Five Yosemite National Park properties have received the highest distinction possible within the National Register framework. Read descriptions of these National Historic Landmarks as published in Architecture in the Parks: A National Historic Landmark Theme Study, written by Laura Soullière Harrison in 1986.
Central Park is the great, green heart of New York City. The 843-acre green space (two and a half miles in length and a half mile in width) includes meadows, forests, lakes, monuments and spectacular architecture. In fact, the area is so vast and the delights so plentiful, it can be difficult to select the park’s highlights.
World Landmarks Interactive Scavenger Hunt The Golden Gate Bridge is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area – one of the largest urban parks in the world. 16 million people visit the Golden Gate Recreation area per year – one of America’s most visited parks.
Three of the most memorable towers are 10, 20, and 23. 10 features the famous clock, while 20 is the tallest of the group. 23 is the unforgettable gold roof that you probably have appreciated in some of your favorite Walt Disney World pictures.
Glacier National Park's historic buildings and structures are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, some individually and others grouped in historic districts. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's places that are worthy of preservation.
Sequoia National Park contains a significant portion of the Sierra Nevada. Included in the Park's mountainous landscape is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States, Mt. Whitney, which rises to 14,505 feet (4,421 m) above sea level. The Great Western Divide parallels the Sierran crest.
Start right here with the Hollywood Sign, LA's number one landmark. It is located on Mt. Lee in Griffith Park, but it can be seen for miles around. The Hollywood Sign is the most recognized symbol of LA. Read more about the History and Best Places to View the Hollywood Sign.
The state of Hawai ʻ i is home to 33 of these landmarks, many of which relate the state's role in World War II and the archaeological remains of ancient Hawaiians, among other stories. The table below lists all 33 of these sites, along with added detail and description.
Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves.
The RNSP are managed jointly by the National Park Service, a federal agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The two agencies work cooperatively to protect the redwoods, the pristine Pacific Ocean coastline, the cultural resources, and the unique natural habitat.
Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona, United States. Most of Lake Powell, along with Rainbow Bridge National Monument, is located in Utah. It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year.
Alcatraz Island (/ˈælkəˌtræz/) is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1934 until 1963.
Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume (when it is full). The dam is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 30 mi (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m 2) between 48th and 51st Streets, facing Fifth Avenue, in New York City. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan.
The Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee overflow during the wet season creating the Everglades, a shallow, slow-moving flood at one time 40 miles (60 km) wide and over 100 miles (160 km) long moving southward across a nearly flat limestone shelf to Florida Bay at the southern end of the state.
The National Historic Landmarks in Michigan represent Michigan's history from pre-colonial days through World War II, and encompasses several landmarks detailing the state's automotive, maritime and mining industries. There are 42 National Historic Landmarks (NHL) in the state, located in 17 of its 83 counties.
Broadway intersects with Columbus Avenue (known as Ninth Avenue south of West 59th Street) at West 65th and 66th Streets where the Juilliard School and Lincoln Center, both well-known performing arts landmarks, as well as the Manhattan New York Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are located.