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Old 08-01-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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The Soldiers and Sailer's Monument is without question THE landmark in Indianapolis. Our flipping city flag is even modeled after it. No one cares about the state house, every state has a state house.
Well I personally did not know what it was without googling it, and I live in a neighboring state! Obviously impressive, but I didn't know it.

IMO, it would be something on Notre Dame campus (i.e. Touchdown Jesus, Golden Dome, etc).. I bet more people would recognize that as Indiana.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Jersey lives in the shadows, I'd say the shore is a good landmark.
I was referring to the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Well I personally did not know what it was without googling it, and I live in a neighboring state! Obviously impressive, but I didn't know it.

IMO, it would be something on Notre Dame campus (i.e. Touchdown Jesus, Golden Dome, etc).. I bet more people would recognize that as Indiana.
I don't think it really matters. Let's be honest, very few people outside of Indiana know a lot about Indiana.

Upon further review though, I am thinking Indianapolis Motor Speedway would probably be the winner. Our state quarter had an IndyCar on it, and the Indy 500 is a world-known event. Ask people worldwide, the Indy 500 is just about the only thing anyone knows about Indiana.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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For CT, I would say Foxwoods instead of Mohegan Sun. It looks like the emerald palace in the Wizard of Oz and can be seen from miles away as you're driving toward it, in certain areas.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You're on the right track for Nevada, but it should be Reno's "Biggest Little City" sign.

Mount Hood would be better for Oregon, it can be seen from 100 miles away, standing all by itself.

For Illinois, I'd choose either the Black Hawk statue on the Rock River, or Wrigley Field.

For Ohio, maybe the roller coasters at Cedar Point. R&R Hall of Fame is a poor choice, it's of very recent creation, not in a recognizable building, and an idea that doesn't historically belong in Ohio in the first place. BlueGrass music is more emblematic of Ohio, all the bluegrass record companies and recording studios were in Cincinnati.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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I hate the fact that Bourbon is the most memorable landmark.
The St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square are pretty recognizable as well though...

I mean Bourbon Street is recognizable if you show a shot of the street with a Mardi Gras crowd, but the architecture itself is similar to the rest of the French Quarter--though just with a bunch of Larry Flynt's Hustler Clubs and those cheesy daiquiri bars.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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I'm appreciative of all your comments...keep 'em coming. This is a good learning experience.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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Forget Chimney Rock. Nebraska has the Penis on the Prairie!
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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For Illinois I think pretty soon cloud gate aka the bean will be it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:50 AM
 
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I'm glad that something natural like Snake River Canyon was mentioned for Idaho. I was afraid potatoes or Boise States bright blue football field would be there.
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