Secrets of America's Favorite Places

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (9)

From San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz Island Prison to New York City's historic Grand Central Terminal, Secrets of America's Favorite Places travels the U.S. in search of new and astonishing revelations surrounding America's most beloved historical icons with interviews and commentary from historians, U.S. National Park Service members, conspiracy theorists, artists and pop culture experts. Throughout the eight-episode season, the series will visit famous structures and places including the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and Grand Central Terminal (New York), the Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.), Hollywood Boulevard, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz (California) and Mount Rushmore (South Dakota).

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Central Park
8. Central Park
August 21, 2016
New York City's Central Park is featured. Included: its natural and engineered components; its most secret areas; and the purpose of the codes on its lampposts. Also: the history of a village that disappeared from the area.
Hollywood Boulevard
7. Hollywood Boulevard
August 14, 2016
The Hollywood Walk of Fame stars on Hollywood Boulevard are featured, including a view of how they're made. Also: secrets about Grauman's Chinese Theater; and the security covering the iconic Hollywood sign.
Grand Central Terminal
6. Grand Central Terminal
August 7, 2016
No train station has more tracks and platforms than New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Get rare access behind Grand Central’s 14-foot in diameter clock – with a face that is the world’s largest piece of Tiffany glass. Why did Nazi spies try to gain access to Grand Central’s basement during World War II? And is it true there’s a secret train track for use by U.S. Presidents only?
Golden Gate Bridge
5. Golden Gate Bridge
July 31, 2016
The Golden Gate Bridge is the most photographed and most famous bridge in the world. Its “International Orange” color is iconic, but few know the color was chosen by a strange fluke. The bridge has endured earthquakes with grace, but it almost collapsed on its 50th anniversary when 500,000 people partied on the span to celebrate. Did you know there’s evidence that the Japanese navy came very close to destroying Golden Gate Bridge during World War II?
Alcatraz
4. Alcatraz
July 24, 2016
What was it really like to do hard time in America’s most notorious prison? One of the last surviving former Alcatraz inmates gives his first-ever TV interview and shatters many myths surrounding the famous prison. Meet a U.S. Marshal who is still investigating The Great Escape of 1962 during which three inmates vanished from the island and were never seen again.
Mount Rushmore
3. Mount Rushmore
July 17, 2016
What did it take to carve the four presidents heads – sixty feet tall each – into solid granite? Who decided which presidents would be immortalized? As massive as the presidents are on Mount Rushmore, there’s an even bigger mountain carving of Native American warrior Crazy Horse underway just a few miles away.
Lincoln's Washington
2. Lincoln's Washington
July 10, 2016
Are there secret messages contained at the Lincoln Memorial? You’ll be shocked to know that Abraham Lincoln often traveled around Washington, D.C. alone – without a security detail. Visit an often-overlooked Washington, D.C. cottage where Lincoln spent nearly a quarter of his presidency. And would you believe almost 50 years before the Lincoln Memorial was built on the National Mall, a little-known controversial statue served as the nation’s landmark to honor Lincoln?
Statue of Liberty
1. Statue of Liberty
July 3, 2016
Did you know that the conventional wisdom that the statue was a gift from the French government is incorrect? Just how damaged was Lady Liberty by the first terrorist attack on America during World War I? Meet a man who spent decades of his life climbing to the top of the statue to maintain it. And get a rare look at how the Coast Guard keeps a constant watchful eye over Lady Liberty.
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From San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz Island Prison to New York City's historic Grand Central Terminal, Secrets of America's Favorite Places travels the U.S. in search of new and astonishing revelations surrounding America's most beloved historical icons with interviews and commentary from historians, U.S. National Park Service members, conspiracy theorists, artists and pop culture experts. Throughout the eight-episode season, the series will visit famous structures and places including the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and Grand Central Terminal (New York), the Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.), Hollywood Boulevard, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz (California) and Mount Rushmore (South Dakota).

Secrets of America's Favorite Places is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on July 3, 2016.

Where to Watch Secrets of America's Favorite Places

Secrets of America's Favorite Places is available for streaming on the Discovery Family website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Secrets of America's Favorite Places on demand at Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 3, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (9)