Mother Nature may have carved out the Grand Canyon and other geological wonders, but some humans have carved out some of their own wonders as well. For example, Gutzon Borglum and his team blasted, picked, and sculpted their way through the Black Hills of South Dakota to create Mount Rushmore, one of America's most popular road trip destinations. In St. Louis, the Gateway Arch still welcomes westbound road trippers the way it originally did decades ago, as a monument to westward expansion. The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor still stands as an icon of arrival after a long journey, may it be on an old immigrant ship a hundred years ago, or today in the comfort of your own car. And if you're into the novelty, you can head to the man-made Four Corners Monument, and place each of your four limbs in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah and at the same time.
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