DE VERENIGDE STATEN : overzicht

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USA clickable map (Wikipedia Commons)

Klik op de staten in de kaart voor een gedetailleerde beschrijving.

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Alabama AL Louisiana LA Ohio OH
Alaska AK Maine ME Oklahoma OK
Arizona AZ Maryland MD Oregon OR
Arkansas AR Massachusetts MA Pennsylvania PA
California CA Michigan MI Rhode Island RI
Colorado CO Minnesota MN South Carolina SC
Connecticut CT Mississippi MS South Dakota SD
Delaware DE Missouri MO Tennessee TN
Florida FL Montana MT Texas TX
Georgia GA Nebraska NE Utah UT
Hawaii HI Nevada NV Vermont VT
Idaho ID New Hampshire NH Virginia VA
Illinois IL New Jersey NJ Washington WA
Indiana IN New Mexico NM West Virginia WV
Iowa IA New York NY Wisconsin WI
Kansas KS North Carolina NC Wyoming WY
Kentucky KY North Dakota ND * Washington DC * DC

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Overzicht

Elke staat linkt naar een meer uitgebreide beschrijving. Waar mogelijk heb ik de beschrijving van onze bezoeken gekruid met bijkomende weetjes, die we doorgaans ter plaatse opdeden. Deze botsen soms met het traditionele verhaal, maar wie zonder zonde is, werpe de eerste steen... Naast het overzicht van elke staat, voeg ik telkens de historische achtergrond bij. Deze stemt niet steeds overeen met de "officiële" versie in de geschiedenisboeken, maar wijt dat dan maar weer aan mijn slecht karakter...

Men vindt in de USA een ongelooflijk aantal uitzonderlijke landschappen en bezienswaardigheden. In elke staat is er wel iets speciaals te bezichtigen, of zijn er uitzonderlijke vista's. Het is gewoon onmogelijk alle bezienswaardigheden op te sommen, en iedere bezoeker heeft trouwens zijn eigen opinie over wat interessant is of niet. Er zijn nog ontelbare andere mooie en interessante dingen te zien, zodat mijn lijst een persoonlijk gebeuren is.

Het Amerikaanse Census Bureau deelt de Verenigde Staten administratief op in 4 regio's en 9 divisies. Voor een betere leesbaarheid van mijn serie boeken heb ik deze divisies licht aangepast om een betere overeenstemming te bereiken met de traditionele regio's.

New England Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Mid Atlantic Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia
South East Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee
South West Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
South Atlantic Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
North East Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
North West Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
West Mountain Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
West Pacific Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

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Bezienswaardigheden of POI's (Points of Interest)

NEW ENGLAND 

CONNECTICUT
Coventry Nathan Hale Homestead
Farmington Hill-Stead museum
Hartford Mark Twain Home
Kent Chocolatier & restaurant Belgique
MAINE
Bangor Scenic tour - Home of Stephen King
Bar Harbor Acadia NP - City Tour - Desert Island - Cadillac Mountain
Katahdin Mountain Baxter state park
Franklin Lakes & Mountains - Scenic tour
Rockwood Moorehead Lake - Scenic tour
Sangerville Covered Bridge
Newry Covered Sunday River Bridge
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston City Tour
Cape Cod touristic island
Plymouth 1st US settlement - harbour - Plimoth Plantation
Salem Salem Witch museum
NEW HAMPSHIRE 
Bretton Woods Gold Standard 1944
Charleston Fort no. 4 (border English / French)
Franconia Aerial Tramway - Flume Gorge - Old Man of the Mountain (nose fell off...)
Glen Heritage 350 years NH
Gorham Mount Washington Auto Rte 16
Hillsborough Franklin Pierce mansion 1804 (14th president)
Moultonborough Castle in the Clouds
North Conway scenic railroad - Rte 164
Portsmouth Market Square - Strawberry Banke museum (settlement 1680)
RHODE ISLAND 
Newport 1900 Mansions : The Breakers - Rose Cliff - The Elms - Marble House
VERMONT
Burlington Ethan Allen Homestead - Lake Champlain Chocolates
Grand Isles Islands tour
Mt Mansfield scenic byway Route 108
Peacham Snow Shoe farm - Alpaca's
Queechee River gorge
Rutland Wilson Castle
Shelburne Teddy Bear Company
South Royalton Joseph Smith memorial
St Johnsbury City Tour
Vergennes  Lake Champlain maritime museum

MID ATLANTIC

DELAWARE
Dover capital
Wilmington Fort Christina (Swedish settlement) - Winterthur (Du Pont museum)
MARYLAND
Baltimore City Tour - harbour
Chesapeake Bay bridge
Greensboro
Oxford picturesque village
St Michaels picturesque village
NEW JERSEY
Atlantic City casino's - The Boardwalk
Bridgeton Historic district (200 old homes...)
Columbia Lacota Wolf Preserve
Hillsborough Duke Gardens
Lakehurst Zeppelin Hindenburg disaster 1937 (does not exist anymore)
Newark Weehawken, Ferry to NY City
West Orange Edison historic site (home & Lab)
NEW YORK
Albany state capital (dutch settlers - old city)
Castile Lechworth state park (17 mile gorge)
Lake George nature - park
Liberty Island Statue of Liberty
New York City Central Park - City Tour - Heart Island (Boldt Castle : Waldorf Astoria)
Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion) - Oyster Bay (Coe Mansion & Gardens)
Sleepy Hollow (Kijkuit - Rockefeller villa)
Niagara Falls Niagara Falls
Plattburgh Ferry Vermont - New York state
Port Kent Ausable chasm (2 mile gorge)
West Point Military Academy
Wilmington High Falls Gorge (chasm / scenic views)
PENNSYLVANIA
Gettysburg battle Secession war
Lancaster Amish / Dutch country
Philadelphia City Tour
WASHINGTON DC
Washington DC Lincoln Memorial - Roosevelt Memorial - Smithsonian Institute - State Capitol - the White House - Vietnam Veterans - Washington monument - Jefferson Memorial - Iwo Jima Memorial

SOUTH EAST

ALABAMA
Birmingham Vulcan Park
Cullman Ave Maria Grotto
Fort Payne Little River, Grand Canyon of the South
Hanceville Lady of the Angels monastery
Mobile Bragg-Mitchell mansion - Cathedral Immaculata Concepcion - Fort Condé
Woodville Cathedral Caverns
FLORIDA
Cape Canaveral Cape Canaveral
Daytona speedway
Destin beaches
Everglades National Park
Fort Lauderdale Beaches & private yachts
Fort Myers City Tour
Jacksonville City Tour
Kissimmee Splendid China (went broke)
Lady Lake The Villages
Leesburg The Plantation
Miami City Tour
Naples City Tour - harbour
Ocala Silver Springs - Home John Travolta
Orlando Int'l Drive - Church street - Disney Epcot - Magic Kingdom - MGM Studio's
World Showcase - Gatorland - Sea World - Universal Studios - Millenium Mall
Panama City Beach beaches 20 miles
Pensacola historic village - museum of naval aviation
Plant City Dinosaur world - Strawberry Festival
South Bay Lake Okeechobee
St Augustine oldest city in US - 1565 - (magnificent !)
Tampa beaches - Busch Gardens
the Keys Key West
Walton Beach beaches
Webster Flea Market
GEORGIA
Thomasville Pebble Hill Plantation
Valdosta Crescent House
Jonesboro Road to Tara : Gone with the Wind - Stately Oaks Plantation
Atlanta Stone Mountain Park (Confederate statues) - CNN - Coca Cola -
Underground Atlanta - Mitchell museum : Gone with the wind
Savannah City Tour - harbour
Lookout Mountain view of 7 states
KENTUCKY
Frankfort City Tour
Lexington Kentucky Horse Park
Somerset Cumberland Falls park - House boats
Stearns Mining village 1902
MISSISSIPPI
Jackson
Natchez Natchez Trace
Tupelo
Vicksburg Battle of Vicksburg - Duff Green mansion - Stained Glass mansion
NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville Biltmore Estate - Blue Ridge Parkway
Cape Hatteras highest lighthouse
Kill Devil Hills first flight with Kitty Hawk
Chapel Hill Botanical Garden
Lexington
Raleigh Executive mansion - Farmer's Market
Salisbury Train museum
Winston-Salem Moravian village
SOUTH CAROLINA
Beaufort Hunting Island
Charleston City Tour - Fort Sumter - Plantations
Myrtle Beach beach town
Roebuck Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway
TENNESSEE
Chattanooga Chattanooga Choo-Choo - Lookout Mountain : 7 states
Gatlinburg Great Smoky Mountains NP
Memphis City Tour - Graceland Elvis Presley - Mud Island - Peabody Hotel
Nashville Belle Meade Plantation Home - Grand Ole Opry
Pigeon Forge Dollywood (Dolly Parton)
VIRGINIA
Arlington National Cemetery - the Pentagon
Fredricksburg City Tour
Jamestown Plantations - Settlement
Mount Vernon home of George Washington
Petersburg City Tour
Richmond City Tour
Williamsburg Carter's Grove - Colonial Williamsburg
WEST VIRGINIA
Beckley
Charleston State Capitol
Wheeling Prabhupada's Palace - Suspended Bridge

NORTH CENTRAL

ILLINOIS
Arcola Amish Rockome Gardens
Brussels Village on the Mississippi
Chicago Botanic gardens - City Tour - Rockefeller Chapel - Sears Tower
Peoria Wildlife Prairie Park
Springfield Home of Abraham Lincoln
Utica Starved Rock state park
INDIANA
Elkhart Capital of RV manufacturers
Goshen Amish Country
Shipshewana Amish Country
Indianapolis race track & museum
South Bend Studebaker museum
IOWA
Amana Amana villages
Ames Reimann Gardens
Britt Hobo museum
Des Moines Basilica of St John - Salisbury House 1920 - State Capitol
Elk Horn Danish town
Iowa Falls Winnebago motorhomes
Kaloma Amish community
Madison County Bridges of Madison County
Pella Dutch town
Winterset Birthplace of John Wayne
KANSAS
Coffeyville Dalton Defenders museum
Dodge City Boot Hill museum - Gunfighter Wax museum
Flint Hills Tall Grass Prairie NP
Medicine Lodge Gypsum Hills scenic byway
Scott City Monument Rock (private)
Wichita All Indian Mid American museum - Old Cow Town museum
MICHIGAN
Auburn Hills Walter Chrysler museum
Dearborn Ford Estate - Greenfield Village - Ford Rouge Factory Tour
Fayette Ghost mining town
Flint General Motors - Buick museum
Frankenmuth Bronner's Christmas Wonderland - Main Street
Holland Dutch Village
Manistique Big Springs
Sault Ste Marie Soo Locks
St Ignace
Zeeland Dutch Village
MINNESOTA
Bloomington Mall of America
Chanhassan Arboretum 900 acres
Duluth Aquarium - Lake Superior scenic North Shore
Superior Avenue with 19th century mansions
Itasca Itasca state park (source of Mississippi river)
Minneapolis City Tour
Park Rapids Deertown - Wild Park
Rochester Mayo Clinic
St Paul St Paul's cathedral
MISSOURI
Branson Live Entertainment capital of the World
Kansas City museum of natural history - Worlds of Fun (theme park)
Ozark regio nature
Silver Dollar City replica mining village 1900 (arts - crafts)
St Louis Arch of St Louis - Six Flags theme park - St Louis Cathedral Basilica -
the Butterfly House
NEBRASKA
Alliance CarHenge (buried cars)
Kearney Great Platte River Archway monument
Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo - Mormon Trail Center
Scottsbluff Chimney Rock monument
NORTH DAKOTA
Devil's Lake Wetlands
Fargo Viking Ship
Fort Totten Fort 1867 - Sully's Hill (bizons)
Garrison Garrison Dam - 5th largest dam
Jamestown Buffalo museum - Frontier Village Prairie Town
Medora Badlands - Chateau de Mores - Painted Canyon - Th Roosevelt NP
New Town Four Bears Bridge - 1 mile bridge
Washburn Lewis & Clark center
OHIO
Archbold Sauder Village
Bainbridge skyline drives
Cleveland City Tour
Columbus German Village - Gantz farm
Guggisberg Home of Baby Swiss Cheese
Millersburg Amish country
Nelsonville scenic railroad
Newark Dawes Arboretum (Japanese Garden) - Heysey Glass
SOUTH DAKOTA
Badlands Badlands NP
Custer Crazy Horse memorial
De Smet little town on the Prairie
Deadwood Tatanka - Wild West town
Keystone Mount Rushmore Memorial - President's Wax museum - Borglum museum
Lead Gold mine - Presidents Park
Mitchell Corn Palace
Mobridge Sitting Bull monument
Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Park - St Joseph Cathedral
Spearfish Dances with Wolves - Sean Connery villa 
Sturgis Annual Sturgis Motorbike Rally
Wall  Wall Drug 
WISCONSIN
Bruxelles Belgian Community
Milwaukee Frank Lloyd Wright buildings
Monroe Cheese center
Namur Belgian Community
Racine Frank Lloyd Wright buildings
Spring Green Taliesin : Frank Lloyd Wright - The House on the Rock
Wisconsin Dells Recreation Center

SOUTH CENTRAL

ARKANSAS
Bentonville Walmart HQ
Eureka Springs touristic village
Evening Shade Towbrake
Fayetteville City Tour
Helena Murals
Mountain View Ozark Folk Center
Springdale City Tour
LOUISIANA
Baton Rouge City Tour
Natchez Dunleith mansion - the Natchez Trace
Natchitoches City Tour - Plantations - house from "Steel Magnolias"
New Orleans City Tour - Plantation Tour
Shreveport casino's - Murals
OKLAHOMA
Anadarko Indian museum
Clinton Route 66 museum
Lawton Wildlife Refuge Park (bisons !)
Muskogee Cherokee Nation - Five Tribes museum
Oklahoma city City Tour
Tulsa Philbrook museum
TEXAS
Amarillo Cadillac Ranch - The Big Texan restaurant 
Austin City Tour
Clinton Palo Duro state park
Corpus Christi Padre Island
Crawford George Bush ranch
Dallas/Fort Worth Kennedy murder - South Fork ranch (series Dallas…)
El Paso City Tour - birthplace of the Margarita  - Mount Cristo Rey - Magoffin House
Houston The Galleria Mall
Lajitas the Boardwalk
Lubbock Buddy Holly museum
Midland Petroleum museum
Odessa Crater & museum
Presidio Big Bend NP
San Antonio Riverwalk - the Alamo

NORTHWEST

IDAHO
Hageman Snake River Valley
Boise city trip
Bruneau Sand Dunes (highest dunes)
Oakley City of Rocks (pillars in the desert)
Silver City ghost town
Twin Falls Soshone Falls
MONTANA
Billings City Tour
Bozeman Central Montana
Browning Museum of Plains Indian
Butte City Tour - Copper King mansion
Forest Bear Tooth Pass
Garnet Ghost Town
Hamilton Marcus Daly Mansion
Hardin Little Bighorn Battlefield
Helena Ghost Town
Lake Flathead (US-93) National Bison Range
Nevada City Ghost Town
Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range (not accessible by car)
Virginia City Ghost Town
West Glacier Glacier national park
Wisdom Big Hole Battlefield (Nez Perce)
OREGON
Eugene Monaco Coach factory
Florence Sea Lion Caves - Oregon Coastline - Suslaw NP
Joseph town Nez Perce NP - Wallowa Lake
Junction City Country Coach factory
La Grande Hells Canyon
Medford City Tour - Crater Lake Nat'l Park
Portland Japanese Garden
Silverton Oregon Gardens
WASHINGTON
Bonneville Columbia River - Bonneville Dam & Salmon Fish Ladders - Multnomah Falls
Cascades Snoqualmie Falls
Eatonville Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Elbe Mount Rainier 
Everett Boeing plant
Mount St Helens Volcano 1980
Port Townsend Victorian architecture
Poulsbo Little Norway
Seattle City Tour - Space Needle
Toppenish 56 Murals on buildings
WYOMING
Cheyenne Rodeo
Cody Rodeo - scenic Byway
Yellowstone Yellowstone National Park
Jackson Grand Teton National Park
Laramie (Cheyenne) Fort Laramie
Sundance Devil's Tower (rock formation)

SOUTHWEST

ARIZONA
from Las Vegas Grand Canyon by Air
Ganado Canyon de Chelly
Camp Verde Montezuma's Castle (Cliff dwellings)
Flagstaff City View
Fountain Hills fontain 560 feet high
Grand Canyon NP - Imax
Holbrook Painted Desert - Petrified Forest
Kayenta Monument Valley
Nogales San Xavier del Bac
Phoenix City Tour
Pomerene Gammons Gulch (Ghost Town)
Quartzsite RV town
Scottsdale Borgatta (medieval Italian Village) - City Tour - Frank Lloyd Wright - Taliesin
Sedona City Tour - panorama - Tlaquepaque (replica Mexican Village)
Tombstone Fight at the OK Corral
Tucson Biosphere II - Sonora Desert museum
Williams portal to Grand Canyon
Yuma Sand Dunes
CALIFORNIA
Blythe Sand Dunes (film Star Wars)
Burney Burney Falls
Coalinga tremendous cattle parks !
Death Valley National Park
El Portal Yosemite Park
Idyllwild Idyllwild (scenic tour)
Lassen Lassen Volcanic NP
Los Angeles Bel Air - Beverley Hills - Crystal Palace - DisneyLand - Knott's Berry Farm - Malibu : homes of the Stars - Six Flags Magic Mountain - Universal Studio's
Redding Shasta Lake & Dam
San Diego Balboa Park - City Tour - Sea World - Wild Animal Park - Zoo  
San Francisco Cable Car - Chinatown - City Tour - Pier 39 - harbour - Lombard Street
San Simeon Randolph Hearst Castle - Elephant Seals
Santa Nella Pacific Scenic Highway California 1
Shasta Mount Shasta
Solvang Danish Village - old Missions (Sta Ines - Sta Barbara)
Three Rivers Sequoia Park & Forest
COLORADO
Aspen Winter Sport
Boulder City University of Colorado museum
Breckenridge Winter Sport
Colorado Springs Pikes Peak
Denver I-70 Glenwood Springs to Denver - national US Mint
Glenwood Springs Hot Springs
Golden Buffalo Bill museum
Pueblo Rosemount museum
Royal Gorge Gorge & Bridge
Snowmass Winter Sport
Vail Winter Sport
NEVADA
Boulder City Hoover Dam
Incline Village Ponderosa Ranch
Lake Tahoe Lake & Casino's
Las Vegas City Tour - the Strip - Fremont Street - Rio Carnival World Buffet
Valley of Fire - Grand Canyon by air
Reno Boomtown Casino - City Tour
Virginia City the Comstock Lode
NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque City Tour - Enchanted Hills
Four Corners Four Corners monument
Las Cruces City Tour
Rosswell UFO museum
Santa Fe City Tour - St Francis cathedral - Loretto Chapel - Town square
Taos St Francisco de Asis - Hacienda de los Martinez - Rio Grande Gorge & Bridge
White Sands White Dunes
UTAH
Blanding Natural bridges NP
Brigham City Golden Spike historic site
Bullfrog (Bryce) Red Canyon NP
Canonville (Bryce) Grosvenor Arch - Kodachrome bassin
Cedar City Bryce Canyon nat park
Green River Goblin Valley (rock formations)
Ivins Snow Canyon
Kanab Coral Park Dunes (pink dunes !)
Moab Red Mountains - Arches NP - Canyonlands NP - panorama's 
Kayenta, AZ Monument Valley
Ogden Dinosaur park
Salt Lake City Mormon tempel - Ste Madeleine cathedral
St George Mormon cathedral - Zion NP
Torrey Capitol Reef NP (rock formations)
Wendover Bonneville Speedway - Salt Flats

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