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Acoma Pueblo

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.


Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

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.


Ala Moana Center

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.


AT&T Building

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.


Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
The painting that makes up the cyclorama is the largest oil painting in the world. If it were flattened, it would measure 42 feet high by 358 feet long.


Bank of America Plaza

Dallas, Texas
Bank of America Plaza was completed in 1985 and is the tallest building in the city, measuring over 900 feet (275 meters), with 72 stories.


Boston Public Library

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.


Cataldo Mission

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.


Cheaha Mountain (Mount Cheaha)

At 2,407 feet (734 m) above sea level, Cheaha Mountain is the highest point in the state of Alabama. The mountain was opened to the public as a state park on June 7, 1939.


Denali (Mount McKinley)

It's the highest mountain in North America and is known as Mount McKinley to most Americans. But its official name in Alaska is Denali, which means "the high one" in the Athabaskan language.


Great Lakes

Multiple States
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.


Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon is a 10-mile (16 km) wide canyon located along the border of eastern Oregon, eastern Washington and western Idaho in the United States. It is North America's deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet (2,436 m).


Hot Springs National Park

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.


Illinois State Capitol

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.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Speedway, Marion County, Indiana, 46222
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a permanent seating capacity estimated at 257,325, with infield seating raising capacity to an approximate 400,000. It is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world.


Lake Compounce Amusement Park

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.


Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Crow Agency, Montana
This monument is dedicated to the men who died in the battle of the Little Bighorn. It was build in 1881 making it the oldest national monument in the country.


Louisiana State Capitol

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.


Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40202
Outside of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is a six-story, 68,000-pound bat that appears to be leaning against the museum building but is completely freestanding. It is billed as the world's largest bat, although it is hollow and made of steel.


Mall of America

Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55425
The Mall of America (MoA) is the largest mall in the United States. Opened in 1992, the mall receives over 40 million visitors annually, the most of any mall in the world.


Maryland State House

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.


New Hampshire State House

Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 03301
Completed in 1819, the New Hampshire State House is the oldest state capitol in which the legislature meets in its original chambers.


North Dakota State Capitol

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.


Pilgrim Monument

Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, 02657
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.


Redwood National and State Parks

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.


San Jacinto Monument

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.


The Henry Ford

Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan, 48124
The Henry Ford is the largest indoor - outdoor museum complex in America. Nearly one hundred historical buildings were moved to the property from their original locations and arranged in a "village" setting.


The Pentagon

Arlington, Virginia
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.


Vulcan Statue

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.


Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60606
The Willis Tower is the second-tallest building in the United States and the 12th-tallest in the world.


Wisconsin State Capitol

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.


World's Largest Santa Claus

North Pole, Alaska, 99705
More than 48 feet tall and 33 feet wide, this gigantic statue stands next to the world famous Santa Claus House.


World's Tallest Thermometer

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.

Top 10 Most Popular Superlatives Landmarks

  1. Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
  2. Great Lakes
  3. World's Largest Santa Claus
  4. Denali (Mount McKinley)
  5. The Pentagon
  6. Vulcan Statue
  7. Ala Moana Center
  8. Redwood National and State Parks
  9. San Jacinto Monument
  10. World's Tallest Thermometer

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