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The Five Tallest Buildings in the United States are: 1) One World Trade Center, NYC: 1,776 ft. 2) Willis Tower, Chicago: 1,451 ft. 3) 432 Park Ave, NYC: 1,396 ft. 4) Trump Intl. Hotel, Chicago: 1,389 5) Empire State Bldg., New York: 1,250 ft. The Five Most Populous US States are: 1) California: 39M 2) Texas: 27M 3) Florida: 20M 4) New York: 19M 5) Illinois: 13M
Five Firsts: 1) Automobile Service Station, Pittsburgh, PA: 1913 2) Computer, Philadelphia, PA: 1946 3) Ferris Wheel, Chicago, IL: 1893 4) Lighthouse, Boston, MA: 1716 5) Subway, Boston, MA 1897 The Five Most Populous US Cities are: 1) New York City, NY: 8.4M 2) Los Angeles, CA: 3.9M 3) Chicago, IL: 2.7M 4) Houston, TX: 2.2M 5) Philadelphia, PA: 1.5M
*The Top 10 Most Visited States by U.S. Tourists: 1) California 2) Florida 3) Texas 4) Pennsylvania 5) New York 6) North Carolina 7) Georgia 8) Virginia 9) Ohio 10) Illinois *Source: Travel Industry Association of America; Travelscope®. *The Top 10 Most Visited Cities by Foreign Tourists: 1) New York, NY 2) Los Angeles, CA 3) Orlando, FL 4) Miami, FL 5) San Francisco, CA 6) Las Vegas, NV 7) Oahu/Honolulu, HI 8) Washington, DC 9) Chicago, IL 10) Boston, MA *Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, International Trade Administration. 2001 Latest Figures
*The 10 Most Livable Cities in the US are: 1) Rochester, Minnesota 2) Bellevue, Washington 3) Madison, Wisconsin 4) Santa Barbara, California 5) Boulder, Colorado 6) Palo Alto, California 7) Bismark, North Dakota 8) Ann Arbor, Michigan 9) Iowa City, Iowa 10) Sioux Falls, South Dakota *Source: The FiscalTimes. *The Top 10 “Most Visited Landmarks”: 1) Gettysburg National Park, PA 2) Lincoln Memorial, Wash DC 3) Golden Gate Bridge, SF CA 4) Alcatraz, SF CA 5) USS Arizona Memorial, HA 6) Cloud Gate Sculpture, Chicago, IL 7) Vietnam Memorial, Wash DC 8) NYC Public Library, NYC 9) Cathedral of St. Johns, GA 10) Korean War Memorial, Wash DC *Source: TripAdvisor.
*America’s Top 10 Beaches: 1) Manele Bay, Hawaii 2) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 3) Nantucket, Massachusetts 4) Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii 5) Clearwater Beach, Florida 6) Coronado, California 7) Cape May, New Jersey 8) Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts 9) Main Beach, East Hampton, New York 10) Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC *Source: Travel Channel *The Top 10 Nationalities of Tourists to US: 1) Canada 2) Mexico 3) United Kingdom 4) Japan 5) Germany 6) France 7) South Korea 8) Australia 9) Italy 10) Netherlands *Source: Office of Travel and Tourism Industries/International Trade Administration.
*The Top 5 Safest Town to Live in America: 1) Ridgefield, Connecticut 2) Winona, Minnesota 3) Rancho Santa Margarita, California 4) Franklin, Masachusetts 5) Bergenfield, New Jersey *Source: Neighborhood Scout *The 7 Best American Boardwalks: 1) Santa Cruz, California 2) Atlantic City, New Jersey 3) Ocean City, Maryland 4) Coney Island, New York 5) Virginia Beach, Virginia 6) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 7) Rehoboth Beach, Delaware *Source: Travel Channel, by Philip Scher
Misc Hall of Fames in the USA: 1) Astronaut HOF, KSC, Florida 2) Rock ‘n Roll HOF, Cleveland, Ohio 3) American TV Game Show HOF, Las Vegas, NV 4) US Martial Arts HOF, Hot Springs, Arkansas 5) Hockey HOF, Eveleth, Minnesota 6) Professional Wrestling HOF, Witchita Falls, TX 7) World Chess HOF, St. Louis, Missouri 8) National Toy HOF, Rochester, New York 9) Science Fiction and Fantasy HOF, KC, MO 10) Burlesque HOF, Las Vegas, NV *The 7 Best U.S. Factory Tours for Kids: 1) Jelly Belly, Fairfeld, California 2) American Whistle Corp. Columbus, Ohio 3) Ben & Jerry’s, Waterbury, Vermont 4) Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Wash DC 5) Tillamook Cheese Factory, Tillamook, Oregon 6) Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania 7) Louisville Slugger, Kentucky *Source: Parents magazine

These are the 6 Regions of the US. They have similar climate, geography, traditions, or history:

New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Middle Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Missouri

Deep South: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas

Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

West: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming