Can You Name These Famous American Landmarks?

Can you name all 35 of these famous U.S. landmarks and destinations?

Introduction

The United States is a geographically and culturally diverse country. Several landmarks celebrate this rich diversity and its history. Some are man-made landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty. Others are purely natural, such as the Devils Tower or Niagara Falls. Others are simply fun, like the Cloud Gate (otherwise known as The Bean). Some memorials pay respects to people, like the Stone of Hope, or events, like the Trail of Tears.

The United States National Landmark Program currently recognizes almost 2,600 designated landmarks, which typically are man-made sites, structures, or districts of historical significance in the United States. New York state has the most landmark designations (270), while North Dakota state has only 7 designated sites. A few sites are even found outside of the U.S., such as in the Virgin Islands and even Morocco! The natural world boasts some incredible sites to see, too. The National Natural Landmarks Program is dedicated to conserving such places, and currently lists around 600 sites. It recognizes incredible examples of natural history that are both privately and publicly owned, including sites from not only 48 U.S. states, but also American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

This quiz will test your knowledge of famous U.S. landmarks, both man-made and natural. We will ask you 35 multiple-choice questions where you must choose the correct name of the landmark shown. We will reward each question with an extra fact about the landmark. Think you know your cultural and natural history? Click "Let's Play!" to find out!

Description

The United States is a geographically and culturally diverse country. Several landmarks celebrate this rich diversity and its history. Some are man-made landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty. Others are purely natural, such as the Devils Tower or Niagara Falls. Others are simply fun, like the Cloud Gate (otherwise known as The Bean). Some memorials pay respects to people, like the Stone of Hope, or events, like the Trail of Tears.

The United States National Landmark Program currently recognizes almost 2,600 designated landmarks, which typically are man-made sites, structures, or districts of historical significance in the United States. New York state has the most landmark designations (270), while North Dakota state has only 7 designated sites. A few sites are even found outside of the U.S., such as in the Virgin Islands and even Morocco! The natural world boasts some incredible sites to see, too. The National Natural Landmarks Program is dedicated to conserving such places, and currently lists around 600 sites. It recognizes incredible examples of natural history that are both privately and publicly owned, including sites from not only 48 U.S. states, but also American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

This quiz will test your knowledge of famous U.S. landmarks, both man-made and natural. We will ask you 35 multiple-choice questions where you must choose the correct name of the landmark shown. We will reward each question with an extra fact about the landmark. Think you know your cultural and natural history? Click "Let's Play!" to find out!

Short Description

The United States is a geographically and culturally diverse country. Several landmarks celebrate this rich diversity and its history. Some are man-made landmarks, like the Statue of Liberty. Others are natural, like the Devils Tower.


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1. Which famous landmark is this?


1. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Statue of Liberty

2. Liberty Bell

3. Lady Liberty

4. Statue of Justice

The correct answer is the Statue of Liberty. It is a copper statue on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Did you know that it isn't supposed to be green? It is a result of its copper oxidizing!



2. Which famous landmark is this?


2. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Washington Square Arch

2. Arch of Augustus

3. Gateway Arch

4. Arc de Triomphe

The correct answer is the Gateway Arch, located in St. Louis, Missouri. At 630 ft (192 m), is the tallest arch in the world!



3. Which famous landmark is this?


3. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Lincoln Memorial

2. Rushmore Cave

3. Mount Rushmore National Memorial

4. Washington Monument

The correct answer is Mount Rushmore National Memorial, usually known as simply Mount Rushmore. It took 14 years to create; the original project leader actually passed away before finishing, so his son had to continue his work.



4. Which famous landmark is this?


4. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Washington Monument

2. Mount Rushmore National Memorial

3. Jefferson Memorial

4. Lincoln Memorial

The correct answer is the Washington Monument. Found on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., it is the world's tallest stone structure at over 554 ft (169 m).



5. Which famous landmark is this?


5. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Washington Monument

2. Mount Rushmore National Memorial

3. Jefferson Memorial

4. Lincoln Memorial

The correct answer is the Lincoln Memorial. Did you know it took 8 years to build (1914-1922)?



6. Which famous landmark is this?


6. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Space Needle

2. SkyCity Needle

3. Seattle Monument

4. Washington Monument

The correct answer is the Space Needle. Located in Seattle, Washington, it was revealed at the 1962 World's Fair.



7. Which famous landmark is this?


7. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Devils Tower

2. Grand Canyon

3. Yosemite National Park

4. Yellowstone National Park

The correct answer is that it is part of the Grand Canyon. Did you know that it has some of the cleanest air in the United States (barring events like wildfires)?



8. Which famous landmark is this?


8. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Old Faithful

2. Old Reliable

3. Somewhat Reliable

4. Castle Geyser

The correct answer is Old Faithful, a geyser located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. It is named because it consistently erupts at regular intervals.



9. Which famous landmark is this?


9. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Millennium Bridge

2. Tower Bridge

3. Brooklyn Bridge

4. Golden Gate Bridge

The correct answer is the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. Did you know that it has been closed because of weather-related issues only 3 times since its completion?



10. Which famous landmark is this?


10. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Nantucket

2. Fort Sumter

3. Alcatraz Island

4. Long Island

The correct answer is Alcatraz Island, located in San Francisco Bay. It is well-known for housing a federal prison, which is considered one of the most haunted sites in America. While the National Park Service (which oversees Alcatraz) does not provide official ghost tours, independent parties can hold paranormal tours there.



11. Which famous landmark is this?


11. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Washington Dam

2. Hoover Dam

3. Roosevelt Dam

4. Lincoln Dam

The correct answer is the Hoover Dam, bordering both Nevada and Arizona. Did you know it was originally known as the Boulder Dam?



12. Which famous landmark is this?


12. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Cloud Gate

2. Crystal Ball

3. The Bubble

4. The Crystallized Bean

The correct answer is Cloud Gate, although it is also referred to as The Bean. It is located in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.



13. Which famous landmark is this?


13. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Niagara Falls

2. Angel Falls

3. Iguazú Falls

4. Gullfoss

The correct answer is Niagara Falls. It is comprised of 3 waterfalls along the U.S.-Canadian border. There is only one recorded instance of it freezing over, in 1848.



14. Which famous landmark is this?


14. Which famous landmark is this?

1. "I Have A Dream" Memorial

2. Statue of Liberty

3. Stone of Hope

4. Liberty Monument

The correct answer is the Stone of Hope. Located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., it is made of granite carved by its designer, Lei Yixin.



15. Which famous landmark is this?


15. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Old Sequoia

2. Sequoia Grove

3. Secret Tunnel

4. Tunnel Tree

The correct answer is the Tunnel Tree, or the Pioneer Cabin Tree. It was a giant sequoia estimated to be over 1,000 years old. It unfortunately fell in a storm in 2017.



16. Which famous landmark is this?


16. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Blarney Stone

2. Delicate Arch

3. Devils Tower

4. Plymouth Rock

The correct answer is the Delicate Arch from Arches National Park in Utah. Did you know it is forbidden to climb this 60-foot-tall (18 m) arch?



17. Which famous landmark is this?


17. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Independence Hall

2. Freedom Hall

3. So-Much-Freedom-You-Wouldn't-Believe-It Hall

4. Liberty Garden

The correct answer is Independence Hall, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed here!



18. Which famous landmark is this?


18. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Fort Carson

2. Fort Rucker

3. The Alamo

4. Fort Sumter

The correct answer is The Alamo, more formally known as the Alamo Mission in San Antonio. It was the site of the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution, where all of its defenders were killed; their deaths inspired others to join the Texian Army.



19. Which famous landmark is this?


19. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Jefferson Memorial

2. The Presidential Palace

3. Monticello

4. The White House

The correct answer is the White House. Did you know that the first U.S. President to live there was John Adams (1800)?



20. Which famous landmark is this?


20. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Times Square

2. Pedestrian Place

3. Chicago Square

4. Plaza Mayor

The correct answer is New York Times Square, one of the world's busiest pedestrian areas. It used to be known as Longacre Square.



21. Which famous landmark is this?


21. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Crater Lake

2. Denali

3. Diamond Head

4. Devils Tower

The correct answer is Diamond Head, Hawai'i, otherwise known as Lē'ahi. It is a volcanic tuff cone on O'ahu and scientists estimate it is somewhere between 400,000-500,000 years old.



22. Which famous landmark is this?


22. Which famous landmark is this?

1. The White House

2. Capitol Building

3. Capital Building

4. Monticello

The correct answer is the Capitol Building, also known as the United States Capitol. It is home to the U.S. Congress and was completed in 1800.



23. Which famous landmark is this?


23. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Lake Superior

2. Lake Michigan

3. Lake Eerie

4. Crater Lake

The correct answer is Crater Lake, located in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. It contains two smalls island: Wizard Island and Phantom Ship.



24. Which famous landmark is this?


24. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Chrysler Building

2. Empire State Building

3. Willis Tower/Sears Tower

4. John Hancock Center

The correct answer is the Chrysler Building. Did you know that the climactic scene in King Kong(1933) was supposed to feature this building, but producers ultimately decided to use the Empire State Building instead?



25. Which famous landmark is this? (Hint: It used to be known as Mount McKinley.)


25. Which famous landmark is this? (Hint: It used to be known as Mount McKinley.)

1. Mount St. Helens

2. Mauna Loa

3. Pikes Peak

4. Denali

The correct answer is Denali. Located in Alaska, it is the highest peak in North America, reaching up to 20,310 ft (6,190 m) above sea level.



26. What is the name of this trail, which has been turned into a U.S. National Historic Trail?


26. What is the name of this trail, which has been turned into a U.S. National Historic Trail?

1. Trail of Tears

2. Delaware Trail

3. Oregon Trail

4. California Trail

The correct answer is the Trail of Tears. It is now a National Historic Trail that marks the horrific journey thousands of Native Americans had to take after the United States government forcibly removed them from their homelands.



27. Which famous landmark is this?


27. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Empire State Building

2. Willis Tower/Sears Tower

3. Washington Monument

4. John Hancock Center

The correct answer is the Empire State Building. Did you know that it was the first building in the world to have more than 100 floors?



28. Which famous landmark is this?


28. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Yellowstone National Park

2. Yosemite National Park

3. Everglades National Park

4. Mesa Verde National Park

The correct answer is Mesa Verde National Park, located in Colorado. It is famous for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan sites; it is believed they first built their pueblos here after 650 AD/CE.



29. Which famous landmark is this?


29. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Hollywood Walk of Fame

2. Las Vegas Strip

3. Broadway Theatre

4. Sesame Street

The correct answer is the Las Vegas Strip, and it is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) long. It is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, but also the world!



30. Which famous landmark is this?


30. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Brooklyn Bridge

2. Golden Gate Bridge

3. London Bridge

4. Tower Bridge

The correct answer is the Brooklyn Bridge. Did you know it was the first steel-wire suspension bridge ever constructed?



31. Which famous landmark is this?


31. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Freedom Bell

2. Independence Bell

3. Justice Bell

4. Liberty Bell

The correct answer is the Liberty Bell. No one actually knows for sure when or how the bell got its iconic large crack, although some claim it happened in 1835, after the death of Chief Justice John Marshall.



32. Which famous landmark is this?


32. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Horseshoe Bend

2. Balancing Rock

3. Schoolhouse Rock

4. Plymouth Rock

The correct answer is Plymouth Rock. It is considered the site where the Pilgrims from the Mayflowerfirst landed in what would become Plymouth Colony in 1620.



33. Which famous landmark is this? (Hint: It used to be known as the Sears Tower.)


33. Which famous landmark is this? (Hint: It used to be known as the Sears Tower.)

1. Willis Tower

2. Park Tower

3. Anon Center

4. North Pier Apartments

The correct answer is the Willis Tower. It was officially renamed in 2009, although many people still refer to it as the Sears Tower.



34. Which famous landmark is this?


34. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Devils Tower

2. Ayer's Rock

3. Chimney Rock

4. Enchanted Rock

The correct answer is the Devils Tower, also known as the Bear's Lodge (Matȟó Thípila in Lakota). According to Kiowa and Lakota legends, bears began chasing a group of girls, who prayed to the Great Spirit to be saved. The Great Spirit elevated the rock, saving the girls; the girls turned into stars upon reaching the sky.



35. Which famous landmark is this photo taken from?


35. Which famous landmark is this photo taken from?

1. Mesa Verde National Park

2. Yosemite National Park

3. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

4. Yellowstone National Park

The correct answer is Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. In addition to being an American National Park, it is also a designated International Biosphere Reserve site and World Heritage Site.




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