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11 Most Overrated U.S. Landmarks - 11 Points Countdown
written by Sam Greenspan

I've got a new episode of my web video series 11 Points Countdown today, and it's a topic I love. Mainly because it gets people ever so worked up when you bring it up in polite conversation.

My co-host this week is Colin Marshall (the host of the podcast Notebook on Cities and Culture, back for his second appearance) and we count down the results of my poll on the 11 most overrated U.S. landmarks.

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Here are the full results of the poll. The top 11 are in white to avoid spoilers, just highlight to view. (Still un-white on iPhones. I'm banking on the iOS update to remedy this.)
  1. Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles
  2. Mall of America, Minnesota
  3. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
  4. Epcot Center, Florida
  5. Atlantic City Boardwalk, New Jersey
  6. Times Square, New York
  7. The Alamo, San Antonio
  8. Gateway Arch, St. Louis
  9. Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, Chicago
  10. Liberty Bell, Philadelphia
  11. Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
  12. Centennial Park, Nashville
  13. Everglades, Florida
  14. Hoover Dam, Arizona and Nevada
  15. Space Needle, Seattle
  16. White House, Washington, D.C.
  17. Old Faithful, Wyoming
  18. Grand Canyon, Arizona
  19. Statue of Liberty, New York
  20. Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  21. Alcatraz, San Francisco




This post was originally published on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Countdown.

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