Grand Canyon National Park was named as an official national park in 1919, but the
landmark had been well known to Americans for over thirty years prior. In 1903, President
Theodore Roosevelt visited the site and said: "The Grand Canyon fills me with awe.
It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the
wide world... Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to
mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it.” See it!!!
Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky, encompassing
portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. The official
name of the system is the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System for the ridge under which
the cave has formed. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941.
It became a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere
Reserve on September 26, 1990.
Mammoth Cave - Kentucky
Niagara Falls s the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international
border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. They
form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls
are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe
Falls lie on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side, separated
by Goat Island. Total height - 167 feet, Average Flow- 64,750 cu ft/sec
Niagara Falls - New York
EMeteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater approximately 43 miles east of Flagstaff,
near Winslow in the northern Arizona desert of the United States. Meteor Crater lies
at an elevation of about 5,709 ft above sea level. It is about 4,000 ft in diameter,
some 570 ft deep , and is surrounded by a rim that rises 150 ft above the surrounding
plains. The crater was created about 50,000 years ago during the Pleistocene epoch
when the local climate on the Colorado Plateau was much cooler. and damper.
Meteor Crater - Arizona
Old Faithful is a cone geyser located in Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park in
the United States. Old Faithful was named in 1870 during the Washburn-Langford-Doane
Expedition and was the first geyser in the park to receive a name. It is also called
the most predictable geographical feature on Earth erupting almost every 91 minutes.
Eruptions can shoot 3,700 to 8,400 US gallons of boiling water to a height of 106
to 185 feet lasting from 1.5 to 5 minutes.
Old Faithful, Yellowstone Nat. Park - Wyoming
Rainbow Bridge National Monument is administered by Glen Canyon National Recreation
Area, southern Utah, USA. Rainbow Bridge is often described as the world's highest
natural bridge. The span of Rainbow Bridge was reported in 1974 by the Bureau of
Reclamation to be 275 feet, but a laser measurement in 2007 has resulted in a span
of 234 feet At the top it is 42 feet thick and 33 feet wide. Located in the rugged,
isolated canyons at the feet of Navajo Mountain, Rainbow Bridge was known for centuries
by the Native Americans who have long held the bridge sacred.
Rainbow Bridge - Southeast Utah
Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress
family. Common names include coast redwood, California redwood, and giant redwood.
It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1200–1800 years or more. This
species includes the tallest trees on Earth, reaching up to 379 feet in height and
up to 26 feet in diameter at breast height. Before commercial logging and clearing
began by the 1850s, this massive tree occurred naturally in 2,100,000 acres.
America’s Giant Redwoods - California
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of
vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft above the valley floor. It is
located on the Arizona-Utah state line (around 36°59′N 110°6′W), near the Four Corners
area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible
from U.S. Highway 163. Between 1948 and 1967, the southern extent of the Monument
Upwarp was mined for uranium.
Monument Valley, Utah
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Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near
Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche
River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet above the surrounding terrain and the summit
is 5,114 feet above sea level. In recent years, about 1% of the Monument's 400,000
annual visitors climb Devils Tower, mostly using traditional climbing techniques
Devils Tower was the first declared US National Monument, in 1906.
Devil’s Tower - Wyoming
There are hundreds of beautiful, naturally created sites around the globe. Sadly,
we often overlook some of the sites located closest to home – in our own backyards.
If you’re a United States citizen or a visitor from another country - you should
definitely consider checking out some of America’s most incredible natural wonders.
There is a dazzling spectacle that should be put on your do not miss list. America
The Beautiful truly is - just that.....
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve constitutes two official park units jointly
managed by the National Park Service in the Alaska panhandle west of Juneau. President
Calvin Coolidge first proclaimed the area around Glacier Bay a national monument
under the Antiquities Act on February 25, 1925. Subsequent to an expansion of the
monument by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation
Act enlarged the national monument by 523,000 acres. (2116.5 km²) on December 2,
1980 and in the process created Glacier Bay National Park. Similarly ANILCA set
aside 57,000 additional acres (230.7 km²) of public land for Glacier Bay National
Preserve located to the immediate northwest of the park in order to protect a portion
of the Alsek River and related fish and wildlife habitats.
Glacier Bay - Alaska
The Grand Canyon - Arizona
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