Survey says Americans can't locate Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, or The White House

Survey Says Americans Can't Locate Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, or The White House


According to a new survey, the majority of people don't know where the Grand Canyon is. There are even some people who don't know the White House is in Washington, DC.

Intrepid Travel surveyed 2,000 US residents about national landmarks and a lot of people have a lot of homework to do.

Let's start with the seemingly impossible results: 3% didn't know Times Square was in New York City and another 3% didn't know where the White House was.

63% of people had no idea the Space Needle was in Seattle. And Mount Rushmore - you know, the massive sculptures of the heads of four US presidents - yeah 40% of people didn't know was in South Dakota.

Grand Canyon gets 5 million visitors a year. It's 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep. That's all great, but apparently 57% of those surveyed didn't know it was in Arizona.

Related: Click through to see the most stunning landmarks in New York City
10 PHOTOS
New York City sights, landmarks
See Gallery
Survey says Americans can't locate Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, or The White House
New York City downtown and Brooklyn bridge
new york city august 07 the ...
The Empire State Building in New York City, Manhattan.
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North America
New York City, New York, United States, North America
statue at rockefeller centre, fifth avenue, new york, usa
ABC NEWS - 9/24/15 - Coverage of Pope Francis' visit to New York City to celebrate Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral which will air on all ABC News programs and platforms. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
Ice skaters having fun in New York Central Park in fall
View of the midtown Manhattan skyline and Central Park in New York City.
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE


More from AOL.com:
Pigeons lead cops to $70,000 marijuana grow house bust
MO mail carrier notices untouched mail, finds farmer stranded for 3 days
Queen Elizabeth II sends man 'thank you' note
Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.