TripAdvisor names top US, World landmarks

NEEDHAM, MA (WCMH) — TripAdvisor has announced the top landmarks for people to visit in in the US and the world.

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is number one in the US, while Machu Picchu takes the top spot in the world for best landmarks to visit, according to TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor announced the winner Tuesday based on the quantity and quality of review ratings for each landmark over a 12-month period.

New York placed five locations in the top 10 for the United States, but the Lincoln Memorial was the only US landmark to make it into the top 10 in the world.

The top 10 landmarks in the US:

  1. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool-Washington DC
  2. Golden Gate Bridge- San Francisco, CA
  3. Alcatraz- San Francisco, CA
  4. USS Arizona Memorial- Honolulu, HI
  5. Grand Central Terminal- New York, NY
  6. Statue of Liberty- New York, NY
  7. Empire State Building- New York, NY
  8. Biltmore Estate- Asheville, NC
  9. Brooklyn Bridge- Brooklyn, NY
  10. Rockefeller Center- New York, NY

The top 10 landmarks in the world:

  1. Machu Picchu-Machu Picchu, Peru
  2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  3. Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
  4. St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City, Italy
  5. Taj Mahal – Agra, India
  6. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba – Cordoba, Spain
  7. Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood – St. Petersburg, Russia
  8. The Alhambra – Granada, Spain
  9. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool – Washington, D.C.
  10. Milan Cathedral (Duomo) – Milan, Italy


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