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Descubriendo América
 50 estados en 50 días, es un tour virtual que incluye ciudades, parques nacionales, cultura local y destinos poco conocidos en los estados de la Unión Americana. La Biblioteca Benjamín Franklin cuenta con libros y recursos electrónicos que contienen información sobre estos estados.

Delaware Día 1, Delaware
Delaware fue el primer estado en ratificar la Constitución de los Estados Unidos el 7 de diciembre de 1787. Ofrece mucha diversión para la familia; hermosas playas, historia, patrimonio cultural y muchos museos.
 Delaware tiene un programa para crear arrecifes artificiales mediante el hundimiento de vagones de metro, barcos y vehículos militares que ya no sirven. De esta manera se genera un nuevo hábitat para los peces.
Pennsylvania Día 2, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s landmarks tell America’s story. From Independence Hall in Philadelphia to the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg to the industrial center of Pittsburgh, this state is home to milestones of U.S. history.
NewJersey Día 3, New Jersey
New Jersey’s rich history spans the first victory of the American Revolution through Thomas Edison's inventions to groundbreaking research in chemistry and pharmacology. Explore its parks, lighthouses, architecture and museums.
 

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Georgia Día 4, Georgia
Georgia, el cuarto estado a unirse a la nueva nación, se separó con otros seis estados casi un siglo después y metió al país en una guerra civil. Los visitantes pueden encontrar la belleza tranquila del sur de antaño en los Estados Unidos junto con vibrantes centros urbanos como Atlanta. Martin Luther King Jr. nació en Atlanta, Georgia en 1929.
Connecticut Día 5, Connecticut
Although its motto says "We're full of surprises," Connecticut is really full of firsts. Waterbury hosted the first golf tournament for women; Simsbury operated the first steel mill in the United States; and Salisbury opened the first public library here.
Massachusetts Día 6, Massachusetts
Located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, this New England state entices tourists with everything from the fall colors of the Berkshire Mountains to the summer retreats of Nantucket, Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.
Maryland Día 7, Maryland
Located at the center of the Eastern Seaboard, Maryland is home to a diversity of landscapes from the beaches of the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay, through the metropolitan streets of Baltimore, to the forests of the Appalachian Trail.
South Carolina Día 8, South Carolina
The next stop on our tour of the United States is South Carolina. Also known as the Palmetto State, South Carolina ratified the U.S. constitution on May 23, 1788, to become the eighth state in the union.
New Hampshire Día 9, New Hampshire
Fulfilling its state motto of "Live Free or Die," New Hampshire was the first colony to declare its independence from England, and its delegates were the first to vote on the Declaration of Independence.
Virginia Día 10, Virginia
Virginia is also called the Old Dominion, a nickname inspired by the state's loyalty to the Royalist cause during the English Civil War and afterward, during the English Commonwealth.
New York Día 11, New York
New York is often referred to as the Empire State because of its relative wealth and variety of resources.
North Carolina Día 12, North Carolina
The next stop on our tour of the United States is North Carolina. The 12th state to join the union, North Carolina ratified the U.S. Constitution on November 21, 1789.
Rhode Island Día 13, Rhode Island
Rhode Island is the next stop on our tour of the United States. The last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution, Rhode Island joined the union on May 29, 1790.
Vermont Día 14, Vermont
Nicknamed the Green Mountain State, Vermont has 223 mountains over 600 meters in elevation and is famous for its ski resorts.
Kentucky Día 15, Kentucky
Nicknamed the Bluegrass State, Kentucky is known for both its Thoroughbred horses and its pastoral landscapes.
Tennessee Día 16, Tennessee
Planes, trains, automobiles or boats — whichever way you travel, you'll find something worthy of your journey in Tennessee. In fact, 65 percent of the U. S. population is within a day’s drive of Tennessee. But there's so much to do there, you'll want to stay.
Ohio Día 17, Ohio
Bridging the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States, Ohio bills itself as the "Heart of It All."
Louisiana Día 18, Louisiana
Louisiana is the next stop on our tour of the United States. Louisiana ratified the U.S. Constitution on April 30, 1812, to be the 18th state to join the union.
Indiana Día 19, Indiana
Connecting northern states to southern states and eastern regions to western regions, Indiana earns its moniker as the crossroads of America. Stop by to visit the largest children’s museum in the world or to experience “the greatest spectacle in racing."
Mississippi Día 20, Mississippi
Mississippi's official nickname is the Magnolia State. The magnolia is also the state's official flower.
Illinois Día 21, Illinois
Because it was once covered in prairie grasses, Illinois is nicknamed the Prairie State, though many refer to it as the Land of Lincoln.
Alabama Día 22, Alabama
The next stop on our tour of the United States is Alabama. Ratifying the U.S. Constitution on December 14, 1819, Alabama was the 22nd state to join the union.
Maine Día 23, Maine
From skiing down Saddleback Mountain to whitewater rafting along the Penobscot River, a trip to Maine will have you on the move. Maine’s dense forests and coastal plains lend its landscapes splendor while its New England roots give it charm.
Missouri Día 24, Missouri
Missouri’s seat at the frontier of U.S. western expansion earned it the moniker “Gateway to the West.” It also infused it with Eastern, Western and Southern influences.
Arkansas Día 25, Arkansas
The next stop on our tour of the United States is Arkansas. Arkansas ratified the U.S. Constitution on June 15, 1836, to become the 25th state in the union.
Michigan Día 26, Michigan
Michigan is the next stop on our tour of the United States. Michigan ratified the U.S. Constitution on January 26, 1837, to become the 26th member of the union.
Florida Día 27, Florida
Experience an evening of fireworks at Magic Kingdom, sink your toes into some South Beach sand or watch a stock car race. It’s all available in Florida. And with a nickname like The Sunshine State, there’s a chance for good weather.
Texas Día 28, Texas
Whether you prefer rodeos or live music shows, country fairs or urban sprawls, rugged desert or sandy beaches, there’s a place for you. It’s called Texas. And even though it’s part of the United States, “it’s like a whole other country.”
 
Iowa Día 29, Iowa
Nestled between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, Iowa has a landscape of rolling hills and drift plains that are fit for farming. Catch a glimpse from above at the National Balloon Classic or experience the state’s farming heritage at the Iowa State Fair.
Wisconsin Día 30, Wisconsin
Whether you are snowmobiling through Eagle River, enjoying a fish fry in Door County, kayaking through the Apostle Islands or cheering on the Green Bay Packers, a trip to Wisconsin will have you wishing you could "stay just a little bit longer".
California Día 31, California
With lush valleys and barren deserts, California is hard to capture. Los Angeles is home to films while Sonoma is home to wine. San Francisco boasts iconic monuments while San Diego has the beaches. But with so many options, it’s easy to "find yourself here".
Minnesota Día 32, Minnesota
Ratifying the U.S. Constitution on May 11, 1858, Minnesota was the 32nd state to join the union. Minnesota is known as The North Star State, a nickname that evolved from its state motto L'Etoile du Nord or "Star of the North."
Oregon Día 33, Oregon
From the deepest lake in the United States to one of the most climbed mountains in the world, Oregon’s natural wonders attract thousands of visitors each year.”
Washington, D.c. Washington, D.C.
The U.S. congress designated Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States when it signed the Residence Act on July 16, 1790. Home of the White House and host to 176 diplomatic missions, Washington, D.C., is more than “A Capital City,” it’s the heartbeat of the United States. Visit one of the Smithsonian’s national museums, tour the National Mall or enjoy a performance at the Kennedy Center.
Kansas Día 34, Kansas
With rolling prairies, sunflowers and wheat fields, Kansas is bathed in a golden hue. It is also steeped in American West history. Visit Dodge City, where infamous jailbreaks and shootouts took place, or attend a rodeo to experience life as a modern cowboy.
West Virginia Día 35, West Virginia
West Virginia is referred to as the outdoor recreation capital of the eastern United States. It offers everything from skiing down a black-diamond mountain to whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley rivers. Come see why West Virginia is “Wild and Wonderful.”
Nevada Día 36, Nevada
With 88 locations displaying neon signs, it is hard to see past the glow of the Las Vegas Strip — but there is more to Nevada. Enjoy cowboy poetry in Elko, rev up your motorcycles in Laughlin, ski in Lake Tahoe or toss a coin over Boulder City’s Hoover Dam.
Nebraska Día 37, Nebraska
Home to the annual Indian powwow at Macy, the yearly migration of 1.5 million sandhill cranes, the ongoing college record for consecutive sell-out football games and one of the world's wealthiest men, Warren Buffett, the Cornhusker State is full of surprises.
Colorado Día 38, Colorado
Whether it’s a nature escape or a relaxing retreat you seek, a Colorado vacation will be nothing short of colorful. See the United States’ tallest sand dunes or the world’s largest hot springs.
North Dakota Día 39, North Dakota
North Dakota is nicknamed The Peace Garden State after the International Peace Garden, which straddles the boundary between North Dakota and the Canadian province of Manitoba.
South Dakota Día 40, South Dakota
South Dakota bills itself as “Great Faces, Great Places.” And with four presidential visages carved into granite and rugged landscapes such as the Badlands, it’s easy to see why.
Montana Día 41, Montana
With one of the largest areas in the United States yet one of the smallest populations, Montana really is “Big Sky Country.” Although it may have fewer than three inhabitants per square kilometer, Montana is home to both Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.
Washington Día 42, Washington
Washington is the only state in the ‘lower 48’ where you can explore a national park in a temperate rainforest in the morning, hike the trails at a National Volcanic Monument in the afternoon and smell the desert sage as the sun sets.
Idaho Día 43, Idaho
Within its borders there’s a canyon deeper than the Grand Canyon, a waterfall higher than Niagara Falls, sand dunes taller than Death Valley’s and historical trails as old as the U.S. itself.
Wyoming Día 44, Wyoming
It is a place of unspoiled mountain vistas and vast forested wilderness, home of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Wyoming is also one of the few remaining parts of the United States where the West is indeed still wild.
Utah Día 45, Utah
A land of wild adventures, ancient myths and beautiful landscapes, Utah is home to five national parks whose names—Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands—only hint at their wonder and majesty.
Oklahoma Día 46, Oklahoma
From forests to sand dunes to rolling prairies to cypress swamps, Oklahoma has more diverse terrain per square mile than any other state. It also contains the headquarters of 39 Native American nations, the most drivable miles of Route 66 (with some of the best-preserved roadside attractions), world-class Western art museums and real-life cowboys and cowgirls, who you can watch in action at the Oklahoma City Stockyards’ twice-weekly auctions.
New Mexico Día 47, New Mexico
New Mexico’s ancient-yet-living cultures, awe-inspiring landscapes, uncharted outposts and authentic characteristics have made it a haven for artists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. It’s a place where simple activities become rich, life-altering experiences. New Mexico is the place to come for adventures steeped in culture; for adventures that feed your spirit and fill your soul.
Arizona Día 48, Arizona
From road trips and outdoor thrills to rejuvenating resorts and authentic local cuisine, Arizona is rich in exciting travel adventures. You can experience unforgettable exhilarating scenery, including the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon National Park and the Sonoran Desert. Retreat to a quaint bed and breakfast or historic inn, or reward yourself at a luxurious resort and spa.
Alaska Día 49, Alaska
The state is known for its wild seafood, spectacular wildlife and the Alaska Highway. In winter, ski resorts featuring downhill and Nordic trails will charm and challenge even the most accomplished adventure enthusiast. The dancing lights of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, provide an awe-inspiring experience for travellers from around the world.
Hawaii Día 50, Hawaii
One could say Hawaii is the most exotic destination in the United States, with a unique cultural and geographic environment that exists nowhere else on Earth. Each island has its own cultural identity and gives the visitor a different experience, whether you want to be enchanted by Kaua‘i’s lush, natural beauty, learn to surf at Waikiki Beach on O‘ahu, explore an artist community in the town of Pa‘ia on Maui or hike to a secluded waterfall on Hawai‘i’s Big Island.

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