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Alabama is a U.S. state in the southeast that is home to important Civil Rights Movement landmarks. In the 1960s, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, which is now a museum, was a protest center.
In Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, you can visit Martin Luther King, Jr.’s church and the Rosa Parks Museum, which are dedicated to the civil rights activist. Total population Approx. 5.1M (2021).
Arizona is a southwestern US state. The Grand Canyon, a mile-deep gorge created by the Colorado River, is it’s most famous landmark. Flagstaff is a ponderosa pine covered mountain hamlet that serves as the Grand Canyon entrance.
The Saguaro National Park protects the Sonoran Desert’s cactus-filled landscape. Arizona’s 2nd largest city of Tucson is also home to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the University of Arizona. Population Approx. 7.2M (2021).
Arkansas is a southern state of the United States that borders the Mississippi River. Mountains, caves, rivers, and hot springs are plentiful. Hiking paths and limestone caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns, can be found in the mountainous Ozarks region to the northwest.
Little Rock, the state capital, is home to the Clinton Presidency Center, which houses Bill Clinton’s presidential papers. Population Approx. 3M (2021).
California is a western U.S. state that runs almost 900 miles from the Mexican border to the Pacific Ocean. Cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farms, and the Mojave Desert are all part of the landscape.
The Hollywood entertainment business is headquartered in Los Angeles.
San Francisco is recognized for its cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. Silicon Valley is not far from the city. Population Approx. 39.6 M (2021).
Colorado is a western United States state with a diversified terrain of arid desert, river canyons, and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partially protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Mesa Verde National Park, on the other hand, is home to Ancestral Puebloan cliff houses.
Denver, Colorado’s capitol and largest city, is perched a mile above sea level and has a thriving downtown region. Total population Approx. 5.7M (2021).
Connecticut is a Southern New England state in the United States. The State features a combination of coastal cities and rural areas sprinkled with small villages.
The town of Mystic is known for its Seaport museum, which houses centuries-old ships, and the Mystic Aquarium’s beluga whale exhibits.
Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic US state, is situated on a peninsula surrounding the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River, and Delaware Bay. It is surrounded by long dune-backed beaches. State Population Approx. 995k (2021).
Wilmington is well-known for The Riverfront, a waterside zone of parks, boutiques, and restaurants.
Florida is the southernmost state in the United States. It has the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. There are hundreds of kilometres of beautiful beaches and a multitude of wildlife. State population is Approx. 21.6M.
Miami is noted for its Latin-American cultural influences, as well as its notable arts scene and nightlife, particularly in upmarket South Beach.
Georgia is a southeastern United States state with a diverse landscape that includes coastal beaches, agriculture, and mountains. The Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, both in Atlanta, are dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times.
Savannah is known for its lush public squares and buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Masters golf tournament is held in Augusta.
Hawaii is a state in the Western United States that is located in the Pacific Ocean roughly 2,000 miles from the United States mainland. It is the only state that is not located in North America, is an archipelago, and is located in the tropics. Population Approx. 1.6M.
Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and is noted for it’s warm welcome to visitors. It is also the main center for dining, nightlife and shopping.
Idaho is a mountainous state in the northwest United States with large tracts of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation zones. Estimated state population is 1.85M (2021).
Boise, Idaho’s capital, is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is divided by the Boise River, which is known for rafting and fishing. Julia Davis Park, on the city’s riverside, is a downtown green space with a rose garden, museums, and a zoo.
Illinois is a mid western state that is bordered on the east by Indiana and on the west by the Mississippi River. The state is known as “the Prairie State” because of its farms, woods, rolling hills, and marshes.
Chicago, one of the largest cities in the United States, is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the northeast. It’s known for its skyscrapers, including the elegant Willis Tower (1,451 feet) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.
Indiana is a state in the United States that is located in the Midwest. It is the 38th largest in terms of land area and the 17th most populous among the 50 United States. The states population is approx. 6.8M (2021).
Indianapolis is the state’s capital and largest city. On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state of the United States.
Iowa, a Midwestern U.S. state, sits between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. It’s known for its landscape of rolling plains and cornfields.
The city of Cedar Rapids’ Museum of Art has paintings by native Iowan Grant Wood.
Kentucky is a southeastern state bordered on the north by the Ohio River and on the east by the Appalachian Mountains, with Frankfort as its capital. The estimated population is 4.51M (2021).
The Kentucky Derby, a renowned horse race hosted at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May, is held in Louisville, the state’s largest city. The event is preceded by a two-week festival, which is held year-round at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Louisiana is a Gulf of Mexico state in the United States’ southeast. Its Creole and Cajun cultures reflect its past as a melting pot of French, African, American, and French-Canadian civilizations.
New Orleans, the largest city, is famed for its colonial-era French Quarter, noisy Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral, and WWII exhibits in the massive National WWII Museum.
Moose can be found in Baxter State Park, which is home to Mt. Katahdin, the Appalachian Trail’s endpoint. Lighthouses, including as West Quoddy Head’s candy-striped beacon, as well as lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard, dot the coast.
Maine’s capital city is Augusta. Old Fort Western is an 18th-century wooden fort with a rebuilt general shop located along the Kennebec River. The Maine State Museum has exhibits that trace local and natural history.
Next to the riverside Capitol Park are Blaine House, the state governor’s mansion, and the domed 19th-century Maine State House. Viles Arboretum’s trails wind through woods and gardens toward the southeast.
Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that’s defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Its largest city, Baltimore, has a long history as a major seaport.
Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center. The states population is approx. 6.2M. (2021).
Michigan is a state in the upper Midwest of the United States, located in the Great Lakes region. The name derives from a gallicized variant of the original Ojibwe word ᒥᓯᑲᒥ, meaning ‘large water’ or ‘large lake’.
Lansing is the capital city of Michigan. There are several attractions including the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum which has a large collection of classic and modern Oldsmobile cars. The 102 acre Potter Park Zoo has rare penguins, black rhinos, and a golden lion on display.
Minnesota is a U.S. state in the Midwest that borders Canada and Lake Superior, the Great Lakes’ largest lake. Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River’s principal source, is one of more than 10,000 lakes in the state.
Mississippi is a southern United States state bordered on the west by the Mississippi River, on the east by Alabama, and on the south by the Gulf of Mexico. Total estimated state population 2.98M (2021).
The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale honors the Mississippi Delta region as the origin of blues music. The Vicksburg National Military Park, which preserves the location of a pivotal Civil War fight, is also in the area.
Missouri is a state in the United States’ Midwestern area. It is bordered by 8 states. Amazingly humans have inhabited what is now Missouri for at least 12,000 years. The current population is about 6.16M (2021).
Montana is a western state with a diversified landscape that ranges from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Montana was founded on November 8th 1889 and today has a population of approx. 1.09 million residents.
Glacier National Park, a large wilderness preserve that crosses into Canada, is one of its wide-open spaces. Along the park’s 50-mile-long Going-to-the-Sun Road, visitors may see the park’s many snow-capped peaks, lakes, and alpine hiking routes.
Helena is the state capital of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Helena was founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush, and established on October 30, 1864
Nebraska is a U.S. state in the Midwest that encompasses the Great Plains, the Sandhills’ towering dunes, and the Panhandle’s stunning limestone formations. The states population is approx. 1.97M (2021).
The tall state building stands out in Nebraska’s capital town of Lincoln. Built in 1930, the Sunken Gardens features themed gardens, sculptures and lily ponds. Lincoln Children’s Zoo encourages up-close animal encounters. Lincoln is also the home of the Sheldon Museum of Art.
New Hampshire is a New England state known for its charming cities and vast stretches of wilderness. White Mountain National Forest, located in the north, is noted for its winter sports areas and Mt. Washington, the region’s tallest mountain, which has a cog railway to its summit. Moose, black bears, and a section of the Appalachian Trail can also be found in the White Mountains.
New Mexico is a state in the United States’ Southwest region. It is one of the southern Rocky Mountain Mountain States. The population is approx. 2.1M (2021).
The Sangre de Cristo foothills surround Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital. It’s known for its Pueblo-style architecture and as a hotspot for the creative arts. It was founded as a Spanish colony in 1610 and boasts the historic Plaza at its centre.
The five boroughs of New York City are located where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan, a heavily populated borough at the heart of the city, is one of the world’s most important commercial, financial, and cultural capitals.
The Empire State Building and Central Park are two of the city’s most famous landmarks. In the neon-lit Times Square, Broadway plays are performed. New York is also the home of US news & world news leading newspaper, the New York Times.
Albany is the state capital of New York. Reflecting ponds, an art-filled underground shopping concourse, and The Egg, a spectacular performing arts venue can all be found in downtown’s Empire State Plaza. The New York State Capitol, built in the 1800s, and the New York State Museum, which focuses on natural and cultural history, are located on either side of the plaza.
North Carolina is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States. The population is approx. 10.7M (2021).
Raleigh is North Carolina’s capital city. North Carolina State University is one of the state’s most well-known institutions. The Research Triangle is named after the cluster of technical and scholarly institutions that surround Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham. The North Carolina State Capitol is a Greek Revival–style edifice with a rotunda that houses a statue of George Washington costumed as a Roman general.
North Dakota is a state in the United States that is dominated by the Great Plains. The Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, exhibits Native American and modern art. The Scandinavian Heritage Association in Minot pays tribute to the area’s immigrant past.
Near the Montana border, the Great Plains give place to the harsh Badlands, where Theodore Roosevelt National Park spans the Little Missouri River.
Ohio is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. The current population is approx. 11.75M (2021).
The state capital of Ohio is Columbus. The Scioto Mile in Columbus is a series of parks on both banks of the Scioto River with a large interactive fountain and walking trails. The COSI scientific facility on the west bank has hands-on displays and a planetarium.
The Columbus Museum of Art, located downtown, houses American and European paintings as well as a sculpture park. Brick buildings erected by 1800s residents have been repaired in the German Village region.
Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States. The state’s name is derived from the Choctaw words okla, “people” and humma, which translates as “red”. Oklahoma is also known informally by its nickname, “The Sooner State”.
Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It’s known for its cowboy culture and capitol building, which is bordered by oil wells in operation. The Oklahoma City National Memorial‘s reflecting pool, empty glass, and bronze chairs honor the victims of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building explosion in 1995.
Oregon is a Western United States state located in the Pacific Northwest. Much of Oregon’s northern border with Washington is marked by the Columbia River, while much of its eastern border with Idaho is marked by the Snake River. Population approx. 4.27M (2021).
Oregon’s capital city is Salem. The domed Oregon State Capitol, set in a park with gardens, houses a collection of paintings by Oregon artists. Works of Pacific Northwest and Native American painters can be seen at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. A Victorian wool mill, as well as 19th-century residences with period furnishings, are part of the Willamette Heritage Center.
Pennsylvania is a landlocked state in the United States’ Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Appalachian regions, officially known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Susquehanna River runs through Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The National Civil War Museum uses interactive exhibits and re-enactments to show both sides of the fight. The State Museum of Pennsylvania, located next to the majestic Capitol building, honors the state’s natural, cultural, and industrial legacy.
The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed), and other American Revolutionary War sites are all located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city. The Philadelphia Museum of Art‘s steps, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphal run in the film “Rocky,” are also iconic.
Rhode Island, a New England state, is noted for its sandy beaches and seaside Colonial villages. It is home to a number of major communities, including Newport, which is known for its sailing and Gilded Age homes like The Breakers.
South Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeast noted for its subtropical beaches and marshy sea islands. The historic city of coastal Charleston is marked by pastel-colored buildings, Old South plantations, and Fort Sumter, the site of the Civil War’s opening gunshot.
The Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of oceanfront noted for golf courses and the holiday destination of Myrtle Beach, is to the north.
The state capital of South Carolina is Columbia. The South Carolina State House, a Greek Revival structure surrounded in gardens filled with monuments, is located here. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is a large park comprising zoos and floral gardens. The Columbia Museum of Art houses a wide collection spanning ages.
Mt. Rushmore, the renowned representation of four revered US presidents, and Crazy Horse Memorial, a memorial to the storied Native American tribal chief, are both carved right into towering granite peaks in the Black Hills.
The state capital, Nashville, is the heart of the country-music scene.
Texas is a state in the South Central region of the United States. State population is approx. 29.2M (2021).
Austin is the state capital of Texas and is located on the outskirts of the Hill Country. Austin is noted for its eclectic live-music culture based on country, blues, and rock, and is home to the University of Texas flagship campus. Hiking, biking, swimming, and boating are all popular activities in the area’s many parks and lakes.
Vermont is a state in the northeastern United States that is recognized for its predominantly forested natural scenery. It’s part of the New England region and is noted for having over 100 19th-century covered wooden bridges as well as being a significant maple syrup producer. Hiking routes and ski slopes traverse thousands of acres of hilly landscape.
Montpelier is the state capital. The gold-domed Greek Revival Vermont State House, built in 1859, houses decorative and fine art collections. The nearby Vermont History Museum has a multimedia display and mural depicting the state’s history. Wooded Hubbard Park, located nearby, features meadows, a birch grove, and a stone observation tower.
Virginia, a southeastern US state with a lengthy Atlantic coastline, runs from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains. It is one of the 13 original colonies, containing historic sites such as Thomas Jefferson’s famed Charlottesville plantation, Monticello. The Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg are both living-history museums that recreate life during the Colonial and Revolutionary periods.
Richmond, Virginia’s capitol, is one of the country’s oldest metropolitan cities. In 1775, Patrick Henry, a founding father of the United States, famously exclaimed “Give me liberty or give me death” at St. John’s Church, sparking the Revolutionary War.
The Confederate White House, which served as the residence of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War, is now a museum in Court End, a neighborhood famed for its Federal-style palaces.
Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the Western United States. Population approx. 7.7M (2021).
Olympia, Washington’s capital, is located near the southern extremity of Puget Sound. The magnificent Legislative Building and the 1909 Governor’s Mansion are part of the large Washington State Capitol Campus, which is located alongside Capitol Lake.
Percival Landing Park offers a boardwalk and public art on the city waterfront. The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge‘s estuary ecosystem attracts over 200 bird species.
West Virginia is a state in the eastern United States located in the Appalachian Mountains, which are covered in trees. A notable Civil War–era raid took place near Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah River joins the Potomac River.
The town, which is surrounded by a national historical park, retains its 19th-century appearance, with many of the buildings open to the public as living-history museums.
The capital of West Virginia is Charleston, which is located at the junction of the Elk and Kanawha rivers. The gold-domed State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, and the West Virginia State Museum and Theater are all part of a riverbank complex. There are art and discovery museums, a planetarium, and a concert hall in the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.
Wisconsin is a U.S. state in the Midwest with coasts on two Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior) and a forest and farmland interior. The Milwaukee Public Museum, with its several re-created international villages, and the Harley-Davidson Museum, which displays antique motorbikes, are two of the city’s most well-known attractions.
State capital Milwaukee, is home to a number of breweries, several of which provide brewery tours.
Wyoming is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. Population is approx. 581K (2021).
Wyoming’s capital city is Cheyenne. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is located there, and it features displays about early rodeos as well as relics such as 19th-century passenger wagons. A labyrinth is part of the manicured Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Dinosaur fossils can be found in the Wyoming State Museum‘s collections. Nearby are the 1904 Historic Governors’ Mansion and the 19th-century Wyoming State Capitol Building.