Secrets of America's Favorite Places

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Secrets of America's Favorite PlacesThere are plenty of well-known stories associated with legendary landmarks in the U.S. Even so, Discovery Family Channel asks a probing question: Do we really know these landmarks? Searching for new, eye-opening revelations, "Secrets of America's Favorite Places" travels to famous structures and places, from San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz Island Prison to New York City's historic Grand Central Terminal. Eight half-hour episodes feature interviews and commentary from historians, U.S. National Park Service members, conspiracy theorists, artists and pop culture experts. The Lincoln Memorial, Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty are visited as well.
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S1, EP8 "Central Park"Exploring the 843 acres of green tranquility that make up Central Park; secret parts of the park that even city officials do not know how to reach; the entire village that vanished from the park; the several species of birds that call the park home.
S1, EP7 "Hollywood Boulevard"Film critic and Hollywood historian Leonard Maltin helps uncover secrets behind Hollywood Boulevard; the manufacturing of a Walk of Fame star from beginning to end; the mysteries of Grauman's Chinese Theater; the guarding of the Hollywood sign.
S1, EP5 "Golden Gate Bridge"A closer look at one of the most photographed and famous bridges in the world; the time the bridge almost collapsed under the weight of 500,000 people; evidence that shows the Japanese navy came close to destroying the bridge during World War II.
S1, EP4 "Alcatraz"What it was really like to do time in America's most notorious prison; a first-time interview with one of the last surviving Alcatraz inmates; a U.S. Marshal who is still investigating "The Great Escape of 1962" in which three inmates vanished.
S1, EP3 "Mount Rushmore"The process of carving sixty feet tall presidents' heads into solid granite; those who decided which presidents would be immortalized; the mountain carving of Native American warrior Crazy Horse underway just miles away from Mount Rushmore.
S1, EP2 "Lincoln's Washington"Secret messages possibly contained at the Lincoln Memorial; the cottage where Lincoln spent nearly a quarter of his presidency; the controversial statue that served as the landmark to honor Lincoln prior to the creation of the Lincoln Memorial.
S1, EP1 "Statue of Liberty"The Statue of Liberty's true origins; the damage of Lady Liberty during the first attack on America during World War I; the man who has spent his life maintaining the statue; a rare look at how the Coast Guard keeps a watchful eye on Lady Liberty.
There are plenty of well-known stories associated with legendary landmarks in the U.S. Even so, Discovery Family Channel asks a probing question: Do we really know these landmarks? Searching for new, eye-opening revelations, "Secrets of America's Favorite Places" travels to famous structures and places, from San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz Island Prison to New York City's historic Grand Central Terminal. Eight half-hour episodes feature interviews and commentary from historians, U.S. National Park Service members, conspiracy theorists, artists and pop culture experts. The Lincoln Memorial, Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty are visited as well.
Original Air Date: Jul 3, 2016
Genres: DocuseriesTV Series
Rating: TVG
Playback: HD
1 seasons available on demand (7 episodes)
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