If you have been to the USA previously and already visited all the typical tourist attractions, you might think it pointless to return. Do you really need to see the likes of the Statue of Liberty, The Golden Gate Bridge, the Grand Canyon, or the White House more than once? Well, if you do return, why not check out some of the newest attractions that have now become desirable destinations for visitors?
Below you will learn of 5 fantastic new attractions that you can visit when you next plan your trip to the United States of America. If you already live there, there is nothing stopping you from admiring these great new attractions either!
Allegiant Stadium Tours (Paradise, Nevada)
One of the best new attractions in the US has to be Allegiant Park. Recently, the stadium that hosts the Las Vegas Raiders have recently opened up for tours. Fans can now enjoy unprecedented access to areas such as the locker rooms, broadcast booths, gyms, and more. You can even upgrade your ticket to a ‘Drink and a View’ which gives you a drink in your hand and a fantastic panoramic view of another of Nevada’s biggest attractions, the Las Vegas Strip. You could even consider visiting the strip after your stadium tour. Just make sure that if you do plan on enjoying the casino strip, you are legally old enough. You can learn the legal gambling age by state at legalgamblingage.com, so just look for Nevada.
The Friends Experience (New York and Dallas)
It is amazing to think that one of the most successful sitcoms ever created, Friends, aired its last episode close to 20 years ago. Well, despite its age, the sitcom has achieved legendary status around the world. To satisfy fans’ cravings for all things ‘Friends’, The Friends Experience is now open in two states, New York and Dallas. The experience has recreated some of the most iconic Friends sets including the apartments and the Central Perk Coffee Shop and visitors can now take a look around each.
SkyFly: Soar America (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)
Tennessee, known for being home to some of the best drives in America, also has a wonderful new attraction for you all to check out. SkyFly: Soar America is actually a ride at The Island theme park. This flying theater attraction takes you across many of the most iconic destinations in the US including Yellowstone, the Niagra Falls, Mount Rushmore, and the Grand Canyon. The epic ride does not just consist of a theater-like screen but also the sounds and smells of the destinations so that it really feels like you are there in person.
Water Works Park and Pavilion (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Minneapolis often features in ‘top destinations to travel to’ articles, and now there is another reason to venture to the state which is famous for its parks and lakes. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation has recently opened a new attraction that provides the perfect day out for the family. Called the Water Works Park and Pavilion, this attraction offers you the chance to enjoy food, fun, and even a bit of education. You can eat at a fabulous cuisine restaurant, let the children enjoy the Nature Play Lab, and generally enjoy a relaxing experience in a beautiful location.
Lauridsen Skatepark (Des Moines, iowa)
If you’re more of an adrenaline junky, you might want to visit the new Lauridsen Skatepark in the city of Des Moines in Iowa. Recently opened and with 88,000 square feet of terrain that you can skate on, this is now the largest skatepark in the country. Whether you’re an experienced skateboarder or a newbie trying to learn a few new tricks, there is no better place to go. Among the features of this skatepark include a promenade, snake run, and even a piece of art that you can skate across!
As you can see, there is still plenty for you to see and do in the US even if you have ticked off most of the traditional attractions in the country. These are just some of the newest destinations that have become desirable locations for visitors to the country. Others include the Roots 101 African-American Museum in Kentucky, the fantastic Van Gogh Exhibition that is hosted in several US cities, and Tulsa’s Greenwood Rising Museum. There’s a lot more too, but for now, just focus on crossing these new attractions off your list!