of flora and fauna... read more arrow
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Battleship USS North Carolina

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.

USS North Carolina, 728.8 feet long, participated in every World War II offensive in the Pacific when she was commissioned on April 9, 1941, under Captain Olaf M... read more arrow

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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. One day admission to Legoland Discovery Center in Chicago is $14 for adults and $10 for children, if you book online. The Discovery Center is open all year round, though hours change slightly during the summer months, so check on their website before you plan your trip... read more arrow
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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.

Fort Henry also offer visitors a re-creation of historical military life, drills and musical plays by costumed military interpreters, also called the Fort Henry Guard... read more arrow
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The Rideau Canal is an engineering masterpiece that permits boats to navigate on the Rideau River against the downward elevation towards Ottawa. 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.

The Rideau Canal is about 125 miles (200 kilometres) long and it's historical locks are still in operation today. The canal connects through many lakes along its path and about 12 miles (19 km) of its waterway is human-built... read more arrow
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* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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