Eternal Icons: Top 100 Celebrity Landmarks in America

We surveyed 3,000 Americans to find out which landmarks associated with deceased celebrities they most want to visit. The results are illustrated below.

Key Findings

    • Diverse Interests Reflected: The top 10 landmarks reveal a broad spectrum of American interests, from music and film to history and innovation, indicating a rich variety of cultural and historical appreciation among Americans.
    • Music Dominates: With four out of the top ten sites dedicated to music legends (Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Patsy Cline, and Prince), it’s clear that musical icons hold a special place in the hearts of many Americans, transcending generations and genres.
    • Historical Significance: The inclusion of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Henry Ford Museum highlights a deep reverence for historical figures who have shaped the nation, emphasizing the importance of understanding and honoring America’s past.
    • Regional Representation: The list spans across the U.S., from the Pacific Northwest (Kurt Cobain Memorial) to the Deep South (Graceland, Patsy Cline Museum), showcasing the geographic diversity of cultural landmarks and the widespread influence of these celebrities.
    • Impact of Early Life: Sites like the Elvis Presley Birthplace and the Judy Garland Museum underscore the fascination with the humble beginnings of celebrities, offering fans a deeper connection by exploring where these icons started their journeys.
    • Legacy of Innovation: The Henry Ford Museum’s presence in the top 10 highlights the admiration for American ingenuity and the impact of technological advancements on society, reflecting a broader appreciation for innovation beyond the entertainment industry.
    • Intimate Connections: Locations such as Paisley Park and the Andy Warhol Museum allow fans to gain intimate insights into the personal and creative lives of these icons, making the experience deeply personal and reflective.
    • Educational Value: Many of these sites, such as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and the Emily Dickinson Museum, offer educational opportunities that enrich visitors’ understanding of historical events, literary contributions, and cultural milestones.


Online panel survey of 3,000 adults based on age, gender, and geography. Internal data sources are used to obtain population data sets. We used a two-step process to ensure representativeness through stratified sampling and post-stratification weighting.

Respondents are carefully chosen from a geographically representative online panel of double opt-in members. This selection is further tailored to meet the precise criteria required for each unique survey. Throughout the survey, we design questions to carefully screen and authenticate respondents, guaranteeing the alignment of the survey with the ideal participants.

To ensure the integrity of our data collection, we employ an array of data quality methods. Alongside conventional measures like digital fingerprinting, bot checks, geo-verification, and speeding detection, etc. each response undergoes a thorough review by a dedicated team member to ensure quality and contextual accuracy. Our commitment extends to open-ended responses, subjecting them to scrutiny for gibberish answers and plagiarism detection.