US Landmarks: Top Places to Visit on Your Next American Road Trip

Do you dream about a big American road trip with visits to all the top US landmarks? Well, here’s your A-Z checklist of all the places to visit along the way, starting from Alabama and ending in Wyoming…

In spite of the fact that America is only a relatively young nation, its past is diverse and complex—as evidenced by monuments and historic sites across the country. From tributes to indigenous people to incredible feats of engineering; coast to coast, the United States of America is filled with places waiting for you to discover them. 

There is nothing that fills us with more excitement, romance and pure anticipation, than planning a road trip. Are you tired of browsing through Windows 10 and would rather enjoy incredible places seen through your windscreen in real life? Do you want to drive on the open road where the only windows are the ones that wind down so that you can smell and feel America? 

You can either switch to Netflix and watch some top travel movies, or you can start planning your road trip today with this guide to some of the top US landmarks.

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If you are looking to rent the perfect car for your experience, Car Rental Reviews can connect you with the right company. Listed below are places that should be on any road trip list, in our humble opinion. Here are our top picks for US landmarks to visit in 48 states…

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Buckle up, and let’s hit the road on a virtual trip to the top US landmarks.

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Top US Landmarks to visit in Alabama

Located in the southeast, Alabama is home to many noteworthy Civil Rights Movement US landmarks. Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, now a museum, served as a protest headquarters in the 1960s. There is a museum dedicated to Rosa Parks in the capital of Montgomery, where you can also find MLK’s church. Alabama is not short on US landmarks.

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Cathedral of St. Paul amongst the skyline of downtown Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

Road Tripping in Arizona: Setting of some of the top US landmarks

This southwestern state is filled with breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities, and quaint small towns. Visitors from around the world flock to the Grand Canyon, but those who venture further into the state will find unique US landmarks to explore and fascinating sights. Cities and towns like Phoenix and Sedona make great vacation destinations, but they are not the only things to explore in southwestern Arizona.

You can also visit Native American cliff dwellings and historic ghost towns from days gone by. The landscape of Arizona is also ideal for outdoor adventures. The area is full of natural wonders for tourists to explore: deserts, lakes, mountains, saguaro cactus, waterfalls, and even a volcano that you can ski on top of.

Arizona is a rugged area, so if you want to make the most of your road trip to this state, consider renting an SUV that fits the whole gang.

Horseshoe Bend near Page, Arizona USA

It’s probably a good idea to consider renting a car with unlimited miles when you visit Arizona and most of these US landmarks.

All-Out in Arkansas

With mountains, caves, rivers, waterfalls, and hot springs, this southern state is known for its abundant parks and wilderness areas as well as many top US landmarks.

You can explore limestone caves like Blanchard Springs Cavern in the rugged Ozarks region to the northwest. Little Rock is home to the Clinton Presidential Center, which contains Bill Clinton’s presidential archives. Arkansas is known as ‘The Natural State’ due to its stunning scenery and mountains, including the Ozark and Ouachita mountain ranges. Arkansas also has a number of charming towns and cities including Eureka Springs, Hot Springs, and Little Rock. Each has a rich history, architecture, and heritage.  Little Rock is the state’s economic, cultural, and political capital.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA at the state capitol.

California College Road Trip Destinations

Located in the west, California stretches nearly 900 miles along the Pacific coast. Among the landscape’s varied features are beaches lined with cliffs, redwood forests, mountains in the Sierra Nevada range, farmlands in the Central Valley and the Mojave desert. Los Angeles is the center of the Hollywood entertainment industry while the undulating San Francisco is home to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and cable cars.

Here are some of the destinations to include on your family or college road trip.

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Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, USA.

California is a great place to start your Death Valley road trip.

Top US Landmarks in Colorado

The western state of Colorado has an assortment of landscape types, from arid desert and river canyons to the snow-covered Rocky Mountains. Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings can also be found in Mesa Verde National Park. Located a mile above sea level, Denver is Colorado’s capital and largest city.

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Garden of the Gods in Colorado

Top US Landmarks in Connecticut

Connecticut is a state in southern New England that comprises coastal cities and rural communities. At the Mystic Seaport museum, you can see centuries-old ships, and at the Mystic Aquarium, you can see beluga whale exhibits. New Haven, which borders Long Island Sound, is home to Yale University and the Peabody Museum of Natural History.

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Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Hartford, Connecticut commemorating the Civil War.

Top US Landmarks in Delaware

The small state of Delaware borders the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Bay, Delaware River, and Delaware River on a peninsula marked by dune-backed beaches. The Old State House, a Georgian-style building, is a part of First State Heritage Park, located in Dover, Delaware’s capital.

Delaware Fort in Delaware state with water surrounded

Top US Landmarks in Florida

With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, Florida is the southeasternmost state in the United States. Beaches stretch for hundreds of miles.

In addition to its Latino cultural influences and notable arts scene, Miami is widely renowned for its nightlife, especially in the upscale area of South Beach. Disney World and other theme parks attract thousands of tourists to Orlando each year.

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Lighthouse in Biscayne National Park, Florida

Top US Landmarks in Georgia

Southeastern Georgia has coastal beaches, farmland, and mountains. Georgia Aquarium and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is located in the capital city Atlanta. The site is dedicated to the life and times of the African-American leader. There are numerous squares and parks in Savannah, known for its architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Masters golf tournament is held in Augusta and you will soon see that there is a lot more to Georgia than its peaches. From big cities and small towns to picturesque mountains and beaches, Georgia offers a wide variety of attractions.

Take a drive from Atlanta to Savannah and take in some of the most amazing sites, sounds and US landmarks.

Starr's Mill, a historic landmark near Atlanta, Georgia
Starr’s Mill, a historic landmark near Atlanta, Georgia

Top US Landmarks in Idaho

The state of Idaho is known for its mountainous landscapes, as well as vast stretches of wilderness and outdoor recreation areas. A popular place to go rafting or fishing is on the Boise River, which bisects Idaho’s capital, Boise. There is a zoo and rose garden in the city’s riverfront Julia Davis Park.

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Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls, Idaho, USA – Distant Aerial View Over River Canyon

Top US Landmarks in Illinois

The midwestern state of Illinois borders Indiana to the east and the Mississippi River to the  west. The Prairie State is characterized by farmland, forests, rolling hills and wetlands. A major U.S. city located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago offers many skyscrapers, such as the gleaming 1,451-foot Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.

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Abraham Lincoln statue in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Top US Landmarks in Indiana

Midwest Indiana is the 38th largest state by size and became part of America as the 19th state on December 11, 1816. With so much on offer for folks who enjoy cars and driving, this state should be high on your list of road trips to be planned.

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The East Pierhead Lighthouse at Michigan City, Indiana with its elevated catwalk approach

Top US Landmarks in Iowa

The Hawkeye State lies between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers in the Midwest of the U.S. The region is characterized by rolling plains and cornfields. In the state capital, Des Moines, you can visit the gold-domed, 19th-century State Capitol Building, the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and the Des Moines Art Center, which has an impressive contemporary collection. Grant Wood’s paintings are on display at Cedar Rapids’ Museum of Art.

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Windmill at Dutch village Pella, Iowa, USA,

Top US Landmarks in Kansas

Kansas conjures up images of yellow brick roads and scarecrows and in truth, the Sunflower State has surprises around nearly every corner. Topeka is its capital, and Wichita is its largest city. Nebraska lies to the north, Missouri to the east, Oklahoma to the south and Colorado to the west.

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The Scout overlooking downtown Kansas City. It was conceived in 1910

Top US Landmarks in Kentucky

Whether it’s the horses or baseball Kentucky will always be a home run on your road trip. 

Frankfort is the state capital of Kentucky, a southeastern state bordered by the Ohio River in the north and the Appalachian Mountains in the east. Louisville, the largest city in the state, hosts the Kentucky Derby, a most prestigious horse race at Churchill Downs every year. The Derby is preceded by a festival that lasts a fortnight, and is celebrated year-round at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

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Cincinnati colorful river front from Kentucky in November Ferris wheel river boat and coal pusher urban exploration photography

Top US Landmarks in Louisiana

Louisiana is a southeastern state on the Gulf of Mexico. Cajun and Creole cultures reflect the fusion of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures from its past. Known for its French Quarter from colonial times, Mardi Gras festivals, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral and the massive National World War 2 Museum, New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana. With so much to see, smell and taste in this state you will most certainly spend more time here than you intended, and maybe a little longer.

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Saint Louis Cathedral and statue of Andrew Jackson in the Jackson Square New Orleans

Must-Visit in Maine

The northeasternmost state of the United States is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history, and natural areas such as Acadia National Park with its granite islands and spruce forests. Drive carefully here as Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park. Here you will find Mt. Katahdin, where the Appalachian Trail ends. Coastal Maine is home to a number of lighthouses, including West Quoddy Head’s candy-striped beacon, and beach towns like Old Orchard and Ogunquit offer sun worshippers the best place to spread their towels.

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South Portland, Maine, USA at the Portland Breakwater Light.

Doubling Point Lighthouse was originally constructed back in 1898 and you will find it along the Kennebec Rice on Arrowsic Island. Restorations were done in 2000 and the walkways and lighthouse look as good as ever.

Make a stop in Maryland

If you are a patriotic American (who isn’t?) Maryland should be added on your ‘places to see’ list. This Mid-Atlantic region is home to many waterways along Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coastline. The city of Baltimore is a major seaport with a long history. Here at the entrance to the Inner Harbor is where you will find Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem. It is also home to the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.

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Burnside’s Bridge, Sharpsburg Maryland in late afternoon light – this bridge played a key role in the Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War

Top US Landmarks in Massachusetts

Boston is the most populated city in the state and also the capital of The Baked Bean state. Known officially as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts it is the most populous state in New England. This was where the first pilgrims landed with the Mayflower and deserves to be on everyone’s road-tripping itinerary. Harvard University, the country’s first institution of higher learning (founded in 1636), is located in Massachusetts. It seems that having a great university in your state helps the brain as ‘The Codfish State’ ranks first  in terms of the number of residents with college degrees.

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The landmark Dexter Grist Mill and water wheel in sandwich Massachusetts in New England during autumn.

Top US Landmarks in Michigan

Water, water everywhere you look you will see water. This incidentally is where Michigan gets its name from. The Ojibwe word “mishigami”, means “large water” or “large lake” – and so The Great Lakes state is christened. So if you plan to motor west, past the capital, Lansing to the Motor City, Detroit…that’s the best!

Historic library building in university of Michigan
Historic library building in university of Michigan

Top US Landmarks in Minnesota

Bob Dylan said this of Minnesota, “There is a magnetic attraction there. Maybe thousands and thousands of years ago, some planet bumped into the land there. There is a great spiritual quality throughout the Midwest. Very subtle, very strong, and that is where I grew up.”

The state borders Canada and the largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior.

The North Star state has more than 10, 000 lakes, and that includes the Mississippi River’s birthplace, Lake Itasca. Saint Paul, the capital of Minnesota; and Minneapolis, the “Twin Cities” are characterized by cultural attractions like the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center.

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The Northern Lights over the skies of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota (May 5, 2018).

Top US Landmarks in Mississippi

The southern state of Mississippi is the birthplace of Blues music and you can immerse yourself in Blues history while visiting the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Mark Twain wrote, “The Mississippi is well worth reading about. It is not a commonplace river, but on the contrary is in all ways remarkable.” He might just as well have written this about the Magnolia State as this is really a remarkable place to see by car. The Vicksburg National Military Park is another historical site in the area.

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Steamboat on Mississippi river

Top US Landmarks in Missouri

The state’s official slogan, “Missouri – Close to Home, Far from Ordinary”, describes this Midwest state near perfectly. Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbia are some of the larger cities with Jefferson City as the capital. “The Show me State”, as Missouri is affectionately known, lives up to its nickname with something special showing up around practically every corner.

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The moon over the Apotheosis of St. Louis statue of King Louis IX of France, namesake of St. Louis, Missouri in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri.

Top US Landmarks in Montana

Whatever it is about Montana is hard to put into words. Abe Lincoln said, “My favorite state has not yet been invented. It will be called Montana, and it will be perfect.”

To say that it is beautiful or stunning, is just not enough. Calling it wild or rugged is like calling a Polar Bear white…it’s so much more…Montana arouses the primal sense of adventure that is locked within us all. This is Big Sky Country and the wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, an expansive wilderness area bordering Canada. The park’s snow-capped peaks, lakes, and hiking trails are on display along the legendary, 50 mile long Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Grand Prismatic Pool at Yellowstone National Park, Montana

Top US Landmarks in Nebraska

“Anyone who spends time on the road knows there’s something special about being in the middle of Utah or Nebraska – you sit with it, and there’s a peace about it. You can go left or right, and it opens up all kinds of doors. You take your own path.”

These words from Jason Momoa paint a true reflection of what it is like to visit the ‘Cornhusker State’.

Landmarks in Nebraska
Scotts Bluff National Monument located west of the City of Gering in western Nebraska, United States.

From the rolling prairies of the Great Plains, the mountainous dunes of the Sandhills and the striking rock formations of the panhandle, Nebraska is waiting to be explored. With its distinguished state capitol, Lincoln is a vibey university town and you will find the Durham Museum in Omaha. Homage is paid to the pioneering past in a remodelled railroad depot.

Top US Landmarks in Nevada

The I – 15 will take you all the way from Primm, through Las Vegas to Mesquite, where you enter Arizona. It is highly advised though to make Sin City your last stop…because you know, “What happens in Vegas…Stays in Vegas!”

Wondering whether you need to rent a car in Las Vegas? Let us explain…

In 1859 the Comstock Lode, the richest known silver deposit in the United States, was discovered in Nevada. Today, Nevada’s gaming and entertainment industry is the largest in the country and if you need a place to stay, there are more hotel rooms in Las Vegas than anywhere else on earth. But there is so much more to see here than neon lights and girls wearing feathers.

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Seven Magic Mountains Landmark at Golden Hour

Top US Landmarks in New Hampshire

“Live free or Die,” is the Granite State’s motto and there is not much that gives you the feeling of freedom than a long road trip through its quaint towns and large expanses of wilderness. The White Mountain National Forest is known for its winter sports areas and Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the region, has a cog railway that takes visitors to the top. Moose, black bears, and the Appalachian Trail are also found in the White Mountains.

New Hampshire State House, Concord, New Hampshire, USA. New Hampshire State House is the nation's oldest state house, built in 1816 - 1819.
New Hampshire State House, Concord, New Hampshire, USA. New Hampshire State House is the nation’s oldest state house, built in 1816 – 1819.

Top US Landmarks in New Jersey

Northeastern New Jersey has about 130 miles of Atlantic coastline for you to explore. Liberty State Park, across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, is the starting point for ferries to nearby Ellis Island, home of the Immigration Museum and the Statue of Liberty. Some notable resort towns, including Cape May and historic Asbury Park, can be found near the Jersey Shore. There are a multitude of reasons to visit the Garden State but we only have space for two.

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Princeton University, New Jersey

Must-See in New Mexico

Somehow you will always picture Road Runner and Wile E Coyote in your mind’s eye when  in New Mexico. With its mix of European American, Native American, and Mexican heritage, the state is a unique and colorful place to visit. All that being said, perhaps it is no wonder that New Mexico is known as “the Land of Enchantment” and a road trip here is never boring. The capital is Santa Fe, was founded in 1610 as the then capital of Nuevo México. Albuquerque is the largest city in the state and was named after The Duke of Alburquerque, a 17th-century Spanish nobleman.

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Ancient dwellings of UNESCO World Heritage Site named Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. Taos Pueblo is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in USA.

New York, New York

The ‘Empire State’ is home to the most inhabited city in America, supine national and state parks, and seaside communities that attract both domestic and international visitors. It would most likely be impossible to see all there is to see in this amazing place and trying to figure out where in New York you should visit can leave you in a bit of a quandary. Besides New York City and the misty Niagara Falls, the island of Manhattan homes the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park, while the Brooklyn Bridge links Manhattan with the borough of Brooklyn. The Statue of Liberty watches over New York Harbor and to the east Long Island’s beaches, the Montauk Lighthouse, the opulent Hamptons and Fire Island beckons. Why don’t you look at these not so common destinations?

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Aerial view of the Central park in New York with golf fields and tall skyscrapers surrounding the park.

Top US Landmarks in North Carolina

Historians don’t quite know how the state earned its nickname, ‘The Tar Heel State’,  but they believe it may have something to do with its past as a leading producer of tar and similar products. The diverse landscape, historic sites and vibrant arts and culture scene, make North Carolina an inviting destination all year round. You can enjoy skiing, horseback riding and hiking along the mountain ranges while the coast is a haven for many activities like surfing, kayaking, and fishing. Enjoy a stroll through the luxurious Biltmore Estate or walk where the Wright brothers made their first ever flight. Discover the cultural heritage of Raleigh or indulge in the food and festivities of Asheville. The Old North state may be old, but it still has a few surprises up its sleeves.

Landmarks in North Carolina
Main Gun on USS North Carolina Battleship under blue sky background.

National Treasures in North Dakota

North Dakota is dominated by the Great Plains. If you carry on the Great Plains eventually give way to the rugged Badlands near the border with Montana. Here the Theodore Roosevelt National Park straddles the Little Missouri River. At the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, you’ll find modern and Native American art, while the Scandinavian Heritage Association in Minot celebrates immigrant history.

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Scandinavian heritage park in Minot North Dakota

Tourist destinations in Ohio

There is something for everyone in Ohio, from sprawling parks with stunning waterfalls to  bustling cities and college towns. Drive into the birthplace of aviation and you suddenly feel like you’re in the heart of it all – (state slogan 1984). Dayton, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus offer excellent cultural experiences, some of the best shopping in the state, and plenty of fun activities. For music fans, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Lake Erie has become a pilgrimage destination. If you love music, this is the place to go.

Landmarks in Ohio
Harding Memorial in Marion Ohio

Top US Landmarks in Oklahoma

Carrie Underwood says, “I want my permanent address to be in Oklahoma. Someday, when I get married and I have kids, that’s where I want to raise my kids.”

That my friends sounds like an invitation. Be careful though if you are driving. On July 16, 1935, Oklahoma City installed the first parking meter in the world. While you are there grab your boots and head on up to The National Cowboy Hall of Fame. And just to keep things interesting, did you know that the state capitol building is the only building of its kind with an oil well under it?

Skydance Bridge - Scissortail Oklahoma City
Skydance Bridge – Scissortail Oklahoma City

Top US Landmarks in Oregon

The Beaver State has some of the most beautiful scenery on the West Coast. Aside from miles of beaches and lush mountains, the surrounding areas are also home to tumbling waterfalls. Fortunately, many of these gems are very accessible from nearby urban areas and a bit of a drive can unearth something spectacular.

Landmarks in Oregon
Pioneer Courthouse Square Signpost, Directional Marker to world landmarks on Pioneer in Portland, Oregon

Top US Landmarks in Pennsylvania

Known officially as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the state is home to numerous towns, foodie spots, sports venues, and more. The Keystone State played a significant role in the construction of the United States of America – here, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address were written. The state (apologies), the commonwealth, is filled with a rich history, cheesesteaks and chocolate candy.

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Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Top US Landmarks in Rhode Island

The Ocean State is known for its many beaches, the historic city of Newport, and for Providence, the up-and-coming capital city full of culture and interesting cuisine. You will love the pristine Block Island, easily accessed by ferry from the fishing village of Point Judith. Sand beaches and Colonial towns are the hallmarks of Rhode Island. The state has some large cities, including Newport – famous for sailing and mansions from the ‘Gilded Age’. The capital, Providence has Brown University, Roger Williams Park and the  landscaped Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, where you can peruse the renowned WaterFire art installation.

Newport Harbor Lighthouse and the Newport Bridge at sunset, located in the Narragansett Bay. Newport is an international sailing and tourist destination. New England coastal town. Travel, Vacation
Newport Harbor Lighthouse and the Newport Bridge at sunset, located in the Narragansett Bay. Newport is an international sailing and tourist destination. New England coastal town. Travel, Vacation

Top US Landmarks in South Carolina

‘Hey y’all”, simply means “Hello you (plural form)’all”, and few words are so welcoming. Beautiful vistas, vibey cities, a rich history and Southern hospitality… welcome to South Carolina! The Palmetto State has a lot to offer you. Historic Charleston, characterized by picturesque pastel houses, Old South plantations, and Fort Sumter, site of the first shots of the Civil War. A little bit north of this is the Grand Strand, a stretch of coastline that includes golf courses and Myrtle Beach.

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The South Carolina State House in Columbia.

Top US Landmarks in South Dakota

The state’s official nickname is also the main reason thousands of people pack their bags, rent a vehicle, and head to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore. Drive along and rolling prairies give way to the majestic Black Hills National Forest – home to the iconic presidents’  sculptures as well as the Crazy Horse Memorial.

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial Park in South Dakota with bright blue sky in background. Sculptures of former U.S. presidents; George Washington,Thomas Jefferson,Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial Park in South Dakota with bright blue sky in background. Sculptures of former U.S. presidents; George Washington,Thomas Jefferson,Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Top US Landmarks in Tennessee

There are thousands of caves in Tennessee, and hundreds of beautiful waterfalls. The breathtaking scenery of the Smoky Mountains and the Mississippi River will impress even the most cynical of city children. Besides the natural wonders the state is home to the King of Rock and Roll and the home of Country music, Nashville. Plug in your playlist, turn up the volume… and drive like you were in a country song wearing blue suede shoes.

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Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville

Top US Landmarks in Texas

The state of Texas is the second largest in the US behind Alaska, and nearly three times larger than the United Kingdom! Texas is a place of extreme diversity, different climates and contrasting landscapes. From beaches along the gulf coast, beautiful pine woods to the desolation of West Texas, and the swamps of East Texas.

Landmarks in Texas
Exterior view of the historic Alamo shortly after sunrise

Top US Landmarks in Utah

From Salt Lake City’s film festivals to the ski slopes in Utah, the state is full of natural beauty and abundant activities. Much of this protected land has been turned into national and state parks, including the tallest mountain in Utah and the deepest slot canyons. The Beehive state is home to some of the best skiing in the nation, with mountains near Salt Lake City receiving 500 inches of snow annually. Mormons settled here in the 19th century, and today approximately 60 percent of state residents are members of the church.

Landmarks in Utah
Highway in Monument Valley, Utah / Arizona, USA – Picture with road and cars driving towards the hills. Photo made during a road trip throughout the western states.

Top Visitor Destinations in Vermont

The Green Mountain State is known for its natural landscape, which is primarily forested. This area is famous for the more than a hundred, 19th-century covered wooden bridges, as well as its maple syrup production. A beautiful place with many hiking trails and slopes for skiing, Vermont is the home of the popular congressman Bernie Sanders. There’s a nice combination of natural US landmarks and historical sites in the area.

Vermont, USA early autumn rural scene.
Vermont, USA early autumn rural scene.

Top Visitor Sites in Virginia

Virginia is beautiful no matter what season you visit and with each season, beaches, lakes, mountains, rivers, cities, and landscapes change to form a whole year of new experiences.

The State is also a great place to go on a romantic getaway. In fact, the state uses the slogan, “Virginia is for lovers.” Even if you have been together for years, visiting a romantic destination will help your relationship, and Virginia is one of the best. Enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway with your partner at the beach or at one of many amazing resorts and don’t hesitate to visit some of these top US landmarks.

Landmarks in Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia

Historic Landmarks in Washington

It won’t take long for you to realize you’ve arrived in Washington when you see the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest before you, despite having just left Seattle moments ago… and there is a coffee shop on every corner.

In The Evergreen State you can be in a rainforest in the morning, hike at the National Volcanic Monument in the afternoon, and watch the sunset while breathing in the aroma of desert sage. That’s before you even get started with all the numerous US landmarks.

Washington DC

Places to visit in West Virginia

West Virginia is situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Ohio River (some of the most popular US landmarks), and offers an array of magnificent landscapes and US landmarks to discover.

Mountain ranges, forests, whitewater rivers, and beaches make the area perfect for outdoor activities of all kinds. Most tourists ignore the state, so you have all of the breathtaking scenery to yourself. It may be quite sparsely populated and rural, but there are some lovely mountain towns you can visit, with many interesting Civil War historical sights and cultural landmarks. Explore West Virginia’s gorgeous landscape and natural wonders. It’s a hidden gem.

bridge in West Virginia

Visiting Wisconsin

Wisconsin has coastlines on Lakes Michigan and Superior as well as forestland and farms in its interior. There is also the Harley-Davidson Museum, which offers demonstrations of finely tuned classic motorcycles, in Milwaukee, the largest city in the Badger State. Milwaukee is home to many beer companies, some of which offer brewery tours.


Where to go in Wyoming

Wyoming is a great place to explore the dramatic natural landscape of the American West since nearly half of its territory is public land offering awesome US landmarks. A sparsely populated state, Wyoming offers some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country, from Yellowstone’s thermal geysers to Grand Tetons’ jagged mountains.

The Cowboy state is proud of its Wild West heritage and the cowboy culture is alive and well, whether you’re watching a rodeo, eating a chuckwagon dinner, or dancing the night away at a country-music dance hall.

Sunrise at Devils Tower, Wyoming
Sunrise at Devils Tower, Wyoming

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