What do the Eifel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera House, and the Leaning tower of Pisa all have in common? They’re iconic images that are known world-wide. While Vermont may be small, we certainly have our own set of images that people from Vermont will recognize immediately. Let’s explore some popular sights from around the state.
1. The Whale's Tails
The sculpture of the Whale's Tails is titled Reverence and was created in 1989. It depicts two tails of whales "diving" into a sea of grass and is meant to symbolize the fragility of the planet.
2. UVM Morgan Horse Farm
1870 barn at the UVM Morgan Horse Barn in Weybridge, Vermont.
3. Quechee Gorge
This 165 ft. deep gorge is the deepest in Vermont and is a popular tourist attraction. It can be viewed from the US Route 4 bridge and from trails on both sides of the gorge.
4. Church Street Marketplace
A popular place for boutiques and specialty shops, as well as live music entertainment in Burlington.
5. The Ticonderoga
This 220 foot side wheel steamboat is a National Historic Landmark and can be found at the Shelburne Museum.
6. Bernie Sanders
While Bernie isn't from Vermont originally, there is no denying that people immediately associate him with Vermont.
7. The golden dome
On the capitol building in Montpelier sits a golden dome, one of the few states in the country to have this feature on their state house.
8. Bennington Battle Monument
The monument which stands 306 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall, commemorates the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War.
9. Floating Bridge
Vermont State Route 65 in Brookfield is home to the famous floating bridge.
10. Bennington painted cows, and more
Cows and moose and bulls, Oh my! Then again, what else would you expect from a state that has a
3 day festival
revolving around cows?
11. Champlain Valley Fair
Vermonters from all over look forward to this 10 day fair each year.
12. Macintosh apples
Whether we pick them ourselves or buy them at the store, the best apples are always from Vermont.
13. Simon Pearce
The premises for Simon Pearce studio and restaurant are simply stunning and unique.
14. Holstein Cows
These cows are not only all over the landscape, the cow print is famous too. Especially at Ben & Jerry's!
15. Hope Cemetery
The Hope Cemetery in Barre has monuments you won't find anywhere else in the world. Each is a stunning work of art.
16. Norman Rockwell
Rockwell's iconic paintings are full of small town, quaint charm - Just what you'd expect to find in Vermont. So it should come as no surprise that he painted these works while living in Vermont.
17. Kettle Pond
Kettle Pond in Groton State Park has a unique shape that is beautiful to view from any angle.
18. Hot Air Balloon Festival
There is something for everyone at the Stowe Hot Air Balloon Festival. There are others around Vermont - be sure to catch one this summer.
19. Ben & Jerry's
This Vermont made treat gives a special nod to the world famous band, Phish, which was formed in Burlington.