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Okay, okay – I admit it. I’m a sucker for checking things off of lists!

Today’s list comes from and is the “50 Landmarks for the 50 states“.  It’s a 50 state slideshow (in the order each state got statehood, with their pick for the “best” landmark from each state (though I’m not sure how Louisiana got to be #1?!?!) 🙂

Here are the ones that I’d been to:

  • Mystic Seaport, CT
  • Plymouth Rock, MA
  • Wright Brothers Memorial, NC
  • Willis Tower, IL (pictured below out on the overhang ledge)

a man standing on a high rise building with his hands on his chest

  • Gateway Arch, MO
  • Golden Gate Bridge, CA


  • Las Vegas Strip, NV
  • Mt. Rushmore, SD


a group of people posing for a photo

  • Space Needle, WA (pictured above)

That’s 12 – though I’ve been pretty close to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the Kentucky Derby is on my bucket list. I haven’t been to my own state’s “top” landmark (which is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum).  I blame the fact that it was built after I already left Cleveland.

We do have Sam’s report on the Mt. Washington Auto road (New Hampshire’s pick) and Ian’s 5 tips for visiting Crater Lake (Oregon’s pick)

You might be interested in How many of THESE countries have you been to? or the Top thing to do in all 50 states

So what do you say?  I’m sure someone out there can top 12 – let me know in the comments

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