If one does an image search for 'Kentucky', it doesn't matter what search engine you use, chances are an image of Churchill Downs will appear on the first page. It would appear the homeplace of the Kentucky Derby is the state's most iconic landmark. I guess that may not be entirely surprising, but it's interesting how an entire state can sometimes be painted with a single brush like that. Seems that other states, though might be harder to sum up with a single easily recognizable image of a landmark that says "xxx (location)". California or New York come to mind here. Part of the difficulty comes from the fact that most states have fairly diverse environments and people, and while a picture of, say, the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty may say "New York City" to most people, Manhattan hardly typifies the character of the state. Texas, on the other hand, while diverse in its' environment and people, seems more readily summed up with an iconic image of the Alamo and all it represents.
What is the most iconic landmark in your state (or area if you live in a bigger state)?