Top 10 US landmarks to visit — and which DC icon makes the list

10. Biltmore Estate 

No top-rated tour recommended

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: Members of the County Carlow Association ride horses as they march past St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, March 17, 2017 in New York City. The New York City St. Patrick's Day parade, dating back to 1762, is the world's largest St. Patrick's Day celebration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
9. St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Top tour: NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour

(Courtesy Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A scenic overview of the hustle and bustle of the holidays at night beneath the magnificent tree in Rockefeller Center.
8. Rockefeller Center

Top Tour: Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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7. Empire State Building

Top Tour: Empire State Building Tickets — Observatory and Optional Skip Line Tickets

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PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII - DECEMBER 7:   Vice Admiral Michael Vitale pauses for a moment in the shrine room of the USS Arizona Memorial during a memorial service for the 69th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu on December 7, 2010 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On the morning of December 7, 1941 a surprise military attack was conducted by aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S. Pacific Fleet being moored in Pearl Harbor becoming a major catalyst for the United States entering World War II.  In the devastating attack over 2,400 people were killed and thousands wounded, and dozens of Navy vessels with were either sunk or destroyed. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
6. USS Arizona Memorial

Top Tour: Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Sightseeing Tour

(Courtesy Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

5. Statue of Liberty

Top Tour: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18:  People walk through Grand Central Terminal during train delays following a fire on May 18, 2016 in New York, New York. A fire last night below an elevated track in East Harlem stranded thousands of train passengers and briefly suspended service in and out of Grand Central Terminal. Most Metro North trains were running on a Saturday schedule for the Wednesday morning commute.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
4. Grand Central Terminal

Tour: Grand Central Indoor Food Tour

(Courtesy Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Media and guests walk through the citadel, also known as the the dungeon, during a tour of newly restored areas on Alcatraz Island Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in San Francisco. The National Park Service pulled the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz Island after $3 million in improvements to the guardhouse, the citadel and other historic features. The park service on Wednesday unveiled the results of more than a year of work. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
3. Alcatraz Island

Top Tour: Alcatraz Tour, plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan visit the Lincoln Memorial on April 27, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Prime Minister Abe is in the nation's Capital to discuss a range of economic, security, and global issues, including progress on the Trans Pacific Partnership, Japan's expanding role in the Alliance, and climate change. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)
2. Lincoln Memorial

Top Tour: Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

(Courtesy Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28:  A view of the Golden Gate Bridge on June 28, 2016 in San Francisco, California. A new video that allegedly supports ISIL has emerged on the internet shows San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge as well as the office building at 555 California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
1. Golden Gate Bridge

Top Tour: Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour

(Courtesy Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: Members of the County Carlow Association ride horses as they march past St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, March 17, 2017 in New York City. The New York City St. Patrick's Day parade, dating back to 1762, is the world's largest St. Patrick's Day celebration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A scenic overview of the hustle and bustle of the holidays at night beneath the magnificent tree in Rockefeller Center.
PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII - DECEMBER 7:   Vice Admiral Michael Vitale pauses for a moment in the shrine room of the USS Arizona Memorial during a memorial service for the 69th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu on December 7, 2010 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On the morning of December 7, 1941 a surprise military attack was conducted by aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S. Pacific Fleet being moored in Pearl Harbor becoming a major catalyst for the United States entering World War II.  In the devastating attack over 2,400 people were killed and thousands wounded, and dozens of Navy vessels with were either sunk or destroyed. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18:  People walk through Grand Central Terminal during train delays following a fire on May 18, 2016 in New York, New York. A fire last night below an elevated track in East Harlem stranded thousands of train passengers and briefly suspended service in and out of Grand Central Terminal. Most Metro North trains were running on a Saturday schedule for the Wednesday morning commute.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Media and guests walk through the citadel, also known as the the dungeon, during a tour of newly restored areas on Alcatraz Island Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in San Francisco. The National Park Service pulled the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz Island after $3 million in improvements to the guardhouse, the citadel and other historic features. The park service on Wednesday unveiled the results of more than a year of work. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan visit the Lincoln Memorial on April 27, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Prime Minister Abe is in the nation's Capital to discuss a range of economic, security, and global issues, including progress on the Trans Pacific Partnership, Japan's expanding role in the Alliance, and climate change. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28:  A view of the Golden Gate Bridge on June 28, 2016 in San Francisco, California. A new video that allegedly supports ISIL has emerged on the internet shows San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge as well as the office building at 555 California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Tourists comes to D.C. for the museums and monuments, but a TripAdvisor list of the Top 10 Landmarks in the U.S. includes only one of Washington’s iconic landmarks.

The Lincoln Memorial ranks No. 2 on the list, behind the Golden Gate Bridge.

TripAdvisor said it bases the list on an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks gathered over a 12-month period.

The list also includes the top-rated tours that go along with each landmark. For the Lincoln Memorial, it is the Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour.

TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Landmarks the U.S.:

  1. Golden Gate Bridge, Top Tour: Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour
  2. Lincoln Memorial, Top Tour: Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour
  3. Alcatraz Island, Top Tour: Alcatraz Tour, plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip
  4. Grand Central Terminal, Tour: Grand Central Indoor Food Tour
  5. Statue of Liberty, Top Tour: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour
  6. USS Arizona Memorial, Top Tour: Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Sightseeing Tour
  7. Empire State Building, Top Tour: Empire State Building Tickets — Observatory and Optional Skip Line Tickets
  8. Rockefeller Center, Top Tour: Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
  9. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Top Tour: NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour
  10. Biltmore Estate, (No top-rated tour recommended.)

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