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Wikipedia Takes America is a campaign held each September to organize Wikipedia Takes Your City photo scavenger hunts across the United States, to coincide with the Wiki Loves Monuments photography contest in the United States and throughout the world.

How it works[edit]

A typical plaque found on properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Anyone can plan an event! In fact, we invite you to recruit fellow Wikipedians and organize an expedition in your home city.

Is your city on the list below? If not, learn more about planning a local event.

Events by region[edit]

A possible convenient joint date to schedule local events would be Saturday September 21.

To be coordinated with event pages in Category:Wikipedia Takes America 2013.


The Northeastern United States, including the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the Mid-Atlantic states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Albany – Saturday, September 21
  • Binghamton (possible)
  • Brooklyn – Saturday, September 7
  • Long Island (possible)
  • Manhattan
  • Queens – Saturday, September 21
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont


The Midwestern United States, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Chicago
  • Rockford
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Dubuque
  • Melbourne
  • Michigan
  • Ann Arbor
  • Jackson
  • Monroe
  • Grand Rapids
  • Minnesota
  • Minneapolis
  • St. Cloud
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Alliance
  • Papillion
  • Sidney
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee


The Southern United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia


The Western United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
  • Las Vegas
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington

Insular areas[edit]

United States insular areas
  • Pacific
    Guam – Saturday, September 28

Past campaigns[edit]

See also[edit]

WP:NRHP has organized a September-long, nationwide contest at Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/NRHP Fall 2013 Photo Contest for fun and barnstars with sub-contests including "longest road trip", "most railroad related sites", and a "Scavenger hunt". Note that this is not part of the official WLM-US "Best photo" contest, and no monetary prizes will be awarded. Smallbones(smalltalk) 15:13, 30 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]