The United States is one of the biggest countries in the world. It is home to some great tourist destinations. Therefore many people visit it every year. When you first hear the name of the United States, then the first thing that comes to your mind is the name of the famous New York City. This is because New York City is perhaps the most famous city of the country and is home to some famous landmarks.
Category: New York Attractions
Ausable Chasm – New York
The United States of America is a place where tourism opportunities are unlimited. People can easily find places that are exciting and have the beautiful views. One such spot in the State of New York is Ausable Chasm, it is a sandstone gorge and is a popular tourist attraction. The gorge is located in the village of Keeseville, the Ausable River runs through the gorge and then ends in Lake Champlain. Ausable Chasm is nearly 2 miles long and is a popular tourist attraction in the Adirondacks region.
Watkins Glen State Park – Canyon of East Coast
Watkins Glen State Park stands among the famous places to visit of the beautiful Finger Lakes StateParks. The park has gained reputation for mesmerizing its visitors with its unparalleled beauty. Watkins Glen State Park is situated outside the village named Watkins Glen in New York, towards south side of Seneca Lake, part of Schuyler County in region of the Finger Lakes. Park’s lower part is near the village and there is woodland along the upper part. Historical details show that the park used to be privately run tourist resort open to public from 1863 till 1906. Later New York State purchased it in 1924. Since then it is under the control and management by the Finger Lakes Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation as well as.
Niagara Falls Famous Native America Show
United States has a population called Native Americans who are considered as the people who used tolive in the now ‘American Lands’ before Columbus discovered America. This population was a mix of different and distinct tribes ethnic groups and bands. Many of such groups still survive and live today as sovereign nations. The term ‘Native American’ is used to refer to these people but those people identify themselves as “Indians” and sometimes as “American Indians”. Their younger population however call themselves as ‘Indigenous’. What they should be called is actually a controversial subject calling for technical debates. Newspapers, however coined the term “Native American” for them while Native Hawaiians are not included in that term. Same holds true for ‘Native Alaskan Natives” too.
Jet Boat Ride Niagara Falls
Why Niagara Falls?
All the water from the Great Lakes is collected by the Niagara River which is around 20% of the fresh water in the world. For the past 12,000 years, the tumultuous currents of the tremendously powerful Niagara Falls have sculptured out a 7-mile (11km) canyon like area on the lower Niagara. Huge amounts of water flow over the Falls every second and is flattened upon entering the narrow gorge that creates the whitewater playground.
Wall Street is a physical location in lower Manhattan, the shorthand term for the Financial District in New York City and a symbol of capitalism, free enterprise and the banking and financial industries in American politics and popular culture. It is also part of the poignantly historic area created by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as the areas associated with the early days of the American republic, when New York was the capital of the new nation, and the historic parts of the Lower East Side that were the first homes in America for generations of immigrants who went on to leave their mark on the growing country. The Wall Street area is easy to get to, has more places than it used to for tourists to eat and stay and shop and should eventually be a part of every visitor’s New York experience.
The Statue of Liberty
Beginnings of Lady Liberty
The colossal neoclassical sculpture that has stood at the entrance to New York harbor since 1886 symbolizes New York City in the way that the Eiffel Tower means Paris and Big Ben instantly evokes London. The figure of “Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift from the people of France, and the inspiration for it first came during the American Civil War, when most of the French people strongly approved of the abolition of slavery.
Statue of Liberty Cruises
History of Lady Liberty
The Statue of Liberty symbolizes New York City in the way that the Eiffel Tower means Paris and Big Ben instantly evokes London. The figure of “Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift from the people of France, although the American people were expected to pay for and erect the pedestal. Construction of the statue began in 1876 in France, and in 1884 work commenced on the pedestal on Bedloe’s Island in New York harbor. The statue was presented to U.S. Minister Levi P. Morton on July 4, 1884 and then disassembled and shipped to New York; it arrived about a year before the pedestal was ready, but the statue was rapidly erected when that was finished, and the dedication on October 28, 1886 was marked by cannon salutes, fireworks and the cheers of a million New Yorkers despite fog and drizzle.