Did you know that there is a bridge in Washington to help squirrels cross the street? Or how many animals are at the world’s largest zoo? Check out these fun travel facts, create your US travel bucket list and GO DISCOVER!
A treetop bridge in Washington to help squirrels cross the street: The Nutty Narrows Bridge was made in the early 1960’s to help squirrels cross a busy street in Longview, Washington. A man named Amos Peters decided to protect the squirrels after seeing many squished on their way to collect nuts. The Nutty Narrows Bridge now has the titles of the “World’s Narrowest Bridge” and also the “World’s Narrowest Animal Crossing”. Not only that but it is now officially listed as one of Washington’s historic places and two more have been added to keep the squirrels safe. If you’re ever in Washington, don’t forget to visit this small but historic site!
More than 41 million people visit Las Vegas each year: It’s no surprise that Las Vegas is one of the most visited cities in the United States. With endless entertainment and luxury resorts, more than 41 million people visit Las Vegas each year. It truly is a city like no other and is practically a playground for adults with restaurants, shops, casinos and adventures on every corner. Las Vegas is a perfect destination for a weekend adventure.
During the summer, the population of Door County reaches ten times the number of year-round residents (28,000 vs. 250,000): Door county is not only a favorite for residents of Wisconsin, but this small town is popular with states all around the midwest and has a growing number of visitors from all corners of the United States. Tourism plays a significant role in Door County with the population growing from 28,000 of year-round residents to 250,000 visitors in the Summer. This may seem like a lot of people but with 300 miles of shoreline and thousands of acres of orchards, state parks you’ll have endless places to explore!
Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is the largest zoo in terms of number of animals (17,000): Who knew the largest zoo in the world was located here in the United States? We sure didn’t! The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska has over 17,000 animals of 962 species. Not only that but according to southfloridareporter.com, it features the largest cat complex in North America, the world’s largest indoor swamp, the world’s largest indoor desert, and the largest geodesic dome in the world. If you’re driving through Nebraska, it might be worth it to make a pit stop at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.
Disney World is the most visited theme park in the US: According to USA Today, more than 157 million people visited a Disney theme park somewhere in the world last year. So it’s no surprise that the top 3 theme parks in the United States are all Disney parks; Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. If you haven’t been to Magic Kingdom we highly recommend it! With classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and exciting entertainment, there is a reason why they call it the most magical place on earth!
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