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Sights of the USA which are entered in the list of UNESCO

Grand Canyon in Arizona. Photo: Depositphotos

Grand Canyon in Arizona. Photo: Depositphotos

22 of 981 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located in the United States. These attractions have been chosen for their value to nature or cultural heritage. Among them - the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania, the Egyptian pyramids, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Grand Canyon in the United States.

We offer you a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the USA.

Parks and reserves Clayane, REngel-Saint-Elias, Glacier-Bhey and tatshenshini-alsek, Alaska and Canada

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

This system of parks includes an impressive range of glaciers and mountains on both sides of the US-Canadian border. Glacier Bay has the world's largest non-polar ice field, as well as some of the longest and most beautiful glaciers in the world.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Фото: Depositphotos

Фото: Depositphotos

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Grand Canyon is also called one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The canyon landscape is influenced by the flow of the Colorado River even today, although this process began about 17 a million years ago. The unique combination of bright colors of the breed and original forms of erosion makes the canyon a spectacular natural attraction. The Grand Canyon stretches 446 kilometers and reaches 29 kilometers wide and 1,6 kilometers deep. Every year, almost 5 of millions of tourists come to see this wonder of the world, and for them there are many access points to the canyon to admire its beauty.

Redwood National Park, California

tall trees in a beautiful green forest

Фото: Depositphotos

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

In the park "Redwood" is a forest of red trees, among which - the oldest and highest in the world. Spacious prairies, forest plantations of oaks, streams of wild rivers and almost 64 kilometers of untouched coast are also protected within the park. 5 visitor reception centers are working to visit the park, which offer tourists the opportunity to see this diverse and beautiful landscape more closely.

Yosemite National Park, California

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

In the heart of California, in Yosemite National Park, there are beautiful landscapes and spectacular views. Its valleys, multiple waterfalls, lakes, brilliant glacial domes and curved valleys are an example of how granite monoliths changed under the influence of glaciation. Plan to visit this World Heritage property in advance — the park’s website contains useful information regarding transportation and accommodation.

National Park Mesa Verde, Colorado

National Park Mesa Verde in Colorado. Photo: Depositphotos

National Park Mesa Verde in Colorado. Photo: Depositphotos

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Exceptional archaeological locations in Mesa Verde Park are very well preserved and are evidence of the ancient cultural traditions of Native Americans. They are a visual bridge between the past and the modern style of life of the Pueblo peoples in southwest America. The park is located near 5000 famous archaeological excavations, including 600 settlements in the rocks. There are different opportunities to visit at different times of the year, so it is recommended to plan a trip to Mesa Verde in advance.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

This park is the largest natural subtropical reservation in the United States with an area of ​​one and a half million acres. Many rare and endangered species of animals live here - manatees, American crocodiles and Florida cougar. In the Everglades there are opportunities for camping, boating, hiking, bird watching and tours with rangers.

Caokia Mounds Archaeological Site, Illinois

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.

At one time, Kaokiya was a city incomparable to others. The inhabitants of the Mississippi area, who inhabited the city, built in it many housing structures, from ordinary houses to monumental buildings that have preserved their grandeur for centuries. On the territory of the monument there is an interpretive center and amenities for visitors; You can walk here alone or with a guide.

Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Half of the world's geothermal objects (10 000) and the world's largest group of geysers (more than 300, or two-thirds of the world's total) are located in Yellowstone. The park is also known for its wild nature - there are grizzly bears, wolves, American bison and wapiti deer. Yellowstone is America's first national park, and visitors come here from all over the world.

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world with a length of over 644 kilometers. It is home to about 130 species of flora and fauna, as well as many wild cave animals. Visitors are offered cave tours, rock climbing, canoeing, picnic areas, horseback riding and cycling, camping and other outdoor activities. If you are going to the Mammoth Cave, it is recommended that you plan your trip in advance.

Glacier and Waterton Lakes, Montana and Canada National Parks

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Canada) and Glacier National Park (Montana, USA) in 1932 were combined into the world's first International Peace Park. Parks delight visitors with pristine forests, alpine meadows, rocky mountains and incredible lakes. There is also a real paradise for lovers of hiking - more than 700 miles of hiking trails amidst fascinating landscapes. The park's website has a lot of information for trip planning.

Carlsbad Caves National Park, New Mexico

Фото: Depositphotos

Фото: Depositphotos

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

Under these rocks, canyons, cacti, grass and rare trees are more than 118 caves. They all formed under the influence of sulfuric acid on the surrounding limestone. The age of some reaches 250-280 million years.

Chaco National Historical ParkNew Mexico

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

This collection of monumental public and official buildings indicates that its builders knew astronomical phenomena exactly. To understand the meaning of life and feel the connection with people who lived here before (850 and 1250 BC) help the Chaco excursions, its hiking and cycling routes, evening gatherings near the fire and the night sky observation program.

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Photo: Depositphoto

Photo: Depositphoto

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. This village of mud buildings in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande represents the culture of the Pueblo Indians from Arizona and New Mexico. Clay dwellings and ceremonial buildings stand as evidence of the eternal culture of an ethnic group that formed at the turn of the 13 and 14 centuries. In these houses, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, people have lived continuously for more than 1000 years.

Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

The Statue of Liberty Illuminating the World is a gift of friendship from the people of France for the 100th anniversary of American independence, unveiled on October 28, 1886. The statue stands in New York Harbor, and since its inception has welcomed millions of immigrants arriving in America. To get to the Statue of Liberty for sure, you need to plan your visit in advance.

Independence Hall, PA

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

In this house in Philadelphia, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were signed. The universal principles of freedom and democracy set forth in these documents are of great importance for American history and have had a significant influence on the legislators of many countries of the world. Along with Independence Hall, you can also see the First Bank of the United States, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, Franklin Court, and the Center Bell of Liberty.

La Fortaleza and San Juan, Puerto Rico

Фото: Depositphotos

Фото: Depositphotos

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

The massive fortifications of San Juan include the fortress of La Fortaleza and the fort 3 - San Felipe del Morro, San Cristobal and San Juan de la Cruz. To this day, there is a part of the old city wall built between 16 and 19 for centuries in order to protect the city and the San Juan Bay. When visiting this historic place, you can explore fortifications, go on a tour, watch a video program and just have fun.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Great Smoky Mountains - the most visited national park of America. And this is not surprising - among landscapes of incredible beauty, more than 3500 plant species are growing, and the local nature has practically not been influenced by humans. Auto tours, cycling and hiking trails, camping, fishing and just walking among the beauty of the wild nature will give you incredible pleasure.

Monticello and University of Virginia, Virginia

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Monticello Manor was designed by the third US president and author of the American Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson. Both this house and the campus of the nearby University of Virginia incredibly fit into the natural landscape of the area and are examples of neoclassical architecture.

Olympic National Park, Washington

Фото: Depositphotos

Фото: Depositphotos

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

In the Olympic Park there is an incredible beauty of the coast, and picturesque lakes, and majestic mountains with glaciers, and even a rainforest. Due to this diversity of ecosystems, it seems as if you visited 3 Park right away. 5 tourist centers operate on its territory - use their services to get the most out of the rest on the coast.

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