Tourist Attractions in the United States
With so many breath-taking places to visit in the vastness of the United States of America, there are some places that stand out from the rest. But to list a few top-rated tourist attractions in the country, the list is as follows:
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. It was sculpted by Gutzon Borglum the help of his son Lincoln Borglum and executed the project from 1927 to 1941. Visitors can admire the larger-than-life faces of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt sculpted therein.
Pike Place Market, Seattle
The Pike Place Market is a market that is located on and overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, United States. It is built on the edge of a steep hill and consists of several lower levels located below the main level. Each features a variety of unique shops such as fresh produce stands, fishmongers, boutiques, antiques, and restaurants. The Market opened on August 17, 1907 and is one of the oldest public farmers' markets to be in operation in the country. It serves the daily bread and butter for many small farmers, craftspeople and merchants. It attracts more than 10 million visitors annually and it is Seattle's most popular tourist destination and is the 33rd most visited tourist attraction in the entire world.
Walt Disney World, Florida
The Walt Disney World Resort which is also called Walt Disney World and Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in the United States. It first opened on October 1, 1971 and is owned and operated by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios are situated here. This property nearly covers twenty-five thousand acres and also consists of two water parks, twenty-seven themed resort hotels, nine non-Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, and the outdoor shopping centre which is known as Disney Springs. The Walt Disney World Resort is serviced by Disney Transport which is essentially a mass transportation system allowing guests to traverse the property quickly and easily and it connects one part of the property to the others seamlessly.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
The Niagara Falls is a set of three waterfalls located at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. They are located on the Niagara River. Having a vertical drop of more than fifty metres or one-sixty feet the Niagara Falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America. It was formed when glaciers the end of the Wisconsin glaciation receded in their course and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. It is famous for its beauty and also as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
A suspension bridge or essentially a one-mile-wide strait, the Golden Gate Bridge connects the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This magnificent bridge geographically connects the American city of San Francisco, California to the Marin County. Today, the bridge stands proud as one of the most internationally recognized symbols of the United States. It has also been acknowledged as one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is perhaps Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark. It is situated in the northwest corner of Arizona, close to the borders of Utah and Nevada. The National Park Service, the Hualapai Tribal Nation and the Havasupai Tribe manages the canyon which mostly lies within Grand Canyon National Park. The Colorado River, which flows through the canyon, crosses the borders of seven states, but the Grand Canyon National Park is within the Arizona state borders. The climate of the canyon is semi-arid, with some portions of the upper plateau lined with forests, while the canyon bottoms are a series of desert basins. The Canyon is home to approximately 1,500 plants, 355 birds, 89 mammalians, 47 reptiles, 9 amphibians and 17 fish species.