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Can You Place These Landmarks in the Correct U.S. States?
By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz
The United States is a nation that has been blessed with many beautiful landmarks. Some are natural, while others are manmade. But it doesn't really matter how they came to be, it's really just the significance of these iconic places and the power they have over the people of this country that really matter. Take for example the 9/11 Memorial. It is a place of mourning and celebration for the lives that were lost on one of the most tragic days in American history. But do you know where this landmark is?
If you know the correct answer, that's great, but there are so many other states in the country that have important and worthwhile monuments. Unfortunately, people don't always know where they're located. Then beyond the monuments and historic sites, the U.S. is home to many natural wonders. And that's exactly what we want to test today! We want to see if you can tell us which states are the homes of these landmarks - manmade and natural.
Now, it won't be easy, because it can get pretty confusing. But if you manage to get half of our questions right, we'll be really impressed. It's time to test your U.S. landmark knowledge. Are you ready?
One of the most popular waterfalls in the Northern Hemisphere, in which state can Niagara Falls be found?
The popular Niagara Falls is located on the border between Ontario, Canada, and New York. The falls are comprised of three large waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls. The falls form the south end of the Niagara Gorge.
Containing the heads of four U.S. presidents, where is Mount Rushmore located?
Mount Rushmore was completed in 1941, under the direction of Gutzon Borglum. The famous landmark is a 60-foot granite sculpture of former U.S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. The sculpture is found in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
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Where can you find this monument, named for the man it honors?
The Washington Monument was constructed between 1848 and 1884, in honor of George Washington, who served as the first president of the United States of America. The monument is an obelisk of granite, marble and bluestone gneiss.
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In which of these states can you find this landmark?
The Statue of Liberty can be found on Liberty Island, New York City, New York. A popular landmark, the copper statue was a gift to the United States of America from France. The statue is a universal symbol of freedom.
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This bridge is pretty iconic, but which state is it in?
One of the most famous symbols of San Francisco, California, the Golden Gate Bridge spans 4,200 feet between San Francisco and Marin County. The bridge is built over the Golden Gate Strait and has been deemed a Wonder of the Modern World.
Where would you find the Lincoln Memorial?
As the name suggests, the Lincoln Memorial was built in honor of the sixteenth U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln. Located across the reflecting pool from the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial was first opened in 1922.
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It's not in space, but space can be seen from it. Where is this monument?
An icon of the city of Seattle, the Space Needle is an observation tower. The tower was built initially for the 1962 World's Fair. The Space Needle measures 605 feet in height.
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Can you tell us where the Hoover Dam is located?
The Hoover Dam is found on the border between Arizona and Nevada. The dam was constructed during the Great Depression, between 1931 and 1936. It is a concrete arch-gravity dam.
Which state contains the White House, home of the president?
Technically, Washington, D.C., is a federal district, not a part of any of the fifty states. The official residence of the President of the United States, the White House, was built from 1792 to 1800. It was designed by James Hoban in the neoclassical Federal style.
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In which of these states can one find the Alamo, built in the 18th century?
The Alamo is formally referred to as the Alamo Mission and formerly as Mision San Antonio de Valero. Now part of the San Antonio Missions, a World Heritage site, the Alamo was built in 1718 as a Roman Catholic mission.
In which state would you find the Gateway Arch?
Described as the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, the Gateway Arch is 630 feet tall. The arch was constructed using stainless steel from 1963 to 1965 and is located in St. Louis, Missouri. Visitors can take a four-minute tram ride to the top.
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The French Quarter is a place to let loose, but before you do, can you tell us where it is?
The historic heart of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, the French Quarter is also known as the Vieux Carre or Old Square. The quarter was founded during the early 1700s by Jean-Baptiste le Moyne de Bienville.
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Where could you possibly find the Liberty Bell?
A symbol of American independence, the Liberty Bell currently hangs at the Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bell's distinctive features include the inscription "proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" and a large hairline crack.
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Millions of visitors flock to the Grand Canyon, but which state do they go to?
Found in Arizona, the Grand Canyon forms most of the Grand Canyon National Park. The canyon was carved by the Colorado River and is 227 miles in length. The landmark is popular for the viewing of sunsets and sunrises.
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Millions of people pass here daily. But where is it located?
Located in the famous city of New York, in New York State, the Grand Central Terminal is a commuter rail terminal. First opened in 1871, the terminal spans an area of 48 acres. It was formerly known as the Grand Central Depot and Grand Central Station.
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In which of these states would you see this sight?
The Wave is a red sandstone formation of Jurassic rock. It is found near Arizona's border with Utah. The formation is popular among photographers and hikers for its beauty and difficult hike.
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It connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. Where is it, though?
The Brooklyn Bridge was constructed and designed by John A. Roebling in 1869 to connect the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. The bridge spans 1595.5 feet and spans the East River.
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Right in the land of the stars, which state holds the Hollywood sign?
Located on Mount Lee in Los Angeles, California, the iconic Hollywood sign is a bold white spelling of the name "Hollywood," in letters 45 feet tall. The sign, first built in 1923, measures 352 feet in length since the "land" was removed from the end. It was designated as a Los Angeles landmark in 1973.
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Cloud Gate isn't exactly a cloud, but it is quite a sight. Which state is it in?
Sculpted by Sir Anish Kapoor in 2006, the Cloud Gate is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Chicago, Illinois. The stainless-steel sculpture resembles a bean and is sometimes referred to as such.
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The Empire State Building - where is it?
The Empire State Building was designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon and was constructed in 1931. It is a 102-story skyscraper designed in the Art Deco architectural style. It was the tallest building in the world until 1970.
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It may not erupt soon, but where would you need to run from, if this volcano were to go off?
Kilauea is found on the island of Hawaii. The most active of the five Hawaiian volcanoes, Kilauea last erupted on May 3, 2018. The volcano is believed to be between 300,000 and 600,000 years old.
Which state includes Monument Valley?
Found on the Arizona-Utah border, Monument Valley is a red-sand desert. The valley is best known for its sandstone towers. It is also a popular filming location for Western-themed movies.
Nearing 200 years in age, where is Forsyth Park located?
Found in Savannah, Georgia, the Forsyth Park is 30 acres. The park first measured 10 acres when it was created in the 1840s. Today, it includes a Fragrant Garden, tennis courts, a large fountain and basketball courts.
Yosemite has always been a popular place, but where is it found?
The Yosemite National Park is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. It is best known for its sequoia trees and Tunnel View. The park was established in 1890.
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It's a refreshing space of green in a city on concrete. Where can one find Central Park?
The most visited urban park in the United States, Central Park is found in Manhattan, New York City. Created in 1857 on 778 acres of land, Central Park now measures 843 acres, following several expansions during the 19th century.
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In which of these states can you find this landmark?
Fort Jefferson is a large, incomplete brick fortress in Monroe County, Florida. The fort covers an area of 47 acres, making it the third largest fort in the United States. The fort was also used as a prison during the American Civil War.
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Fenway Park is the home of the Red Sox. Which state is also their home?
Home to the Boston Red Sox since its construction in 1912, Fenway Park was designed by James McLaughlin. The baseball park, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.
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Where would you find the Chrysler Building?
A skyscraper in the Art Deco style, the Chrysler Building was designed by William Van Alen and was completed in 1930. The building was used as the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 to 1950s.
Mount Vernon used to be owned by George Washington. But which state is it in?
Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia, Mount Vernon was originally the plantation of George Washington. Mount Vernon sits on 500 acres of land. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.
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This memorial is a beautiful but sad place. What state can you find it in?
Construction of the National September 11 Memorial began in 2006, in remembrance of the attacks which occurred on September 11, 2001. The memorial is found at the World Trade Center site and was opened to the public in 2011.
Where can Plymouth Rock be found?
The traditional site of the disembarkation of the Mayflower Pilgrims and William Bradford, Plymouth Rock is found in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The rock is inscribed with the year of the Pilgrims' landing, 1620, and now sits at its original site in Plymouth Harbor.
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The home of one of the most iconic prisons in U.S. history, where can this island be found?
Alcatraz Island is found offshore from San Francisco in the San Francisco Bay. Between the years 1934 and 1963, the island was developed with prisons, a lighthouse and military fortification.
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In which state would you find Taos Pueblo?
One of the oldest inhabited communities of the United States, the Taos Pueblo belongs to the Native American tribe of Puebloan people. The pueblo is located north of Taos, New Mexico. Its last recorded population was 4,500.
This lighthouse is a beautiful sight year-round. But which state do you need to be in to see it?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse stands tall on the Hatteras Island of Buxton, North Carolina. Built using brick, the lighthouse was constructed at 112 feet in 1845 and at 193 feet in 1870.
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Independence Hall holds some pretty important documents. Which state is it in?
The Independence Hall is home to both the United States Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the building is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park. It was originally used as the Pennsylvania State House, following its completion in 1753.
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Where do you think the Gettysburg National Military Park is?
Currently managed by the National Park Service, the Gettysburg National Military Park pays homage to the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. The park includes the Gettysburg battlefield as well as areas of support used during the battle.
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Thomas Jefferson once owned this place. Which state is it in?
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Monticello was the plantation of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson designed and built the house at the age of 26, using neoclassical designs. The house is found in Albemarle County in Virginia.
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The site of Pearl Harbor can be found in which of these states?
A lagoon harbor, Pearl Harbor is found on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor was acquired by the U.S. government in 1875.
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This is one of the most iconic sights at the Bellagio hotel. But which state is it in?
The Fountains of Bellagio form part of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. The impressive fountains feature aquatic shows choreographed with lights and music. The hotel and fountain are found on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.
Where does one have to go to see Fort Sumter?
Located in Charleston, South Carolina, Fort Sumter is a sea fort used during the American Civil War. Construction of the fort commenced in 1829. However, the fort was still unfinished when the Civil War began in 1861.
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