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New York City Sightseeing
by: Dakota Caudilla

You name it, New Yorkís got it. Letís see, a trip to New York would naturally take weeks, if not months to complete and if you donít go to the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, American Museum of Natural History, The Guggenheim and Madame Tussardís Wax Museum, youíve not even been to New York even if your plane landed into New York! And thereís really a lot more to see in New York.

Letís just say that if youíre traveling to New York alone, you need more than just a map of New York to make the most of your New York trip. Knowing where to eat, what to look at and how to get around in New York, in itself, will zap all your energy. Letís take the Empire State Building in New York as an example. The Empire State Building is worth visiting not only because of its gargantuan stature, but because at night, the Empire State Building lights up magnificently providing viewers with an awe inspiring sight. In the Empire State Building of New York itself, there are drawings and paintings submitted by kids all around the world. From the top of the Empire State Building, youíll get a grand spectacular view of the Big Apple and the metropolitan area surrounding it. A view of the whole of New York from just riding an escalator? Thatís the Empire State Building for you!

And the symbol of the United States of America, the Statue of Liberty. The fact that itís located conveniently in the New York is not a matter of chance, but since itís located in New York and youíre in New York, why not take a ride down to the Statue of Liberty to take a look at what the Statue can give you? By going INTO the Statue of Liberty, youíll get a special view how the Statue of Liberty was created. The engineering is marvelous. Itís amazing how many people DONíT know that the Statue of Liberty was not built in the United States of America. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to America and it was built in France in 1875 and it was completed in 1884 and the magnificent Statue of Liberty was presented to USA on July 4th 1884. The statue was actually dismantled, shipped and then reassembled in the USA.

A visit to Ellis Island will surely take you back in time because although Ellis Island is thought to be a part of New York, Ellis Island is actually a part of New Jersey. Ellis Island is named after the owner of Ellis Island, Samuel Ellis. There are many historical places, tourist sights, museums and parks for New York sightseers.

The Guggenheim, in the meantime, is a museum located in New York. With its extensive collection of art, it will surely astound you. The magnificent setting and collection in the Madame Tussardís Museum Wax Museum will not disappoint you either.

Dakota Caudilla, journalist, and website builder Dakota Caudilla lives in Texas. He is the owner and co-editor of http://www.america-travel.net on which you will find a longer, more detailed version of this article.


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