14 Quirky and Interesting Facts About The USA

 New York – it was called New Amsterdam as a settlement by the Dutch that chose to settle in Manhattan. The Name, New York only came into being later in the 17th Century when those pesky English who captured it. 

1.) New York was once New Amsterdam

Yup, you can actually visit a life-sized corn palace in the USA. It sounds like something legends are made of but I assure you it’s true.

2.) There’s a palace made totally out of corn

Okay, I jest – but the Statue of Liberty was actually a gift from the people of France to the United States in 1886. the Statue of Liberty is one iconic piece of history you have to see when in New York.

3.) The Statue of Liberty speaks French

Back in the earlier parts of the 19th Century, Alaska wasn’t part of the USA. In fact, it was a part of Russia. It wasn’t until it was sold off to the Americans that it became a US territory.

4.) Alaska was once Russian

Possibly one of USA’s most symbolic pieces from the American independence, the Liberty Bell still survives for us all to visit.Perched in the Liberty Bell Center in Pennsylvania, 

5.) The Liberty Bell is from London

Possibly one of USA’s most symbolic pieces from the American independence, the Liberty Bell still survives for us all to visit.Perched in the Liberty Bell Center in Pennsylvania, 

6.) There’s a shop inside a dinosaur’s tummy

 Did you know that the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the west coast’s most iconic man-made landmarks that’s forever been made over? 

7.) The Golden Gate Bridge never stops getting a makeover

Now, almost 200 years ago this was the case but things change with time, don’t they? By the 1960’s city of Lake Havasu, Arizona was on the scout for a new bridge, 

8.) London Bridge is in Arizona

Places like City Hall Station are stunning and although you can’t always visit them, they do exist beneath the sidewalks. 

9.)You can find lots of secret spots in New York

Hidden in Houston, Texas was one of the most bizarre sites to see. Giant presidential heads! Around 15ft high, there’s a whole heap of these carved presidential heads 

10.) There are 43 giant presidential head

Just scratch the surface of Kentucky and you’ll come across some incredible natural sites to explore.For instance, the Mammoth Cave National Park actually has the longest cave system in the world and a place that’s great to visit.

11.) The USA has the longest cave system in the world

The tiny town of North Pole in Alaska is a Christmassy little place that embraces everything festive 365-days a year! Visit Santa in his grotto, see the elves at work and drive down Santa Claus Lane.

12.) The North Pole is in Alaska 

Hawaii is an incredibly beautiful volcanic archipelago. Consisting of numerous islands that each have their own charm. Interestingly, it’s the only US state that’s solely made up of islands.

13.) Hawaii is the only archipelago state

First created in 1950’s Arizona, the Wigwam Hotel is a total nostalgic idea of quirky hotels from times gone by.

14.)There’s a Wigwam hotel to stay in