Among the natural attractions of the United States, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in the Midwest of the country, numerous national parks stand out. One of the most famous is Yellowstone with a valley of geysers and a large number of rare animals.
The Cordillera hosts numerous national parks and protected areas open to tourists. Acquaintance with them makes it possible to imagine all the diversity of the nature of the Mountain West of the United States. Sequoia National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, White Sands, Petrified Forest National Park (Stone Forest), Badlands National Park (“bad lands”), National parks”
According to CANCERMATTERS, there are also beaches and places of entertainment in Florida and California, the Great Lakes, Niagara Falls. The largest lakes in the country are the Great Lakes (total area – 245.2 thousand square meters), which are the world’s largest accumulation of fresh water: Upper, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario. More than half of the area of the Great Lakes belongs to the United States, the rest belongs to Canada.
The largest river in the United States, whose basin occupies 40% of the entire territory of the country, is the Mississippi (length 3950 km.) With tributaries.
The Statue of Liberty – the symbol of America – is located on Ellis Island, where there was once an immigration checkpoint through which more than 12 million immigrants entered the United States at the beginning of the century. The statue can be reached by ferry from the southern part of Manhattan.
Manhattan is an island once bought from the Indians of the Manna-Hatta tribe for $24, and now so densely built up with skyscrapers that you can only see the sky with your head up. Along the entire island is the famous Broadway, the center of banks, shops, theaters.
Broadway shows – the world famous “Cats”, “Les Miserables”, “Miss Saigon”, “Phantom of the Opera”, “Titanic” can only be seen in New York, in theaters located in the “theater” area of Broadway (between the Fortieth and Fiftieth Streets).
Downtown is the business part of New York. Here are Wall Street – the embodiment of America’s financial power, the World Trade Center (twin skyscrapers), the largest banks and the famous New York Stock Exchange. Chinatown – Chinatown with many shops, shops and restaurants. A place for cheap shopping, and the goods are by no means only Chinese. Greenwich Village and Soho – quarters of art galleries, cozy cafes, jazz clubs, shops with jewelry, books, CDs, souvenirs, etc. There is a vibrant nightlife, many jazz clubs only open at 10-11 pm, and the climax of the local action – at 2-3 o’clock in the morning.
Lincoln Center is the largest cultural center in New York, which includes the Metropolitan Opera, the Avery Fisher Hall, as well as several theaters and concert halls.
Rockefeller Center is a complex located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and the RCA (Radio Corporation of America) skyscraper, where there are many television and radio studios, offices and shops. In winter, huge Christmas trees are set up here, illuminated by many light bulbs, and the most popular skating rink in New York is open. The Empire State Building is the 102-story and most popular skyscraper in Manhattan with two observation decks. The underground floor houses the Guinness World Records Museum.
The Metropolitan Museum is the largest art gallery in the United States with a rich collection of European and American paintings, as well as a huge exposition of cultural monuments of the Ancient East, the ancient world and the United States. Fifth Avenue is the most fashionable street in New York, here are the most luxurious shops, famous restaurants and hotels, and many other attractions.
The Capitol is a symbol of American statehood, one of the most visited buildings in the United States. Any tour of the city always includes a visit to the guest galleries of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The White House is the residence of the President of the United States with the famous lawn in front of it, on which tourists usually take pictures. US presidential memorials are located on the National Mall, a spacious boulevard stretching from the Capitol. Here are the 169-meter Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. The National Gallery of Art is an art gallery whose collection stands out even among the high-class collections of other American museums.
The Museum of Cosmonautics is a wonderful collection of aircraft, spacecraft and documents on the history of aeronautics and astronautics. Arlington Cemetery is the modest but famous resting place of over 175,000 Americans, including John and Robert Kennedy. Georgetown is a suburb of Washington, where prominent political and public figures lived and live in their mansions: John F. Kennedy. Henry Kissinger, J.F. Dulles, Madeleine Albright and others.
The Sears Tower is the world’s tallest skyscraper (110 floors, height 443 m), the observation deck of which offers the best view of the city. The John Hancock Observatory is an observation deck on the 94th floor of a skyscraper on Michigan Avenue, equipped with “talking” telescopes, with which you can take a virtual tour of 80 of the city’s attractions. McCormick Center Exhibition Center: Many industrial exhibitions take place here. Oak Park is a suburb of Chicago. Frank Lloyd Wright lived here – one of the geniuses of architecture of the 20th century and there are 25 buildings of his work.