The United States is packed with impressive things to see. Here the most beautiful places in the US are listed.
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1. Niagara falls
A dream to many is to get to see Niagara Falls. Located at the border between the US and Canada you find the waterfall with the highest flow rate of all the waterfalls on the continent. Every minute millions of cubic feet of water crash down into Niagara Gorge.
2. Antelope Canyon
Year after year Antelope Canyon was a well-kept secret in Arizona. Today, not so much. Millions of people visit the unique canyon each year. To enter you need to be with a guide so make sure that you book in advance to not miss out on one of the most visually stunning experiences there is.
3. Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park
Of course Yellowstone National Park needs to be on the list with the most beautiful places in the US. Yellowstone is bigger than a small state and full of things to discover. And it’s estimated that about 60% of the world’s hot springs and geysers are inside the park. Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is colorful like something from out of this world.
This enormous wetland of Everglades spans around two million acres in Florida. A good way to grasp the vast areas is to take an airboat tour. The most famous and most dangerous inhabitant in Everglades is the alligator. Make sure that you take precautions to not end up on a dinner plate in Everglades!
5. Monument Valley
If you have seen the movie classic Forrest Gump you know what Monument Valley is all about. The huge rock formations on the red valley floor on the border between Arizona and Utah are simply stunning. They almost make you think you have traveled to a different planet.
6. Mammoth Cave
Underground in Kentucky you find the longest known cave system in the world, Mammoth Cave. The explored passageways are more than 400 miles (640 km) long. Still, there is much more of the Kentucky giant yet to be explored.
7. Grand Canyon
One of the most famous wonders of America and the world is the Grand Canyon. It has been carved out by the Colorado River and its length of 277 miles (446 km), width of up to 18 miles (29 km) and depth of more than a mile (1847 m) is nothing less than impressive.
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8. Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful is the second contribution to the list from Yellowstone National Park. It’s the most famous geyser in the park and its frequent eruptions make the name very well earned. So have a seat and enjoy the show when you visit Yellowstone!
9. Zion National Park
Zion is not only the oldest national park in Utah, but also one of the most amazing pieces of nature in the US. The characteristic cream, pink and red sandstone cliffs in Zion National Park are beautifully contrasted by evergreen plants.
10. Shoshone Falls
Just outside Twin Falls in Idaho you find Shoshone Falls. It doesn’t have the same impressive flow rate as the world famous Niagara Falls. But the truth is that Shoshone Falls is higher than Niagara. Shoshone is roughly 40 feet (12 m) higher than Niagara Falls!
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11. Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend is located in Arizona very close to Antelope Canyon. From the overlook at Horseshoe Bend it’s about a drop of a thousand feet (300 m) down to Colorado River. The red cliffs and blue go so well together and create a magnificent view.
12. Badlands National Park
The area of Badlands National Park was for a long time called “bad land” for its rough terrain. Nowadays, Badlands National Park is mostly associated with the beautiful rock formations in the park.
13. White Sands National Park
In the deserts of New Mexico, White Sands National Park amazes visitors from near and far. The enormous white sand dunes spread out over around 275 square miles (712 square kilometres). White Sands is a huge distance away from the ocean, but this was a seabed in a distant time.