Located in the middle of the country, St. Louis is on the eastern side of the state of Missouri and alongside the mighty Mississippi River. People here are called “Saint Louisans” and the city is called the “Gateway to the West.” Learn all about this city's landmarks, sports teams, and other fascinating facts.
Denver, Colorado, was built along streams and rivers on the high, flat, grassy plains. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs wandered this area. After they disappeared, mammoths, giant bison, and even camels lived here. Learn all about the history, landmarks, sports teams and other things that make Denver such a wonderful place to live!
New Orleans, Louisiana, was founded by French Colonists in 1817. Because of its location, New Orleans played a large role in the antebellum slave trade, both in the importing of slaves and the growing of cotton and sugar crops using slave labor. During the Civil War (1861-1865), the city was captured by the Union Army. Learn all about the cultures, music, sports teams and everything else you need to know about this great city!
San Francisco, California, was first visited by Spanish settlers in 1769. The Spanish officially settled the area in 1776, and the city began growing into the major city it is today. Learn all about the cities landmarks, sport's teams and other facts that make this city one of the most popular U.S. cities.
London, England's Big Ben is one of the biggest bells ever made. Its melodic sound has rung in the capital city of London for more than 150 years. Big Ben hangs in the 316-foot Palace of Westminster with the Great Clock. The clock's gears move the hands on the clock's four faces. It also makes the quarter bells and Big Ben chime. Together, it is one of England's most popular tourist sites. Yet, Big Ben was almost never built. Fire, carelessness, and attacks nearly kept it a dream in some people's minds. Discover how this beloved British landmark was nearly lost several times and how determination and hard work brought it to life.
What is that hovering over the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle, Washington? Is it part of a movie set? Is it a publicity stunt? Could it bean actual spaceship? When you first spy the soaring Space Needle, high above Seattle, it's easy to be confused. The people who designed it more than 50 years ago would be happy to know that their building still amazes and mystifies. They wanted to create something that looked as if it had come from the future, just in time for the 1964 World's Fair. The obstacles they faced, the problems they solved, and the decisions they made have turned the Space Needle into more than just an incredible site to visit - it makes for an incredible story.
What looks like a solid stone statue but inside has a staircase of 354 steps leading from pedestal to crown? The Statue of Liberty! This enormous monument in New York Harbor is both a stunning work of art and an amazing feat of engineering. If you like building things and putting puzzles together, you'll love learning about the making of Lady Liberty, America's greatest symbol of freedom and friendship.