Sunday, January 27, 2013

Three Alternative Attractions in America

By Emily Collins

What are the biggest attractions in the US? Surely the White House and the Statue of Liberty must be high in everyone's minds. They're certainly renowned but we wish to celebrate some of the smaller guys. So shun the White House for the United States Capitol and avoid the crowds at the Statue of Liberty for a relaxing afternoon in Central Park. Here are some alternative highlights for your favourite cities.

Swap the White House for the United States Capitol

The Capitol is often confused with the White House; perhaps better known as home of the President. However, the Capitol is its much more accessible neighbour, perched atop Capitol Hill in Washington DC. It's grand dome, made from over a million tonnes of cast iron is it's defining feature. The interior of the building is known as the Capitol Rotunda and represents the heart of the inner workings of US Congress. The grounds of the Capitol include parks, streets, gardens and the great Reflection Pool - which you may recognise from the scene in Forrest Gump, where Jenny and Forrest and reunited after wading out into the water.

Swap the Statue of Liberty for Central Park

New York City's main public park opened in 1857 and offered an 843 acre of greenery in the heart of the bustling city. It is one of the largest city parks in the world and probably the most famous after making appearances in countless films and TV shows. Every year more than 30 million visitors flock to the park, making it the most visited urban park in the United States.

Stroll the Las Vegas Strip Before The Casinos

More than 4 miles of road in the Nevada desert forms the famous Las Vegas Strip, home to bright lights, casinos and cheap hotels, including fifteen of the largest hotels in the world. Replicas of some of the world's most famous attractions are found here.... including a copy of the Statue of Liberty!

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