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Old 08-01-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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We all know that Washington, DC, is known for its many famous landmarks. The White House. The Washington Monument. The US Capitol Building. The Lincoln Memorial. Which one is the most iconic? Which one is most recognized as a symbol of America? To be sure, it's a difficult choice. (Personally, I'm going with The White House.)

So I decided to challenge myself to come up with a list of the most recognizable landmarks for each of the 50 states. They may be natural or man-made.
My only rule: I didn't want to include landmarks that are shared among multiple states, such as the Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, or the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. I wanted to choose a single place or feature that's the most iconic for each specific state.
For some states, it was a challenge to even find one well-known landmark. For others, I was able to narrow the choices down to just two or three. Of course, there are no right or wrong answers. After reading my list, give me some feedback!

AL- Dexter Ave. Baptist Church (Montgomery)
AK- Sitka National Historic Park
AZ- Bell Rock
AR- Hot Springs National Park
CA- The Golden Gate Bridge (or) "Hollywood" sign
CO- Pikes Peak
CT- Mohegan Sun
DE- Delaware Memorial Bridge
FL- Disney's Magic Kingdom
GA- Stone Mountain
HI- USS Arizona Memorial
ID- Snake River Canyon
IL- Navy Pier (or) Willis Tower (formerly Sears)
IN- Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
IA- Iowa State Capitol
KS- Keep of the Plains (Wichita)
KY- Churchill Downs (or) the Louisville Slugger bat
LA- Bourbon Street (New Orleans)
ME- Portland Head Lighthouse
MD- Chesapeake Bay Bridge
MA- Old North Church (Boston)
MI- Mackinac Bridge
MN- Mall of America
MS- Windsor Ruins
MO- Gateway Arch
MT- Glacier National Park
NE- Chimney Rock
NV- "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign
NH- Old Man on the Mountain
NJ- Atlantic City Boardwalk
NM- Taos Pueblo
NY- Niagara Falls (or) Statue of Liberty (or) Empire State Building
NC- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
ND- Badlands
OH- Terminal Tower (or) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
OK- Oklahoma City National Memorial
OR- Crater Lake
PA- The Liberty Bell Center
RI- Newport Bridge
SC- Fort Sumter
SD- Mount Rushmore
TN- Graceland
TX- The Alamo
UT- Rainbow Bridge
VT- Old Constitution House
VA- Arlington National Cemetery (or) The Pentagon (or) US Marine Corps War Memorial
WA- Space Needle
WV- New River Gorge Bridge
WI- House on the Rock
WY- Devil's Tower (or) Old Faithful
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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WI - Lambeau field
CT - Foxwoods
ND - International peace garden, (badlands are more a south dakota thing)
Manitoba/North Dakota: International Peace Garden | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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We all know that Washington, DC, is known for its many famous landmarks. The White House. The Washington Monument. The US Capitol Building. The Lincoln Memorial. Which one is the most iconic? Which one is most recognized as a symbol of America? To be sure, it's a difficult choice. (Personally, I'm going with The White House.)

So I decided to challenge myself to come up with a list of the most recognizable landmarks for each of the 50 states. They may be natural or man-made.
My only rule: I didn't want to include landmarks that are shared among multiple states, such as the Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, or the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. I wanted to choose a single place or feature that's the most iconic for each specific state.
For some states, it was a challenge to even find one well-known landmark. For others, I was able to narrow the choices down to just two or three. Of course, there are no right or wrong answers. After reading my list, give me some feedback!

AL- Dexter Ave. Baptist Church (Montgomery)
AK- Sitka National Historic Park
AZ- Bell Rock
AR- Hot Springs National Park
CA- The Golden Gate Bridge (or) "Hollywood" sign
CO- Pikes Peak
CT- Mohegan Sun
DE- Delaware Memorial Bridge
FL- Disney's Magic Kingdom
GA- Stone Mountain
HI- USS Arizona Memorial
ID- Snake River Canyon
IL- Navy Pier (or) Willis Tower (formerly Sears)
IN- Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
IA- Iowa State Capitol
KS- Keep of the Plains (Wichita)
KY- Churchill Downs (or) the Louisville Slugger bat
LA- Bourbon Street (New Orleans)
ME- Portland Head Lighthouse
MD- Chesapeake Bay Bridge
MA- Old North Church (Boston)
MI- Mackinac Bridge
MN- Mall of America
MS- Windsor Ruins
MO- Gateway Arch
MT- Glacier National Park
NE- Chimney Rock
NV- "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign
NH- Old Man on the Mountain
NJ- Atlantic City Boardwalk
NM- Taos Pueblo
NY- Niagara Falls (or) Statue of Liberty (or) Empire State Building
NC- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
ND- Badlands
OH- Terminal Tower (or) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
OK- Oklahoma City National Memorial
OR- Crater Lake
PA- The Liberty Bell Center
RI- Newport Bridge
SC- Fort Sumter
SD- Mount Rushmore
TN- Graceland
TX- The Alamo
UT- Rainbow Bridge
VT- Old Constitution House
VA- Arlington National Cemetery (or) The Pentagon (or) US Marine Corps War Memorial
WA- Space Needle
WV- New River Gorge Bridge
WI- House on the Rock
WY- Devil's Tower (or) Old Faithful
First its Soldiers and Sailors monument.
2nd thats debatable. the Indiana state house is up there. another famous Indiana/Indianapolis landmark is the War Memorial plaza. the building is modeled after this: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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24 years in Az and have no Idea what Bell rock is. Grand Canyon is only in Az. Hate to criticize you, as most of your list is pretty good.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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For Kansans the most memorable things would probably be Ad Astra atop the capitol building, or maybe the John Brown Mural within-- it incorporates everything we know: fanaticism & tornadoes. Good list tho.

I would've said Indiana's landmark is the IMS pagoda.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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24 years in Az and have no Idea what Bell rock is. Grand Canyon is only in Az. Hate to criticize you, as most of your list is pretty good.
Bell Rock is in Sedona. Generally though with most people, when you think of Arizona you think of the Grand Canyon.

I agree though when I think of the Arizona the first thing that come to mind are the Red Rocks of Sedona.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I hate the fact that Bourbon is the most memorable landmark.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Better than having the bridge to Jersey as the most memorable landmark.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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First its Soldiers and Sailors monument.
2nd thats debatable. the Indiana state house is up there. another famous Indiana/Indianapolis landmark is the War Memorial plaza. the building is modeled after this: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Better than having the bridge to Jersey as the most memorable landmark.
Jersey lives in the shadows, I'd say the shore is a good landmark.
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