Click on the USA Map above to see who explored the different parts or see below.
Ponce de Leon – Did you know that Ponce de Leon was looking for the mythical Fountain of Youth when he stumbled upon the peninsula of Florida? Read all about this explorer’s timeless voyage and how his discoveries paved the way for St. Augustine, the first permanent European settlement in the New World.
Hernando de Soto - Learn all about the exciting voyage of Hernando de Soto as his expedition explored the American south, from Florida to North Carolina to Texas.
Francisco Coronado – Did you know that members of Coronado’s expedition discovered
the Grand Canyon? Can you imagine what they must have thought? Learn all about Coronado’s tireless search through the American southwest for the Seven Cities of Cibola
Giovanni da Verrazano – Learn all about the expedition of this Italian explorer sailing for Spain. Today, a massive bridge in New York City bears his name.
Marquette and Joliet - These French missionaries traversed eastern Canada before before heading south along the Mississippi River. Learn all about their discoveries.
Lewis and Clark - The Lewis and Clark journey is one of the most famous of all American adventure stories. Did you
know only one person died on the entire two year journey? He died from a burst appendix. Learn more by visiting my Lewis and Clark interactive route map!