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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Cahokia Mounds, some 13 km north-east of St Louis, Missouri, is the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico. It was occupied primarily during..

Natural Site

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

This karst landscape in the state of New Mexico comprises over 80 recognized caves. They are outstanding not only for their size but also for the prof..

Cultural Site

Chaco Culture

For over 2,000 years, Pueblo peoples occupied a vast region of the south-western United States. Chaco Canyon, a major centre of ancestral Pueblo cultu..

Natural Site

Everglades National Park

This site at the southern tip of Florida has been called a river of grass flowing imperceptibly from the hinterland into the sea. The exceptional vari..

Natural Site

Grand Canyon National Park

Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon (nearly 1,500 m deep) is the most spectacular gorge in the world. Located in the state of Arizona, ..

Natural Site

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Stretching over more than 200,000 ha, this exceptionally beautiful park is home to more than 3,500 plant species, including almost as many trees (130 ..

Natural Site

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

This site contains two of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mauna Loa (4,170 m high) and Kilauea (1,250 m high), both of which tower over the Pa..

Cultural Site

Independence Hall

The Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States (1787) were both signed in this building in Philadelphia. The univers..

Natural Site

Kluane Wrangell-St. Elias Glacier Bay Tatshenshini-Alsek

These parks comprise an impressive complex of glaciers and high peaks on both sides of the border between Canada (Yukon Territory and British Columbia..

Cultural Site

La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico

Between the 16th and 20th centuries, a series of defensive structures was built at this strategic point in the Caribbean Sea to protect t..

Natural Site

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park, located in the state of Kentucky, has the worlds largest network of natural caves and underground passageways, which are c..

Cultural Site

Mesa Verde National Park

A great concentration of ancestral Pueblo Indian dwellings, built from the 6th to the 12th century, can be found on the Mesa Verde plateau in south-we..

Cultural Site

Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

Thomas Jefferson (17431826), author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, was also a talented architec..

Cultural Site

Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point

Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point owes its name to a 19th-century plantation close to the site, which is in the Lower Mississippi Valley on a sli..

Natural Site

Olympic National Park

Located in the north-west of Washington State, Olympic National Park is renowned for the diversity of its ecosystems. Glacier-clad peaks interspersed ..

Mixed Site

Papahanaumokuakea

Papahnaumokukea is a vast and isolated linear cluster of small, low lying islands and atolls, with their surrounding ocean, roughly 250 km to the nort..

Natural Site

Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood National Park comprises a region of coastal mountains bordering the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. It is covered with a magnificent for..

Cultural Site

San Antonio Missions

The site encompasses a group of five frontier mission complexes situated along a stretch of the San Antonio River basin in southern Texas, as well as ..

Cultural Site

Statue of Liberty

Made in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for the steel framework), this towering monu..

Cultural Site

Taos Pueblo

Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this adobe settlement consisting of dwellings and ceremonial buildings represents the..