8 Places Every American Should See

No offense to the nation's capital, but the landmarks of our heritage extend far beyond the District of Columbia.

Note: The parish has grown into a larger building across the street (where visitors can attend services); the historic church is now part of a National Historic Site that includes his birth home and grave. The church is closed until the end of 2009 for restoration.,


In trying to come up with a list of places every American must see, we knew we'd raise some hackles. We considered options like the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Ground Zero, Philadelphia's Independence Hall, the Trail of Tears, the Inside Passage, and the Golden Gate Bridge, among others—before publishing our final list.

We suspect you'll have something to say on the subject. So we invite you to sound off below: Feel feel to agree, to disagree, or to nominate and defend your own iconic American spot. And if you have photos or videos, all the better. Upload them through myBudgetTravel, and tag them "iconic America."


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