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Tourism in the US

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Tourism in the US

    TOURISM IN THE UNITED STATES

California

    SanFrancisco: The cities population is 776,773, the fourth-largest city in theCalifornia.

    China Town: San Francisco's Chinatown was the port of entry for early 台山(Taishanese) and (中山)

    Zhongshanese Chinese immigrants from the southern Guangdong province of China from the 1850s to the

    1900s. The Chinatown in particular was a stronghold for the Taishanese community. The majority of shopkeepers and restaurant owners in San Francisco were predominantly Taishanese.

    1937, it is widely considered one of the most beautiful examples of Golden Gate Bridge, completed in

    bridge engineering, both as an structural design challenge and for its beatiful look. (San Francisco) Alcatraz: Alcatraz Island is located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California. It was used as a

    military fort from 1850 to 1933, and later as a maximum security prison. Today, the island is a historic

    March 21, 1963. The prison closed because it was far more site. The prison was closed for good on

    expensive to operate than other prisons of the time.

    Yosemite National Park The park covers an area of approximately 1,189 mile? (3,079 km?) and stretches

    across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Over 3 million people visit Yosemite each year. The park is about 3.5 hours east of San Francisco, California by car. Yosemite National Park has a

    spectacular mountain-and-valley, which was set aside as a national park in 1890. Highlights of the park include Yosemite Valley, and its high cliffs and waterfalls.

    Redwood Forest: Redwood Forest and National Park is home to some of the world's tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods. The redwoods are the tallest trees in the world. They can live to be several thousand years old. and grow to over 300 feet/ or 90 meters tall

    Yellowstone is regarded as the most famous of all the national parks because of its vast amount of wild-life such as, bears, deer, and especially buffalos. Its also has a very beautiful landscape of mountains, valleys and lakes. But, its most famous attraction is known as ―Old Faithful‖.

Old Faithful: located in Yellowstone National Park, is perhaps the world's most famous geyser. The

    geyser was named in 1870. An eruption can shoot ~32,000 L of boiling water to a height of 56.1 m. Old

    Faithful will erupt about every 65 minutes, with the eruption lasting about than 2.5 minutes Nevada

    Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and a major tourist destination. The city has a population of

    514,640, making it the largest city in the state of Nevada.. With gambling legalized in 1931, Las Vegas

    started its rise to world fame in 1941, when developers began building large hotels incorporating gambling

    casinos.

Arizona

    Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon is a colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River, in

    northern Arizona. The canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The canyon, created by

    the Colorado River cutting a channel over millions of years, is about 277 mile (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6 to 29 kilometers) and attains a depth of more than a mile (1,600 m).

Montana

    Glacier National Park is a national park in Montana. It was established on May 11, 1910 by an act of the

    United States Congress. It contains almost 1,584 mi? (4000 km?) of forest, mountains and lakes.

    Illinois

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, with an official population of 2,896,016. Chicago,

    also known as ―the windy city‖, is known for its Jazz and Blues music, as well as its beautiful buildings and skyscrapers.

    It is also known for it’s special kind of pizza simply called ―Chicago style pizza‖. Unlike other pizza that is round and thin, Chicago style pizza is square and thick.

Sears Tower: When completed, the Sears Tower had overtaken the twin towers of the World Trade

    Center in New York as the world's tallest building. It is 110 stories high, which is 1,729 feet (527 m). (In Chicago)

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    New Orleans and Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras is particularly well-known. It is celebrated in the month of

    Febuary and lasts for over a week. The celebrations draw many tourists to the city in addition to the

    celebrating locals for the parties and parades. Mardi Gras is known for the acquiruing and wearing of

    colorful bead necklaces of many different sizes. During the parades, these necklaces are thrown out to all the people.

Florida

    Walt Disney World: When it first opened in the 1966, it was only one park The Magic Kingdom. Today,

    there are four parks, and each park seems like a small city.

    There is the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios, and The Wild Animal Kingdom

    Disney’s Magic Kingdom is full of rides related to Disney characters and cartoons. It especially caters to children, although many adults like it as well.

    EPCOT is an acronym for ―Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow‖, a utopian city of the future planned by Walt Disney. Walt Disney said. "EPCOT will always be a showcase to the world of the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed, but will always be introducing and testing and demonstrating new materials and systems.

    Epcot is also famous for its section of the park called, ―The World Showcase‖. This section of the park is divided into many smaller sections that represents many different countries. The people who work here are not Americans and are actual natives from their country, although they do all speak English . In each country there are examples of its architecture, live entertainment, and food. You can also enjoy shopping in each country that is represented.

    Disney - MGM Studios: MGM is a movie company, and this park is dedicated to rides that have to do with movies made by MGM, as well as showing people how movies are made

    Disney’s Wild Animal Kingdom is a park for people to be able to see live animals in there natural environment, with all the animals roaming freely. It has animals from Africa, Asia, and Australia including lions, tigers, elephants, alligators, etc

Key West is the most southern part of all the United States and is only 96.5 kilometers from Cuba. it is

    known for its spectacular sunsets and beautiful scenery of the ocean. Thousands of people show up every night on what is called the ―Key West Boardwalk‖ to see the sunset. (Florida)

New York

    New York City: It has a population of around 22 million and is located on several peninsulas and islands on

    the Eastern Seaboard along the Atlantic Ocean. Five sectionsBrooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens,

    and Staten Islandcomprise the city, which is also known as the "Big Apple"

    Statue of Liberty: The copper statue of the goddess of Liberty was a present by France, as a gift to the

    U.S. and a sign of friendship between the two nations. The goddess of liberty holds a torch in her right hand and a tablet in her left. The tablet shows the date of the Declaration of Independence. One of her

    feet stands on chains. The seven spikes in her crown represent the seven seas or seven continentsThe Statue of Liberty is often used as a symbol that personifies the entire nation of the United States, and is used to represent liberty in general. The height from ground to the tip of the torch is 305 feet (93 meters); this includes the foundation and the pedestal. The height of the statue itself, from the top of the base to the torch, is 151 feet (46 meters).

    Brooklyn Bridge: It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, and is 6016 feet (1834

    meters) long. It was opened for use on May 24, 1883, after 14 years of construction. The bridge cost $18

    million to build and approximately 27 people died during its construction. (New York)

The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the city before the construction of the World

    Trade Center, and was the tallest building in the world for many years. It is currently the 2nd tallest building in the United StatesThe building rises to 1,250 feet or 381 m at the 102nd floor. (New York)

    Niagara Falls: While not exceptionally high, Niagara Falls is very wide, and is by far the most voluminous waterfall in North America. Since its first sighting by European settlers, Niagara Falls has become

    hydroelectric power and as a challenging widely known not just for its beauty, but also as a source of

    project for environmental preservation

Massachusetts

    Boston is the capital and largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 589,500. It is also one of the

    oldest and wealthiest cities in the United States, with an economy based on education, health care, finance, and high technology. It is also famous for its history, particually the revolutionary war. It is knicknamed "Beantown As of the 2000 census, Begun in 1897, it has become one of the oldest and most popular professional marathon races in the worldthe Boston Marathon. The legnth of the race is 26

    miles or 41.84 Kilometers. The Marathon attracts an average of about 20,000 registered participants each year. In the 100th running of the Boston Marathon in 1996, the number of participants reached

    38,000

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