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Places and regions
  • Appalachia: Center for Virtual Appalachia; depicts and describes the Appalachian region, an area of the Eastern United States centered around the Appalachian Mountain chain, and links to government, official, commercial, educational, and private Web sites about the region; provided by the Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
  • Beaches: Directory of beaches; shows listing of beaches by US state, including not just Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf, but the numerous Great Lakes beaches as well as beaches on smaller waterways throughout the USA
  • Buildings: Database on architectural and building data; maintained by Emporis, a multinational real estate research company; its goal is to index all buildings and structures in order to be able to compare cities and regions
  • Buildings Great: Guide to notable US buildings; Organized by name and architect, entries give details, photos; presented by ArchitectureWeek an architecture magazine online, covering new buildings worldwide and a spectrum of design, technical, and cultural issues
  • Byways: America's Byways; roads recognized by the US Secretary of Transportation for archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities; consist of All-American Roads and the National Scenic Byways; All-American Roads are considered the finest byways; National Scenic Byways possess outstanding qualities that exemplify the regional characteristics of the US; sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, US Department of Transportation; managed by the National Scenic Byways Online project at Utah State University and Multimedia Data Services Corporation
  • Cities: links to official Web sites; links to official government Web sites, as well as Chambers of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureaus, other sanctioned Tourism sites, area, regional, and related web sites
  • Deserts: DesertUSA; provides a tool for learning about the beauty, life and culture of the North American deserts; a monthly Internet-based magazine published by Digital West Media, Inc., a San Diego-based multimedia company
  • Farmers Markets: Directory of farmers markets; find a list of farmers markets by state and general resources; provided by the Agricultural marketing Service, US Department of Agriculture
  • Forests: US Department of Agriculture Forest Service; site connects to US forests and grasslands; the Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands
  • Great Lakes: Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System; information about the seaway system that connects Lake Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario, and Erie with the St. Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean; detailed information on each Great Lake and connecting waterways
  • Great Plains: A region east of the Rocky Mountains in the US and Canada; this site presents links to a variety of information sources about the Great Plains; although not updated, this list is still useful
  • High Points: directory of points of highest elevation in the US; clickable map shows where the highest points are in each state; click on each entry to see information--photo, links to trip reports, hiking information
  • Historic: National Register of Historic Places; the official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation in the US, part of the National Park Service
  • HMDB: Historical Marker Database; find markers of historic importance by location or categories; covers USA as well as international locations
  • Libraries: lib-web-cats; library web sites and catalogs; a directory of libraries worldwide
  • Marinas Dir: Directory of marinas; covers United States and abroad; lists services for boaters and marina owners for selected marinas
  • Marinas Ratings: marina reviews; meant to provide real feedback from real marina customers; ratings, reviews, pricing, amenities
  • Names, Geographic: Geographic Names Information System; contains information about physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories. The Federally recognized name of each feature described in the data base is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by State, county, and geographic coordinates; the US government's official repository of domestic geographic names information; developed by the US Geological Survey in cooperation with the US Board on Geographic Names
  • Neighborhoods: Neighborhood Link; find neighborhood organizations by zip code or by state/city
  • Net Cafes: links to help you use Net cafes and public access points to the Internet; includes links to directories and supporting information
  • People: Pedestrian-oriented places; enabled by transit, which are pleasant and healthy locations to live, work, shop, and play
  • Prairies: Prairies Forever; dedicated to promoting the ecological and cultural significance of the American prairie through education, outreach, and public engagement
  • Recreation: Recreation.gov portal; directory of government-owned or affiliated recreation sites for auto touring, biking, boating, camping, climbing, historic/cultural sites, educational programs, fishing, fish hatcheries, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, lodging, off-Highway vehicle access, picnic areas, recreational vehicles, museum/visitors centers, water sports, wilderness areas, wildlife viewing, and winter sports; provided by the US Department of the Interior
  • Rivers: Online community of river activists and friends; dedicated to protecting and restoring rivers nationwide
  • Roads & Highways: Coverage of roads and highways; aims to provide a pictorial journey along many of the highway corridors across the United States; includes links to highway guides, special interest topics
  • Rocky Mountains: Directory of Rocky Mountain information; includes resources for Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Alberta, and British Columbia
  • Skyscrapers: World's database on skyscrapers; database of tall buildings and related companies, photographs, and news articles
  • Theme Parks: Theme Park City; locate theme parks, amusement parks, waterparks, and zoos
  • Venues Seats: Seating Charts; covers venues across North America
  • Venues Sports: Pro sports spectators portal; shows seating charts and views by team, city, and venue; see seating chart and an image of the view from sections
  • Visitor Bureaus: National Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor Bureau Directory; locate state and local US chambers of commerce, convention centers, visitor bureaus and tourist boards in the United States
  • Wildlife Refuges: National Wildlife Refuge System; a network of land and water for conservation of fish, wildlife, and plan resources and habitats in the US; US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Zoos & Aquariums: Directory of zoos and aquariums; provided by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association which aims to the advance zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation
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