America's Most Beautiful Landmarks

Geoff Kilmer/Courtesy of Monticello

From soaring man-made monuments to jaw-dropping natural landforms, the U.S. has a wealth of beautiful landmarks.

Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

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Thomas Jefferson designed and built this extensive Palladian mansion in the hills just outside of Charlottesville. It’s a beautiful setting for a house that’s quite a looker, with big windows, skylights, and thousands of artifacts, including an illustrated engraving of his greatest work: the Declaration of Independence.

How to See It: After touring the mansion, explore the flower gardens and terraced vegetable garden where Jefferson once grew 330 vegetable varietals and staffers still cultivate food today.

America's Most Beautiful Landmarks

Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

Thomas Jefferson designed and built this extensive Palladian mansion in the hills just outside of Charlottesville. It’s a beautiful setting for a house that’s quite a looker, with big windows, skylights, and thousands of artifacts, including an illustrated engraving of his greatest work: the Declaration of Independence.

How to See It: After touring the mansion, explore the flower gardens and terraced vegetable garden where Jefferson once grew 330 vegetable varietals and staffers still cultivate food today.

Geoff Kilmer/Courtesy of Monticello
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