Cibola County, New Mexico
Also known as "Sky City", Acoma Pueblo is a American Indian site built on top of a 367-foot (112 m) sandstone mesa. It is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60605
The Adler opened in 1930 and was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Donated to the city of Chicago by Max Adler, the planetarium was an attraction at the great Chicago exposition of 1933-34.
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814
Ala Moana Center is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii. It is also the fifteenth largest shopping mall in the United States, and the largest open-air shopping center in the world.
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, 37201
The AT&T Building is the tallest building in Tennessee. It's two tall spires have resulted in it being nicknamed "The Batman Building." The decorative bridge of the structure was designed to resemble a telephone receiver sitting in its cradle.
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02116
The Boston Public Library is the largest municipal public library in the United States and is the third-largest library in the country. It was the first public library to allow people to borrow books and other materials and take them home to read and use.
Buxton, Dare County, North Carolina, 27920
Located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is recognized as the tallest lighthouse in America. It is still in operation. The light at the top is automated and is visible every seven seconds.
Cataldo, Kootenai County, Idaho
Also called the Mission of the Sacred Heart, the church is the oldest standing building in Idaho. It was designed by Antonio Ravalli, who made sure that it was constructed by local Indians so that they could feel part of the church.
New York, New York
Standing at 1,047 feet high (319 m), the Chrysler Building was briefly the world's tallest building before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is still the world's tallest brick building.
The houses in this small street have been privately owned and lived in since the early 1700's, making Elfreth's Alley the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the country.
The Great Lakes are the world's largest group of fresh water lakes and are part of the St. Lawrence System, the largest fresh water system in the world. Because of their size, the Great Lakes are often called inland seas.
Garland County, Arkansas
This park is by far the smallest national park by area in the United States. The hot springs flow from the western slope of Hot Springs Mountain, part of the Ouachita Mountain range.
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Illinois capitol is the tallest non-skyscraper capitol, even exceeding the height of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. The building itself is shaped like a Latin cross aligned to the major points of the compass.
Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06010
Opened in 1846, Lake Compounce Amusement Park is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United States. It was inspired by a public science experiment featuring explosives.
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana, 70802
At 450 feet (137 meters) tall, with 34 stories, it is the tallest capitol building in the United States, the tallest building in Baton Rouge, and the seventh-tallest building in Louisiana.
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 21401
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. It houses the Maryland General Assembly. The capitol has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation.
Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, 58505
The State Capitol building is a 241.67 feet (73.7 m) tall, 19-story, Art Deco skyscraper. It is the tallest building in North Dakota and is known as the Skyscraper on the Prairie.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. It is the oldest art museum and school in the nation.
The world's tallest masonry building, Philadelphia's City Hall is 548 feet (167 m) tall including the statue of William Penn. The statue is the tallest atop any building in the world.
The Pilgrim Monument was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the signing in Provincetown Harbor of the Mayflower Compact.
With an area of 112,512 acres (45,500 ha), the parks protect 45% of the remaining groves of coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
Roman opened in 1890 as an all-male high school and is still only open to boys. It was founded by Thomas E. Cahill, a nineteenth century Philadelphia merchant. It is the oldest free Diocesan Catholic high school in North America.
La Porte, Harris County, Texas
The San Jacinto Monument is a 570 foot (173.7 m) high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. It is the second tallest monument in the United States.
Headquarters of the Department of Defense for the United States of America, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. It has three times the floor space of the Empire State Building.
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35209
At 56 foot (17 m) tall, the Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world. It is the largest statue ever constructed in the United States. It is the second-largest statue standing in the United States behind the Statue of Liberty.
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, 53702
Completed in 1917, the building is the fifth to serve as the Wisconsin capitol since the first territorial legislature convened in 1836. The Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison.
Chester, Hancock County, West Virginia, 26034
Originally a giant Hires Root Beer barrel, the landmark was brought to Chester in 1938 and converted to a teapot. At the time, Chester and the surrounding communities were home to the largest pottery industry in the world.
Baker, San Bernardino County, California
This 134 feet tall electric thermometer was built in 1991 as a tribute to the record temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913.