1. New York was once New Amsterdam
Before New York was, well, New York – it was called New Amsterdam as a settlement by the Dutch that chose to settle in Manhattan.
2. The Statue of Liberty speaks French
The Statue of Liberty was actually a gift from the people of France to the United States in 1886.
3. Alaska was once Russian
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. 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.
5. The Golden Gate Bridge never stops getting a makeover
Due to its sheer size, the bridge actually never stops getting painted and is always getting itself a little makeover for us all to enjoy.
6. You can find lots of secret spots in New York
Places like City Hall Station are stunning and although you can’t always visit them, they do exist beneath the sidewalks. The whole city is awash with little nooks and alleys that are hidden in plain sight.
7. There are 43 giant presidential heads
Hidden in Houston, Texas was one of the most bizarre sites to see. Giant Presidential Heads!
8. The USA has the longest cave system in the world
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.
9. The North Pole is in Alaska
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 Fairbanks, Alaska.
10. Hawaii is the only archipelago state
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.