Capitals of the USA – Part 1

Today, we share the first of our ten-part article directory; Capitals of the USA-Part 1 where we will share the capitals of the USA with you. In this article, you will find some useful information about the capitals of five states; Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California and Colorado.

Capitals of the USA-1

Montgomery

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The city, named after Richard Montgomery, is Alabama’s second largest city after Birmingham. The population of the city in 2017 was 205,764.

The city was founded in 1819 and in 1846 it became the capital of Alabama. In addition to these, Montgomery became America’s first capital in February 1861.

Furthermore Montgomery has received many national awards since its inception. Best City by USA Today, All-America City by the National Civic League, and Top City For Job Growth by ziprecruiter.com in 2014. In addition, Montgomery is one of the first cities to implement Smart Code Zoning.

Sights to See in Montgomery

Civil Rights Memorial:

Made in memory of those who died during the Civil Rights Movement. The monument is located in an open area next to the Civil Rights Memorial Center.

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts:

Museums; is one of the most important museums in America where you can see American art, including paintings, prints and a collection of graphics.

First White House of the Confederacy:

This was the home of Jefferson Davis and his family and was first commissioned in 1861. In addition The Jefferson family donated a number of period furnishings, war relics and some of Davis’ personal properties to the palace.

Alabama State Capitol:

The current State Capitol building in Montgomery was rebuilt in 1850 after the original was burnt.

Alabama State Archives and History Museum:

The State Archives in Montgomery was established in 1901 as the nation’s first state archive agency. The objects on display and the architectural beauty of the building are definitely worth seeing.

Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix, the most populous capital in the United States, is the capital of the state of Arizona. The city is also the only state capital with more than a million inhabitants in America. The population of Phoenix in 2016 is 1,615,017.

Furthermore as a city, Phoenix was born in 1881. Prior to this date, from 1867 onwards, it had shown its presence as a small agricultural community.

Phoenix is popular with its hot climate and attracts many sun-loving people during the cold winter months.

Sights to See in Phoenix

Heard Museum:

The famous Heard Museum attracts attention with art and culture of Southwest, Indian peoples, baskets, ceramics, jewelry, textiles and large kachina doll collections.

The museum’s exhibition galleries and open courtyards are based on traditional and contemporary American native art. You should definitely go inside to learn about this local history and see traditional arts.

Taliesin West:

The school on the outskirts of the McDowell Mountains is now the international center of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The building, made of local materials such as redwood, was built entirely by Wright and the apprentices between 1937-1959.

Desert Botanical Garden:

There are about 140 acres in the garden. In addition, there are tens of thousands of plants in 55 acres under cultivation. There are more than 1000 volunteers and more than 100 staff. There are many pavement trails and you need to spend a lot of time here.

Heritage Square:

Phoenix’s original town, Heritage Square is a popular tourist destination with eight restored homes dating back to the early days of the city. Furthermore, these buildings usually belong to the end of the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Also, people use most homes as shops and restaurants.

Phoenix Art Museum:

The Phoenix Art Museum has a collection of European Renaissance and Baroque, Far East and American West. The museum also has contemporary artworks, fashion design, live performances, and films.

Arizona Science Center:

The Arizona Science Center has hundreds of interactive exhibits in five galleries with a unique theme. In addition, there is an exhibition featuring the IMAX theater with 200 people and the planetarium. In addition, the Science Center also works with various programs to promote global awareness on issues such as Global Warming and Climate Change.

Papago Park:

This 1.200-acre park features bicycle paths, nature trails, and a golf course. In addition, the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Garden are located in Papago Park.

Phoenix Zoo:

Phoenix Zoo in Papago Park is famous for Sumatran tigers and orangutans. There are more than 1,400 animals, including countless extinct species that invite animal lovers to the zoo.

Little Rock 

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Founded in 1831 in the southern part of the Arkansas River, the city is the capital of the state of Arkansas and at the same time the most populous city. By 2016, the population of the city has reached 198,541.

Little Rock and its surroundings are central to some of the world’s largest non-profit organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Arkansas, Clinton Presidency Center, Clinton Foundation, Heifer International and Winrock International.

Sights to See in Little Rock

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site:

In 1957, nine African-American teenagers entered the school in their early days when racism was about to end. That day was an important event in the history of the Civil Rights movement. Furthermore, the US Army 101 Airborne Department came to Little Rock to escort nine students to the school the next day.

William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum:

The Clinton Presidency Library has an archive research facility and a museum. Here, you can see, Clinton’s gifts as President and over a million photographs.

Old State House Museum:

Designed by Gideon Shryock and one of the finest examples of Dor architecture in the southern states. The building was completed in 1842 and some changes were made in 1885.

State Capitol:

Based on the US Capitol design in Washington, the State Capitol is made of white marble and granite. The front entrance doors for the State Capitol are made of bronze and the dome is covered with 24-carat gold sheets. Furthermore visitors can explore the building and land on a planned tour.

River Market District:

The River Market is a year-round marketplace offering 10,000 square meters of shops, benches, and tables selling food and unique products. Furthermore Market Hall, food stalls, coffee vendors, grocery store and packaging options are an open concept.

Little Rock Zoo:

The Little Rock Zoo has a collection of medium-sized animals in about 200 different species from around the world. While this is not a large zoological garden, it protects a good collection of large and exotic animals, including elephants, Zulu, big cat, rhinos, and bears.

Sacramento

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Sacramento, the capital of the state of California, had a population of 493,023 in 2016. The city, took its name from the Sacramento River. Furthermore in a project by Harward University for Time magazine in 2002, it is named as “America’s Most Diverse City”.

Sights to See in  Sacramento

State Capitol:

The State Capitol building was built in 1860 in a typical neo-Classical style.

California State Railroad Museum:

The California State Railroad Museum is one of the largest railroad museums in the world and has over 100,000 square feet of exhibition space. Furthermore, it has restored locomotives and railway coaches of all ages. You can see almost all cars inside. Located in Old Sacramento, this museum is one of the city’s favorite attractions.

Old Sacramento:

The historic district of Sacramento stretches along the Sacramento River. It was a vibrant trade area in the early years of the city. Due to the floods that occurred along the river over time, the old city had a lot of damage. Today, many buildings in Old Sacramento work as shops and restaurants.

California Automobile Museum:

Founded in 1987, the automobile museum exhibits an example from every model of Ford brand cars produced between 1903-53. In addition, the museum exhibits more than 160 antique and classic vehicles that describe the development of the car in America.

Fairytale Town:

Fairytale Town is a family park with all kinds of entertaining and educational things for children to see. The park has farm animals, learning gardens, and theme play areas based on fairytales and nursery rhymes.

Denver

Denver is the capital of the state of Colorado and at the same time, it is the most populous city. The population of the city has reached 699,729 as of 2016. In addition, it is the 19th most populous city in America. Globalization and World Cities Research Network ranked Denver as a Beta-world city.

Sights to See in Denver

Mount Evans:

The Mount Evans Highway (State Highway 5) is a seasonal road. It is closed in the winter months, and reopened usually in May. Opening dates may depend on the weather. In addition, Mount Evans is especially busy on weekends during the summer. Weekday days and early morning hours are some of the fewer visit times. It may be a better option for those who want to escape from the big crowd.

Museum of Nature & Science:

Most notable exhibits include dinosaur skeletons, remains of Ice Age animals, and a collection of minors from the Coors family. It also draws attention to the works of prehistoric Indian peoples. The museum has changing exhibits, so there is always something new to see.

There is also the IMAX Theater and a Planetarium.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts:

On the south side of Larimer Square, there is the Denver Performing Arts Center, the Boettcher Concert Hall, a gigantic cultural center, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and the Auditorium Theater. Furthermore one night in the Performing Arts Center, it could mean seeing a Broadway show, playing a game, or making other various fun. This place is home to all kinds of important things. Denver Center Theater Company, Denver Center Attractions, and the Denver Center Theater Academy.

Denver Botanic Gardens:

It is one of the largest botanical gardens in the United States.  Located at the end of the 1950s and occupy 23 acres of land next to Cheesman Park.

Larimer Square:

A successful example of urban renewal in Denver is Larimer Square. Furthermore, it is a well-restored building of the Civil War period.

Denver Public Library:

Famed architect Michael Graves is a well-known Denver Public Library, which opened in 1995. The library has a collection of western history and genealogical studies.

Colorado State Capitol:

It is located on a low hill on the eastern side of the park.