The United States is a country that has been blessed with beautiful natural resources and amazing man-made structures and has been gifted with statues and the like from friends abroad. All of these things together means that within the U.S., you'll get some of the most recognizable landmarks, not only in the country but around the world. From the Alamo to the Mississippi River and the Carlsbad Cavern to Arches National Park, these are some of the most visited sites in the United States. And we'd like to find out if you know in which state these fantastic sites are located.
So we'll show you a picture of the landmark and include a tiny clue with each question. Then you will have to try to figure out which state each landmark is in and hope that your answer is correct. And you don't have to be American to get them correct, either, because most of them are places that travel lovers, architecture fans and people in general know.
If you think you know enough about the United States to not only know what their most famous landmarks are but also where they're located, it's time to get started on this quiz.
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In what major American city's harbor would you find the Statue of Liberty?
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture gifted to the U.S. by France in the late 19th century. Located at Liberty Island, the copper statue was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel, whose name you might recognize from another famous structure.
Mount Rushmore, an ode to some beloved presidents, is found in which state?
Mount Rushmore, designed by Gutzon Borglum, is an enormous granite sculpture which features the 60-foot-tall heads of four American Presidents -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
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Where do you think the 4,200 foot-long Golden Gate Bridge is?
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans across the one-mile-wide Golden Gate Strait. Construction of the bridge spanned from January 5, 1933, to April 19, 1937, and it officially opened on May 27, 1937.
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Where is the Liberty Bell, a symbol of independence, located?
The Liberty Bell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an iconic symbol of American independence. Inscribed onto the bell is a Biblical reference from the book of Leviticus which reads, "Proclaim Liberty Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof."
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Can you tell us where one can find the Hoover Dam, a structure constructed during the Great Depression?
The Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam that was dedicated on September 30th, 1935. Over 100 construction workers died on the job during the course of its construction.
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Where is the Grand Canyon?
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River's rushing waters during the past 70 million years. The Pueblo Native American tribe has lived in this region for thousands of years.
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In which state would you find The Alamo museum?
The Alamo, situated in San Antonio, Texas, is part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site. It is currently a museum and was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
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The Space Needle is a unique aspect of what state's largest city's skyline?
The Space Needle is an icon of Seattle, Washington. Designed by John Graham & Company, the tower was constructed in 1961 for the Seattle World's Fair.
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Where would you find Old Faithful, America's most famous geyser?
Old Faithful is a geyser situated in Yellowstone National Park in the state of Wyoming. This geyser spouts between thousands of gallons of boiling water at a regular interval of about an hour, and it can reach nearly 200 feet!
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In which state would you find Denali, the United States tallest peak?
Mt. Denali, formerly known at Mt. McKinley, is the highest mountain peak in North America. It is located in the Alaska Range and has an elevation of 20,310 feet.
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In which state is Pearl Harbor, the site of the attack on the U.S. by the Japanese in 1941, located?
Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The harbor was the site of the 1941 attack on the U.S, which led to American entrance into WWII.
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Where can you find the French Quarter?
The French Quarter, also called Vieux Carré, is the oldest city section in New Orleans, Louisiana. You can find Bourbon St and lots of Mardi Gras activities in this area of the city.
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Where is the Kennedy Space Center, once called the NASA Launch Operations Center?
The Kennedy Space Center is a great place to learn about the history of the Space Race, the future of Space exploration, and even see a launch, if you're lucky. Launches take place more often than you might imagine!
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Gateway Arch is an over 600-foot-tall arch located in which state?
Located in St. Louis, the Gateway Arch is sometimes known as the "Gateway to the West." Not only is it the tallest man-made monument in the United States, it's also the tallest arch in the world.
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Which state does Crater Lake call its home?
Crater Lake is the primary feature of the Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. The lake is famous for its deep blue color and beautiful clear water.
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The Portland Head Light was built over 200 years ago, but where?
The rocky shores of Maine are home to many lighthouses, but few are more majestic than the Portland Head Light. Curiously, it's located in Cape Elizabeth, not Portland.
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The Willis Tower was once the tallest building in the country. Where would you need to go to see it?
The Willis Tower is a 110-story skyscraper, formerly known as the Sears Tower from 1973 to 2009. At its completion, it surpassed the World Trade Center as the tallest building, a title that was held for nearly 25 years until the completion of the Petronas Towers in 1998.
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Fort McHenry can be found in what state?
Fort McHenry is a pentagonal fort that had a major role in the War of 1812. In fact, it's where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star-Spangled Banner.
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Where is the Mystic Seaport, the largest maritime museum in the country, located?
Mystic Seaport, located in Mystic, Connecticut, features a collection of sailboats including the Charles W. Morgan, as well as meticulously restored historic buildings. And just down the street is Mystic Pizza!
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Can you tell us where the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500, is found?
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a racing circuit and the former home of the United States Grand Prix. You can listen to many years of broadcasts from the speedway or catch a race yourself if you're driving through the "Crossroads of America."
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The Atlantic City Boardwalk is the most popular boardwalk in which state?
The Atlantic City Boardwalk is also the basis for the board game Monopoly. It was opened in the late 19th century, which must have been a wonderful novelty for Victorian beachgoers.
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The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion, is a historic landmark. But where is it?
The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion that has been a National Historic Landmark since 1994. Located in Newport, the mansion is open for visitation on a year-round basis and is currently owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County.
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Glacier National Park has more than 130 lakes and is the home of over 1000 different species. Where can you find it?
Glacier National Park is an American national park situated in Northwestern Montana, bordering Canada and the United States. The park consists of over 130 lakes and a vast ecosystem with more than 1,000 species of plants and hundreds of animals. Unfortunately, the glaciers the park is known for are melting away, and soon there will be no glaciers at all inside the park.
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Where do you think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, established by Atlantic Records, is?
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum established by Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun in 1983. Some recent inductees include Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, and Janet Jackson.
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Which state can Mesa Verde National Park be found in?
Mesa Verde National Park is home to thousands of archaeological sites of the Pueblo Nation, who made their home in the area for hundreds of years. Aside from hiking and taking in the views, you can also visit research and archaeological museums.
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In which state would you find Arches National Park, a place composed of natural sandstone arches?
Arches National Park is eastern Utah, composed of over 2,000 sandstone arches. One of its best-known formations is the Delicate Arch, a 60-foot-tall freestanding natural arch.
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Where would you find the Henry Ford Museum, a place for legendary American automobiles, among other things?
The Henry Ford Museum is a large indoor-and-outdoor museum located in Detroit. Collections include the Rosa Parks bus, Thomas Edison's laboratory and the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy.
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Chimney Rock is a geological formation that rises over 4,000 feet above sea level. Where is it?
An important landmark for westward travelers on the Oregon Trail, Chimney rock was among the most frequently mentioned place pioneers discussed in their journals. It must have been quite a surprise rising up from the otherwise deserted plains.
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The Painted Canyon is filled with colorful rocks, but where is it found?
The Painted Canyon is a valley situated in Billings County, North Dakota. The region acquired its name due to its bands of colorful rocks. The canyon also has a nature trail, which offers the chance to view wildlife.
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Can you tell us where Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, is?
Fenway Park is the oldest baseball stadium in Major League Baseball, and is home to the "Green Monster" in left field. The Green Monster is the highest wall in an MLB stadium, but it wasn't painted green until 1947.
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Where can you find Route 66, probably the most well-known road in the country?
Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, was a historic route that ran west to northeast across the state of Oklahoma. The path is now taken by the State Highway 66 and the Interstate 40.
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Two important battles took place at Fort Sumter. But which state is it located in?
Fort Sumter, located in Charleston, South Carolina, is a sea fort where two American Civil War battles occurred. It is operated by the National Park Service and is open for public tours as part of the Fort Sumter National Monument.
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Can you tell us where the Carlsbad Caverns, a cave system which features a limestone chamber, are?
The Carlsbad Caverns is the primary attraction of the Carlsbad Cavern National Park. It features a large limestone chamber, called The Big Room which is the fifth-largest chamber in North America.
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In which state can you find Monticello, a plantation that was once owned by Thomas Jefferson?
Monticello was the main plantation of Thomas Jefferson and is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jefferson designed the main house himself and began working on it at 26 years old, shortly after inheriting land from his father.
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Where would you find the Mall of America, the fifth-largest mall in the country?
The Mall of America is the fifth largest shopping mall in America and the twelfth largest in the world. There's even an aquarium inside!
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Where is the New River Gorge Bridge, a steel bridge over 3000 feet long, located?
The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge and the fourth-longest bridge in the world, measuring 3,030 feet long. With an arch measuring 1,700 feet long, it is one of the world's highest vehicular bridges and the third highest in the United States.
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Where can you find the Wright Brothers Memorial?
The Wright Brothers National Memorial is a memorial commemorating the world's first successful airplane built by the Wright Brothers. The museum features a field and hangar used by the siblings, a visitor center and a memorial tower with their names inscribed onto it.
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Where would you find Graceland, once owned by Elvis Presley?
Graceland is a mansion on a large estate, once owned by singer Elvis Presley. Currently owned by his daughter Lisa Marie Presley, the mansion has been a National Historic Landmark since 2006 and is the second-most visited house in the United States.
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Mount Washington, called Agiocochook by Native Americans, can be found in which of the following states?
Mount Washington is the highest peak in New England and is referred to by the name Agiocochook by some Native Americans. Measuring 6,288.2 feet above sea level, the mountain is known for its erratic weather, with a record wind speed of 231 mph.
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What eponymous state does the Mississippi River run alongside?
The Mississippi River is the longest river in the United States, running from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. It is also the primary river of the second-largest drainage system in the American continent.
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