One Impressive Fact About Every State In America
Alabama’s Anniston is home to the world’s largest office chair.
Alaska has the world’s highest concentration of Grizzly, Black and Polar bears – over 100,000.
Arizona boasts the world’s largest solar telescope in the town of Sells.
Arkansas produces half of the world’s supply of bromine.
California’s Sequoia National Park contains many of the world’s largest trees.
The world’s largest flat top mountain is in Grand Mesa, Colorado.
The first-ever nuclear submarine was built in Groton, Connecticut, in 1954.
The Delaware Memorial Bridge is the largest twin suspension bridge in the world.
Florida contains the world’s deepest freshwater spring in Tallahassee.
The carving of Confederate leaders on Georgia’s Stone Mountain is the largest on Earth.
Hawaii’s Haleakala Crater is the largest dormant volcano at 7 miles across, 2 miles wide, 2600 ft deep.
Idaho’s Soda Springs contains the world’s largest man-made geyser.
The Chicago Public Library is the largest public library in the world, with over two million books.
Indiana hosts the Indianapolis 500, the world’s largest single-day sporting event.
Snake Alley, a street in Burlington, IA has been called “The Crookedest Street In The World” by Ripley’s!
The world’s largest concentration of boulders resides in Rock City, Kansas.
Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave is 360 miles long, the longest cave in the world.
Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain causeway is the longest over-water bridge at 24 miles.
Yarmouth, Maine, is home to the world’s largest rotating globe at over 41 feet in diameter.
Havre de Grace, Maryland boasts the world’s largest decoy museum with 1200 floating sculptures.
The Boston University Bridge – the only place a boat can sail under a train running under a car driving under an airplane.
Rogers City, Michigan boasts the world’s largest open pit limestone quarry.
Minnesota boasts the Mall of America, the largest mall in the country; includes the largest indoor amusement park in the world.
The Mississippi gulf coast is the largest and longest man-made beach in the world.
Missouri Gateway Arch in St. Louis, at 630 feet, is the tallest stainless steel monument in the world.
The sedimentary rocks in Montana’s Glacier National Park are the best preserved in the world, believed to be 1.6 billion years old.
Nebraska holds the world’s largest train yard, Bailey Yard in North Platte, on eight miles of land.
Las Vegas, Nevada, has the largest number of hotel rooms of any city in the world, with over 62,000 on the Vegas Strip alone.
New Hampshire’s Mount Washington recorded wind speeds of 234 miles per hour in 1934, still the world record for land wind speed.
New Jersey’s Atlantic City boasts the world’s longest boardwalk at 5.5 miles long.
New Mexico holds the world’s largest international hot air balloon festival every year in Albuquerque.
The first 3-D film in history was played in New York’s Astor Theatre in 1915.
Each year, High Point, North Carolina hosts the world’s largest furniture trade show. Items are bought and sold in 188 separate buildings, spanning over 12 million square feet.
North Dakota’s Jamestown hosts the world’s largest buffalo statue at over 26 feet tall and 46 feet long.
Dresden, Ohio, is home to the world’s largest basket at over seven stories tall.
Okmulgee, Oklahoma holds the Guinness World Record for the largest pecan pie, with a diameter of 40 feet and a weight of 16.5 tons.
Oregon boasts the largest collection of carousel horses at the International Museum of Carousel Art in Hood River.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is known as the mushroom capital of the world, producing over a million pounds a week.
Rhode Island has the world’s largest bug, a 58-foot long termite made out of steel and fiberglass in Providence.
Sumter, South Carolina is home to the world’s largest ginkgo farm with over 12 million trees.
South Dakota has the world’s largest underground gold mine in Lead, though it closed in 2002.
Nashville, Tennesee’s Grand Ole Opry has been broadcasting on the radio since 1925, the world’s longest continuous radio show.
Texas’ Port Lavaca holds the world’s longest fishing pier.
Utah’s Rainbow Bridge is the world’s largest natural bridge at 290 feet tall and 275 feet long.
Vermont is home to the Vermont Teddy Bear company, the world’s largest online bear company with over 500,000 annual sales.
Virginia is home to the Pentagon, the largest office building in the world containing over 68,000 miles of phone lines.
Washington is home to the world’s largest building by volume. Boeing’s plant in Everett is over 472 million cubic feet.
West Virginia’s New Rivers Gorge Bridge is the world’s third largest arch bridge at over 1,700 feet long.
The National Mustard Museum in Horeb, Wisconsin, holds over 5,300 types of mustard and holds the world’s largest mustard collection.
Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first national park spanning nearly 3,500 square miles.