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flag-of-united-statesAsk any American native, and they'll tell you that the United States is without a doubt the greatest country in the world. In terms of natural attractions, a very good case could be put forward. Encompassing diverse climates sustaining vastly contrasting landforms, the natural attractions of the United States are amongst the world’s best. Whilst the USA has used its vast natural resources to develop the world’s biggest economy and some of the world’s iconic urban landscapes, the creation of 58 National Parks has ensured that many of its natural treasures have been preserved for all to enjoy. Further, each US state has a State Park programme to preserve and protect locations which may lack the scale and profile of the National Parks, but lack nothing in comparable beauty. Across the country you will find magnificent forests, mountain ranges, vast canyons, barren deserts, unique rock formations carved by famous rivers, rugged coasts, great lakes, endless prairies, and tropical swamps. Whilst there are countries offering a similar diversity, none offer better access and infrastructure for visitors. Take California for an example of the diversity the country offers. It is home to the Sierra Nevada mountains, the forests and waterfalls of Yosemite and Seqouia, and also Death Valley, the hottest, lowest, and driest place in the United States. The US has so much to offer, that you could turn discovering its natural wonders into a lifetime’s work.
Capital city: Washington D.C Highest Point: Mount McKinley aka Denali (20,322ft / 6194m) Lowest Point: Death Valley (-282ft / -86m) Land Area: 3,537,454 sq. mi (9,161,966 sq. km) Water Area: 256,645 sq. mi (664,709 sq. km) Total Area: 3,794,100 sq. mi (9,826,675 sq. km) Coastline: 12,380 miles (19,924 km) Bordering countries (2) Canada, Mexico
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Alamere Falls

Alamere Falls

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Yosemite national park

Yosemite National Park

Nestling high in the Sierra Nevada mountains approximately 200 miles (320 kilometres) south-east of San Francisco, Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California is...
Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast

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The Wave Arizona

The Wave

The Wave is a geological marvel found on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, at the Arizona-Utah border. It’s believed to date back to...

Yellowstone National Park

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Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert is a vast and varied dust bowl occupying swathes of California and other south-eastern states. Boasting sweeping sand dunes, dense Joshua...
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is situated on the US and Canadian border, separating New York State from the province of Ontario. It consists of three distinct...

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a majestic steep-sided canyon that attracts an incredible 5 million visitors per annum. Located in the southwestern U.S. state of...

Denali National Park

Located in Alaska’s interior, the Denali National Park and Preserve encompasses over six million acres of land. The park itself is slightly larger than...
Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

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Waimea Canyon

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Landscape Arch

Landscape Arch in Arches National Park is the longest natural arch in the world, with a span of 290.1ft (88.4m). Geologists disagree on whether...
Havasu Falls Arizona

Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls is a remarkable waterfall in the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Arizona USA, within the Grand Canyon National Park. Vibrant blue water, contrasted...

Death Valley

Death Valley is a desert valley situated within the Mojave Desert. Aptly named due to its harsh conditions, it is the lowest, hottest and...

Devils Tower

Devils Tower rises 1267ft (386m) above the Belle Fourche River in Northern Wyoming. In 1906, it had the honour of being declared America’s very...
Carlsbad Caverns facts

Carlsbad Caverns

The Carlsbad Caverns are a series of natural limestone caves located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico. The...

Big Island, Hawaii

The Big Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, covering an area of 4028 square miles (10,430 sq. km) with its highest point...
Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon, set in the southwest region of the United States, is one of the most photographed slot canyons in the world. Located near...
Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls is a three-tiered, 2425 ft waterfall, situated in Yosemite National Park, California. If you want to find out more about the Park...
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