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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. The Grand Canyon received a to-be-protected status in 1893 by the government and was named a Forest Reserve ...

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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.

    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' ...

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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. The Arlington National Cemetery covers two hundred sprawling acres of the city and includes famous landmarks like the Arlington Mansion and the Tomb of The Unknown Soldiers ...

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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. She is one of the national treasures that every American citizen should visit at some point in their life ...

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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. The second-longest bridge in the United States and the seventh longest in the world, this bridge was completed in 1937 and became the symbol of pride for San Francisco and the United States ...

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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.  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 ...

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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. A visit to Washington D.C. will never be complete without a trip to the White House ...

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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. Napa Valley has been considered as one of the Viticultural areas in the entire United States ...

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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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    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. 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 ...

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  • 7.7 /10
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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. 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 ...

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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. These were normal people who played a vital role in establishing a country dedicated to liberty, freedom, and equal justice under the laws ...

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

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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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    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. Contrary to its name, the Death Valley is actually a very much alive region with a unique range of flora and fauna ...

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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. USS North Carolina, 728 ...

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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 ...

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  • The Red Rock Canyon State Park is situated along the southernmost edge of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which connects with the El Paso mountain range. Once home of the Kawaiisu Indians, the picturesque desert cliffs and rock formations have served as landmarks for freight wagons and a haven for the survivors of the infamous Death Valley trek during the late 1800s. Today, the Red Canyon State Park, which is located some 120 miles just outside the city of Los Angeles in California, has become a vital excavation site where paleontologists continue to discover remnants of plant and animal life of species that had once flourished on the earth ...

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    No country is complete without its own set of historic landmarks. Oftentimes, these landmarks have been established for a purpose that is far from being a landmark. But, over the years, the popularity and its contribution to the culture and history to that particular country could not be disregarded that it eventually is granted this noble distinction ...

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    The facade of the Hotel del Coronado in California.

    Hotel del Coronado is considered the crowning glory of Coronado's island, one of the most popular destinations in Southern California. Built in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado has been considered one of the world's most beautiful beach resorts. This is partly due to the breathtaking scenery it is surrounded by. The island of Coronado, after all, is home to some of the world's most pristine beaches offering breathtaking sunsets and captivating seascapes ...

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  • The Fabyan Dutch Windmill is one of the best examples of authentic Dutch windmills in the entire United States. Located along Fox River Trail in Geneva, Illinois, this working windmill was built between the years 1850 and 1860 by a German craftsman named Louis Blackhaus using wood and other materials that were shipped from the Netherlands to the United States.

    In 1914, the windmill was purchase for an amount of $8,000 by Colonel George Fabyan, after whom the windmill was named after ...

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  • Located along River Drive in Moline, Illinois, the John Deere Pavilion was created to serve as a venue to celebrate the past, the present and the future of the agricultural industry. The beginnings of the pavilion can be traced as far back as 160 years ago when John Deere first invented and developed his first ever self-scouring plow. The success of Deere's self-scouring plow invention, and the company that was established shortly thereafter, has been recognized to be one of the primary factors for changing the course of the history of the Midwestern community ...

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    The Empire State Building in the NYC skyline.

    Few tourist attractions in the world can be considered more popular than the Empire State Building in New York. This building has 102 stories. It is a huge skyscraper. The skyscaper's exact location is where 34th Street West and the 5th Avenue intersect each other. The building is a top-rated tourist destination due to several reasons. One of the significant reasons for this building's popularity has been that it has remained the world's tallest building for more than 40 years ...

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  • The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, located in Oklahoma City in the state of Oklahoma, is a 30,000 foot interactive memorial and museum that was established to commemorate the hundreds of people that died and survived in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City back in April 19, 1995. Dedicated by President George W. Bush in 2001, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum now serves as a startling reminder of the horrors that occurred in that dark April day in the hopes of educating locals and tourists alike of the impact of violence and the scars the bombing had left in the lives of the family members the victims have left behind ...

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  • The Roosevelt Memorial is situated along the Cherry Tree Walk near the National Mall in Washington D.C. It is a tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The memorial is wide and expansive, with close to 8 acres. It is a relaxing place – with a statuary, waterfalls, alcoves and shade trees that provide a warm atmosphere for the four outdoor galleries that house memorabilia related to FDR ...

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    Some buildings in the French Quarters.

    Fall into the enchantment of the French Quarter Neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. It has long since weaved its magic throughout the years, making it one of the most unforgettable places you will visit. Vieux Carre (French for Old Square) spans the Mississippi River from Esplanade Avenue to Canal Street and then goes all the way to Rampart Street.

    The French Quarter exudes a unique vibrancy that is all its own ...

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