Visit any major American attraction, and you’ll see the same thing as you see verywhere else: tourists taking out various types of cameras and capturing a piece of their trip. Obviously, you will be able to check them out throught Social Media; but have you ever wondered what locations get the most camera attention? Well, Google has helped me to find out and compile this list of 10 most photographed American sites. Check it out!
10. The Cinderella Castle
The walls are made of fiberglass instead of stone, but this Magic Kingdom monument is still pretty much the most impressive castle we’ve got in the States. I guess kids rule over there.
9. Southernmost House
As its name suggests, this historic inn’s location on Key West puts it closer to the equator than any other residence on US soil. Constructed in 1896, Southernmost House has hosted many notable figures throughout history, from JFK to Truman Capote.]
8. The Space Needle
It might not be the tallest tower in the world, but the Space Needle’s been the most iconic part of Seattle’s skyline since its construction in 1962 for the World’s Fair. Visitors are able to take a scenic 41-second elevator ride 500ft up to the rotating SkyCity restaurant and check out the Observation Deck.
7. The Site of the Boston Massacre
British troops shot and killed five colonial civilians on this spot in 1770, contributing directly to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. The commemorative cobblestone marker is a more recent addition, but the Old State House behind it was built back in 1715.
6. The Bellagio lake/fountains
The Vegas strip is littered with photo ops, but anyone who’s seen the end of Ocean’s Eleven knows the dancing waters in front of the Bellagio present an especially alluring spectacle. The fountain’s water feature is comprised of 1,200 nozzles and 4,500 lights, and its recurring performances vary based on the music they’re set to.
5. The Lincoln Memorial
Honest Abe’s one of our nation’s most internationally recognizable presidents, so it stands to reason that his larger-than-life monument in the nation’s capital garners plenty of amateur paparazzi attention.
4. Coit Tower
This SF landmark is named after Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a wealthy patron of the city’s fire department who donated a third of her estate to add “to the beauty of the city which I have always loved”. In addition to supporting volunteer firefighters, Mrs. Coit was known to gamble, smoke, and be a general bad boy.
3. The Art Institute of Chicago
The second largest art museum in the country, this Beaux-Arts-style building houses many of the world’s most important works. If the place looks a bit familiar, you’re probably thinking of its cameo appearance in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
2. Niagara Falls
America and Canada share custody of this border-crossing landmark; the number of tourists visiting the American side each year is a bit unclear, but apparently every single one of them takes a selfie before they leave.
1. The Guggenheim Museum
Not only is the Guggenheim the most photographed attraction in America, it’s the most photographed in the world as well. Known as the final project of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum’s open, spiraled atrium is arguably its most recognizable feature.