By More Than Just Parks

15 Bucket List US Landmarks to See in your Life

National Parks

Golden Gate Bridge

Connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, this historic landmark is arguably the most recognizable bridge in America if not the world.

The US Capitol Building

The Capitol that we see today is the result of several major periods of construction; it stands as a monument to the ingenuity, determination and skill of the American people.

The  Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world and receives more than 15,000 new works every day to its collection of over 170 million items!

The  White House

Arguably the most recognizable residence in the world, 1600 Pennsylvania avenue is home to the President of the United States. 


The most important battle fought during the American Civil War which served as a major turning point.

MLK Memorial

This memorial which celebrates the man who was the undisputed leader of the Civil Rights Movement is a must see.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Within the circular colonnade, a 19 foot tall statue of Thomas Jefferson stands holding the Declaration of Independence and peering out to the Tidal Basin.

9/11 Memorial

Remember the incredible acts of heroism performed by first responders as well as ordinary Americans who found themselves confronting the most dastardly attack on America since Pearl Harbor.

Pearl harbor

On 7 December 1941, over 350 Japanese aircraft attacked the US naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, destroying much of the US Pacific fleet and causing thousands of casualties.

The Lincoln Memorial

The interior is divided into three chambers  which display inscriptions of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address and his Gettysburg Address.

Arlington National Cemetary

Arlington officially became a national cemetery on June 15, 1864. The original cemetery was 200 acres, and has since grown to 639 acres (as of early 2020).

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

It's one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, but did you know that the carving of Mount Rushmore National Memorial took 14 years to complete from 1927 to 1941.

Independence Hall

The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Brooklyn Bridge

It looms majestically over New York City’s East River, linking the two boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Statue of Liberty

At #1 in the heart of New York Harbor lies what is arguably the most recognizable symbol in America, the Statue of Liberty.

Historic Landmarks in America

For a full list on the most iconic historic landmarks in America check out our page below!