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The 100 Greatest Places in the USA
100 of the USA’s most wondrous, inspiring, or thought-provoking locations have been put forward to be voted on by the public and collect the award as the Greatest Place To Stand In The United States 2009. Click on the vote button at the side to vote a place up or down. If you think another place should have been included in this list then leave your comment at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget, if you have been to any of these places, you can also add your photo as proof that you have StoodThere. Is it possible that someone has been to all 100? The VOTE will close on the 01 December 2009 when the full results will be given to the World's Media. In the meantime, you can see the changes as they happen every day.
Niagara Falls, Canada/USA
The Niagara Falls are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border ...
Fallingwater, also known as the Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. Residence, is a house designed by American ...
Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mount Washington is a neighborhood in the south city area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.It is known ...
Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.
Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in south Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred ...
Empire State Building, New York, USA
The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of ...
National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) of the Smithsonian Institution is a museum in Washington, ...
Hollywood Sign, California, USA
Today, the definitive symbol of the world of entertainment, the 45 feet high white letters of the ...
Bourbon St, New Orleans
Bourbon Street (French: Rue Bourbon) is a famous and historic street that runs the length of the ...
Grand Central Station, New York, USA
Grand Central Station or properly Grand Central Terminal (GCT) is a terminal station at 42nd Street ...
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC, USA
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial in Washington, D.C. It honours members of ...
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
The Lincoln Memorial is a United States Presidential memorial built to honor the 16th President of ...
Beverly Hills City Hall, California
The Beverly Hills City Hall has gracefully presided over the city's civic life since 1932 and ...
Wall Street, New York
Wall Street is a street in lower Manhattan, New York City. It runs east from Broadway to South ...
White House, Washington DC, USA
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United ...
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown ...
Ground Zero, New York.
Ground Zero is the term which was used to describe the site of the World Trade Center in New York ...
Las Vegas strip, USA
The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6.4 km) section of Las ...
South St / Whitehead St, Key West, Florida.
Key West is a city and island in Monroe County, Florida, and one of the biggest attractions on the ...
Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid, named after nearby Lake Placid, is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex ...
The Bean, Chicago
The Bean (officially known as Cloud Gate) is a public sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor. It ...
Times Square, New York, USA
Times Square is a major intersection in Manhattan, New York City at the junction of Broadway and ...
Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower ...
Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park located in the Guadalupe Mountains ...
Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado
Dinosaur National Monument is a National Monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta ...
Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
The Liberty Bell, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a bell that has served as one of the most ...
The Lost Sea, Craighead Caverns, Tennessee
Craighead Caverns is an extensive cave system located in Sweetwater, Tennessee. It is most well ...
Kingda Ka Roller Coaster, Six Flags, Jackson Township, New Jersey
Kingda Ka is a roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey. ...
The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois
The Chicago Theatre, originally known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre, is a famous theater ...
Sears Tower, Chicago
The Sears Tower, a signature supertall skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, has been the tallest ...
Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada USA
Hoover Dam, originally known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of ...
National Memorial Arch, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
The National Memorial Arch is dedicated ‘to the officers and private soldiers of the ...
Monument Valley, Arizona
Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona near the Four ...
Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs, California.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs, California, opened in September 1963 as a way of ...
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San ...
Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California
Hearst Castle is the palatial estate built by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. It is ...
USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the ...
Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Harley-Davidson Motor Company is an American manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, ...
Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Old Faithful is a cone geyser located in Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. ...
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, USA, ...
Statue of Liberty, New York.
The Statue of Liberty (French: Statue de la Liberté), or, more formally, Liberty Enlightening ...
Totem Heritage Center, Ketchikan, Alaska.
Ketchikan is a city in Alaska, and the southeasternmost sizable city in that state. With an ...
Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii.
Waimea Canyon is a large canyon, approximately ten miles (16 km) long and up to 3,000 feet (900 m) ...
Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California
Emerald Bay State Park is a state park located around Emerald Bay, a National Natural Landmark, at ...
Texas School Book Depository, Dallas
The Texas School Book Depository is the former name of a seven-floor building located on Dealey ...
Bodie Ghost Town, California,
Bodie, California is a ghost town east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, ...
Four Corners Monument, USA
The Four Corners is a region of the United States consisting of southwest Colorado, northwest New ...
Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas.
Moody Gardens is a tourist complex in Galveston, Texas.Moody Gardens features three main pyramid ...
El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, USA
El Capitan is a 3,000-foot (910 m) vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, California, ...
San Miguel Chapel, Sante Fe, New Mexico.
Santa Fe is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and ...
The Mission, Carmel, California
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, also known as the Carmel Mission, is a historic Roman ...
Everglades National Park, Florida
Everglades National Park is a national park in Florida. The largest subtropical wilderness in the ...
Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Graceland is the name of the former home of singer Elvis Presley. Occupying a 13.8-acre (56,000 m2) ...
Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
The Gettysburg National Military Park was the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, fought July ...
Alcatraz. San Francisco, USA
Alcatraz Island, sometimes informally referred to as simply Alcatraz or locally as the Rock, is a ...
Louisville Slugger Museum, Kentucky
The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, located in Louisville, Kentucky's ‘Museum ...
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.
The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, or more formally, the Edison Institute, in the Metro ...
The Grand Canyon, USA
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved over a period of six million years by the Colorado ...
Clingmans Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Clingmans Dome is a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, in the ...
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah ...
Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Florida
The Fort Clinch State Park is a Florida State Park, located on a peninsula near the northernmost ...
Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Fort Sumter is a coastal fortification located in Charleston harbor, South Carolina. The fort is ...
Mowich Lake, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Mowich Lake is a lake located in the northwestern corner of Mount Rainier National Park in ...
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Petrified Forest National Park is along Interstate 40 between Holbrook and Navajo, in the United ...
Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida.
The Castillo de San Marcos is a Spanish built fort located in the city of St. Augustine, Florida, ...
Carhenge, Alliance, Nebraska
Carhenge is a replica of England's Stonehenge located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska on the ...
Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA
Glacier Bay is a bay in south-eastern Alaska. It runs north northwest to south south-east for about ...
Needles Eye, Custer, South Dakota
Needles Eye is one of the most unique geological features on the planet, formed during the ...
Navajo National Monument, Shiprock, New Mexico
Navajo National Monument is located within the northwest portion of the Navajo Reservation in ...
Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Cape Canaveral from the Spanish Cabo Cañaveral, is a headland in Brevard County, Florida, ...
Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee
The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music radio program and concert broadcast live on WSM radio ...
Bingham Canyon Mine, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Bingham Canyon Mine is an open-pit mining operation extracting a large porphyry copper deposit ...
Taos Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico.
Taos Pueblo is an ancient pueblo (community) belonging to a Taos (Northern Tiwa) speaking Native ...
Aspen Mountain, Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen Mountain is a mountain in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. One of the foothills of the Elk ...
Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami.
Ocean Drive is a street in South Beach—the southern part of Miami Beach, Florida.The area is ...
Bryce Canyon Ampitheater, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah. Contained within the ...
Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings, Colorado, USA
Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma ...
Death Valley, California, USA
Death Valley is a desert located in California.It is the lowest, driest and hottest valley in the ...
Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
The Gateway Arch, also known as the Gateway to the West, is an integral part of the Jefferson ...
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near Keystone, South Dakota, is a monumental granite sculpture by ...
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, preserves 244,000 acres (98,740 ha) of sharply ...
Mount St Helens, Washington, USA
Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific ...
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Hunter Museum of American Art is an art museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The museum's ...
London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
The London Bridge, currently located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA, was originally constructed ...
Area 51, Nevada
Area 51 is a nickname for a military base located in the southern portion of Nevada, north-northwest ...
Point Barrow, Barrow, Alaska
Point Barrow or Nuvuk is a headland on the Arctic coast of the U.S. state of Alaska, 9 miles (14 km) ...
Sundial Bridge, Redding, California
The Sundial Bridge is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge that spans the Sacramento River in ...
Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Jenny Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming.The lake was formed ...
The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.
The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and ...
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina
Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina ...
Roswell UFO Museum, Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell is a city in and the county seat of Chaves County in the southeastern quarter of the state ...
Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida
Universal Orlando Resort is a theme park resort in Orlando, Florida. It is a joint partnership ...
General Sherman Giant Sequoia, Sequoia National Park, California.
General Sherman is the name of a Giant Sequoia, which is the largest tree in the world with a height ...
Amish Country, Intercourse, Pennsylvania
Intercourse, Pennsylvania, population 1,000, is a village in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in ...
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay, California
The Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row ...
Ulysses S. Grant Home, Galena, Illinois.
The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois is the former home of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War ...
Grafton Museum, Grafton, Vermont.
Grafton is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 649 at the 2000 ...
Oglethorpe Square, Savannah, Georgia.
The city of Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A., was laid out in 1733 around four open squares. The plan ...
Space Needle, Seattle
The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington, and a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest ...
Sea World, San Diego, California
SeaWorld San Diego is a theme park located in San Diego, California.The park was founded in 1964 by ...
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 square km) salt flat in northwestern Utah. The ...
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It made me smile to realize how many of these places I've been to! What a beautiful country.
Great Sand Dunes , Colorado----amazing and fun place to play on the dunes at the base of the Sangre de Christo Mountains.
Quietest place I've ever been---Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
The Lost Sea Adventure is cool, really its 58 degrees! lol Graceland, is awesome, thankyaverymuch
A corner in Winslow, AZ should be at the top of the list.
The London Bridge in Lake Havasu is not a replica.....it IS the London Bridge. It was brought here stone by stone.........
Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park - You stand 4000+ feet directly over the Yosemite floor with Half Dome, Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls within viewing distance. This is the most awesome lookout in the lower 48 states. Only Alaska and Banff, Alberta can compare.
I agree with what scarheel said: The Battery in Charleston, SC and with what beeque said: Biltmore, Ashville, North Carolina. Both absolutely should be in the mix.
mount washington! definitely the winner!
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO
The Battery in Charleston, SC
Arlington National Cemetery -- very moving!!
Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- it is the home of "one of the greatest spectacles on earth"!!!
Zion National Park, Utah
the lost sea? they should fire their pr dept. cant include london bridge nor stonehedge replica in usa places. grand coulee dam is biggest dam. ellis island is a must site. ground zero should be on everyone's list. add daytona speedway,capitol bldg, yankee stadium,michigan football stadium,grant's tomb.
Williamsburg, Virginia historic restoration and re-enactment; Royal Gorge near Canon City, Colorado, world's highest suspension bridge.
Multnomah Falls, Oregon Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima statue), Washington DC (actually Arlington, VA)
indianapolis motor speedway home of the indy 500 and brickyard 400.
Ruby Falls in Chattanooga TN. Deepest commercial cave in the US, and the first tourist attraction in the United States to achieve prestigious Green Globe International Certification for its sustainable practices.
Indianapolis 500 anyone?
Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine.
I think you should include the front porch of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI. It's an historic place to be, and it feels as if you've stepped back in time. Not to mention the view of the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac is amazing!
Biltmore, Ashville, North Carolina
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