Do You Know Which States These U.S. Landmarks Are In?
By: Michael Moraitis
About This Quiz
The United States of America is filled with beautiful landmarks that give each state an identity. Just how well do you know the locations of some of the most famous sights in North America? Find out now with this U.S. landmark quiz!
The Alamo was originally called Mission San Antonio de Valero. The infamous battle took place in 1836.
Empire State Building.
The upper tower of the Empire State Building was originally designed to be a mooring mast for airships. The Waldorf-Astoria hotel originally stood in the landmark's place.
Las Vegas Strip.
The Vegas strip is famous for its entertainment, and of course, gambling. In Las Vegas alone, there are an estimated 1,000 people living in underground tunnels.
Times Square was formerly known as Longacre Square. It is known as "The Crossroads of the World."
The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 by Japan led to the United States' full entrance into World War II. The attack occurred in two waves, each 45 minutes apart.
The Hollywood sign.
The sign originally said "Hollywoodland," as an advertisement for a real estate development. The last four letters were dropped in 1949.
The White House.
While Washington, D.C., was formed by land from both Maryland and Virginia, it is not considered to be in a specific state.
The Gateway Arch is the tallest arch in the world, standing at 630 feet. It is also as wide as it is tall.
Golden Gate Bridge.
While under construction, the Golden Gate Bridge survived an earthquake. It was said the bridge swayed as much as 16 feet each way, making workers sick.
The Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty has seven rays on her crown, one for each continent. Each ray is approximately nine feet long and weighs about 150 pounds.
Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is home to the tallest waterfall in the United States, called Yosemite Falls.
The Colorado River has been eroding the sides of the Grand Canyon for millions of years. The vistas are incredible.
Home to 37.5 million visitors every year, Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States.
Walt Disney got his inspiration to build Disneyland after taking his daughters to ride the merry-go-round at Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
The resort is roughly the same size as San Francisco. When it first opened in 1971, adult admission was $3.50.
Willis (Sears) Tower.
The name of the massive building changed from Sears to Willis Tower in 2009. It was the tallest building in the United States until the construction of One World Trade Center.
The Liberty Bell.
The Liberty Bell was cast in London, England, in 1752. Historians believe it was rung before the reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 8, 1776.
The first-ever Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center was put up in 1931 by construction workers who helped build the complex.
On a hot day, the Space Needle actually expands one inch. It was built to withstand winds of over 200 miles per hour.
Redwood National and State Parks.
Redwood National and State Parks total 132,000 acres. Redwood trees can live up to 2,000 years and grow up to 300 feet in height.
Rocky Mountain National Park.
While the Rocky Mountains stretch from Canada and through multiple states, the famous Rocky Mountain National Park is located in Colorado.
Everglades National Park.
The Everglades is home to both crocodiles and alligators. It is the only place in the world where these two species co-exist in the same habitat.
Notorious gangster and mob boss Al Capone played banjo in the Alcatraz inmate band.
Yellowstone National Park.
While it is officially in Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park stretches to parts of Montana and Idaho as well.
Universal Studios Hollywood.
Universal Studios Hollywood is both a film studio and amusement park. It is one of the oldest film studios in Hollywood that is still in use.
Old Faithful is located in Yellowstone National Park. It is said that in 1882 the soldiers of General Philip Sheridan would use the geyser to do their laundry.
Niagara Falls lies between Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. You can choose to visit either side as a tourist.
Wright Brothers Memorial.
The memorial is home to a 60-foot monument commemorating the Wright Brothers' first flight.
Mall of America.
You can fit nine Yankee Stadiums in the Mall of America. What's even better is that there is no sales tax on clothing in Minnesota.
While the Hoover Dam is officially in Nevada, it lies on the Nevada-Arizona border. It was named Boulder Dam from 1933 to 1947.
Fort Sumter was the site for the start of the Civil War, after the Confederate States attacked the United States Army and won.
Mount Rushmore is visited by roughly three million people every year. The landmark celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016.
both California and Nevada
Lake Tahoe lies between Nevada and California. It is the largest alpine lake in North America.
Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park is in Montana's Rocky Mountains. The park itself is almost 1,600 square miles.
The home of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Park City is still a tourist attraction in Utah.
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