16. Ellis Island
Ellis Island is located in the port of both New York and New Jersey.
It is a place with a lot of history and served as the main immigration office in New York for 50 years beginning in 1892. It processed 12,000 people each day.
Visitors to the island will get to experience what it was like to be an immigrant all those years ago thanks to the Immigration Museum on the island.
Self guided tours of the island are popular and audio guides to accompany are well worth the extra cash.