Sunday, October 22, 2006

Places you should know --United States

MOUNT RUSHMORE
HEARST CASTLE CA

Jamestown VA
Denali Alaska
Vail CO
Everglades FL
American Visionary Museum MD
Museum Of Natural History NYC
Las Vegas Strip
SEQUOIA TREE
SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM

Having driven across my country for 3 1/2 months when I was in my early twenties (about 10ish years ago) I am partial to the places I have been. There are many categories of destinations as my country is HUGE consisting of 50 states and Territories of Puerto Rico and The US Virgin Islands.

from Wikipedia:

The United States is the world's third largest country by land area, after Russia and Canada.[9] Its contiguous portion is bounded by the North Atlantic Ocean to the east, the North Pacific Ocean to the west, Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Canada to the north. The state of Alaska also borders Canada, with the Pacific Ocean to its south and the Arctic Ocean to its north. West of Alaska, across the narrow Bering Strait, is Russia. The state of Hawaii occupies an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of the North American mainland.

Just to give you an idea of what we are--geographically.


National Parks

1. Acadia
2. Appliachian Trail
3. Cape Cod National Seashore
4. Carlsbad Caverns
5. Death Valley
6. Denali
7. Everglades

8. Grand Canyon
9. Hawaiian Volcanoes
10. Joshua Tree
11. Petrified Forrest
12. Redwood National Forrest
13. Sequoia and Kings Canyon
14. Yellowstone
15. Yosemite

HISTORICAL SITES
1. Alcatraz Island
2. Ellis Island
3. USS Arizona Memorial
4. Gettysburg PA
5. Williamsburg, VA
6. Plimouth Planation
7. Deerefield Village
8. Fort McHenry
9. Philadelphia Liberty Bell
10. Capital Building
11. Salem MA
12. West Point NY
13. Monticello VA
14. Fort Sumter SC
15. The Alamo TX
16. Jamestown VA
17. Stur Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
18. Pioneer Courthouse Square OR
20. Rock Art Sites UT
21. Touro Synagogue National Historic Site RI
22. Historic Cold Spring Village NJ
23. Knife River Indian Villages ND

PLACES OF INTEREST
1. Hearst Castle CA
2. Statue of Liberty NY
3. Winterthur DE
4. Mount Rushmore SD
5. United States Holocaust Museum Washington DC
6. Times Square NY
7. Haight-Ashbury CA
8. Austin TX
9. Key West FL
10. Walden Woods MA
11.
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site HI
12. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum LA
13. Frederick Douglass House Washington DC
14. Harriet Tubman Home NY (but she was a Maryland lady /site of the Underground Railroad)
15. Fords Theater Washington DC
16. Chicago IL
17. Los Angles CA
18. New Orleans LA
19. Atlanta GA
20. Vail CO
21. Graceland TN
22. Las Vegas NV

MUSEUMS OF NOTE
1.Salvador Dali Museum FL
2. Smithsonian Museums (Hirshorn and Space Museum...they are ALL FREE) Washington DC
3. Baseball Hall of Fame NY
4. Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame OH
5. MOMA NY
6. Metropolitan Museum Of Art NY
7. The Scott and Zelda Museum AL
8. The Alaska Museum of Natural History AS
9. The Arizona-Sonora Museum AZ
10. American Museum of Beat Art CA
11. J. Paul Getty Museum CA
12. The Museum of Contemporary Art CA
13. Museum of Outdoor Arts CO
14. American visionary Museum MD
15. New England carousel Museum CT
16. The Kentucky Derby Museum KY
17. Antique Auto and Race Car Museum ID
18. Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House IW
19. Cherokee Heritage Center OK
20. The American Museum of Flying Fish VT
21. Natural History Museum NY
22. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum NM
23. The Contemporary Arts Museum TX
24. Walters Art Gallery MD
25. Hayden Planetarium NY


Not many Americans travel much anymore. I don't think the average family takes many or long vacations any longer. People work more and spend more money on big TV's, expensive cars and gigantic houses nic-named "McMansions". This selection is just a TINY, TINY, TINY fraction of what there is to see in my country. If you are ever here, look me up and come crash on my sofa cause that is the kind of friendly American I am.





2 Comments:

Blogger Michael Carøe Andersen said...

America is a very interesting country - if I could I would do a road trip there every year.

I've been fortunate enough to live is US for a year and that enabled me to see a lot of the country but there is still so much left to see.

The lists you posted here are very interesting.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

one of my 43 Things is to take someone from another country on a road trip across the US. you've got it right - americans don't travel much...not even in their own country, and especially not by car (they're too busy using their car for trips that take them less than a mile from their mcmansions!), which is the best way to see it. the united states is HUGE, which is what people forget...it takes up almost as much space as the entirety of Europe...and the various regions are quite different.

12:57 PM  

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