We break down which iconic American landmarks are worth visiting — and which are not at all worth the trip.
I’ve got a new episode of my web video series 11 Points Countdown today, and it’s a topic I love. Mainly because it gets people ever so worked up when you bring it up in polite conversation.
My co-host this week is Colin Marshall (the host of the podcast Notebook on Cities and Culture, back for his second appearance) and we count down the results of my poll on the 11 most overrated U.S. landmarks.
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Here are the full results of the poll. The top 11 are in white to avoid spoilers, just highlight to view. (Still un-white on iPhones. I’m banking on the iOS update to remedy this.)
- Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles
- Mall of America, Minnesota
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
- Epcot Center, Florida
- Atlantic City Boardwalk, New Jersey
- Times Square, New York
- The Alamo, San Antonio
- Gateway Arch, St. Louis
- Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, Chicago
- Liberty Bell, Philadelphia
- Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
- Centennial Park, Nashville
- Everglades, Florida
- Hoover Dam, Arizona and Nevada
- Space Needle, Seattle
- White House, Washington, D.C.
- Old Faithful, Wyoming
- Grand Canyon, Arizona
- Statue of Liberty, New York
- Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.
- Alcatraz, San Francisco