Disappointing Travel Destination Four Corners Monument, United States | Somebody really tried hard to make this a tourist attraction. The Four Corners Monument marks the quadripoint in the Southwestern U.S. where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet. The location is – hold your breath! – the only point in the United States shared by four states. Now this must be something, somebody thought. And the idea of a tourist attraction was born. Using hands and legs one can step into all four states at once. That’s pretty much it. There is nothing else to do. You can move on.
On a side note: In 2009 a spokesperson for the U.S. National Geodetic Survey admitted the monument is placed 1,807 feet (551 m) east of where modern surveyors would mark the point. However, he defended the accuracy of the original survey, stating surveyors “nailed it” considering the primitive tools they used in the 1912.
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