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If you like to travel in the U.S., and a lot of us do in this area, here’s something to add to your bucket list….Take a cross-country trip …and visit the top 10 landmarks in the U.S. as chosen by Trip Advisor. Here’s the list…I know I’d like to see most of them…

The number one landmark is Alcatraz, the former high-security prison located on an island in San Francisco Bay. Often called “The Rock,” the island is only accessible by boat. The abandoned Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary is a popular tourist site. The tour of the penitentiary includes the prison’s main cell house, dining hall, library, warden’s house and officers’ club, recreation yard and more. Alcatraz housed some 1,576 of America’s most ruthless criminals including Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the “Birdman of Alcatraz”), George “Machine Gun” Kelly, Bumpy Johnson, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Mickey Cohen, Arthur R. “Doc” Barker, James “Whitey” Bulger, and Alvin “Creepy” Karpis (who was Canadian and served more time in Alcatraz, 26 years, than any other inmate)…Here is the list…

1. Alcatraz — San Francisco
2. Golden Gate Bridge — San Francisco
3. Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool — Washington, DC
4. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum — New York City
5. USS Arizona Memorial — Honolulu
6. Empire State Building — New York City
7. Statue of Liberty — New York City
8. Brooklyn Bridge — Brooklyn, NY
9. Grand Central Terminal — New York City
10. Gettysburg National Military Park — Gettysburg, PA

Travel safely…