We all know that the America is the land of dreams. It is a land of innovations and is the epitome of the modern western world. What a lot of people don’t realize it is also the land of spectacular sights and natural beauty. There are lush forests, jaw dropping rock formations, grand canyons, and crystal clear lakes. This natural side of America helps boosts the tourism by 20% almost every year. We’re here to give you the low down on all the places that should be on your list this year of natural wonders of United States.
Also known as Denali, Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in North America. In 1917, a bill was passed by President Woodrow Wilson for its preservation a national park. It’s beauty encloses a vast area of 24500 square kilometers. It is also known to be a home to a wide variety of plants and animals alike. Every year this National Park attracts score of tourists, mountaineers, wild life watchers, and back packers.
This is one of the most active volcanoes in the entire world and it is situated in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It has been erupting continuously since 1983, and it is also the longest eruption that has ever been documented in history. The name Kilauea means ‘much spreading’ in the Hawaiian language.
These national and state parks in California are known for preserving coast redwood, which are the tallest trees in the world. These trees grow close together and have interweaving roots. These parks have the worlds 45 percentage of redwoods. Beautiful wild rivers and streams flow through these parks. The trees and the rivers combined support rich wild life which is local to the area.
Mammoth Caves, as the name suggests is the longest cave system in the world. It is a world heritage site and also a biosphere reserve. It was established as a national park in 1941. What makes Mammoth cave one of a kind is that only 65km of its greatness has been mapped, the total length of the cave is still unknown to the world. Imagine the mysteries that have been locked away by time and are yearning to be discovered.
There are two types of stones that layer the cave, the upper layer is sandstone and the lower one limestone. When these two different layers of stone react to water they form sinkholes. The cave is a host to different species of bats eyeless cave fish and crickets.
This is the central point of the Yosemite National Park, California. The valley consists of both forests and grass land. What makes it worth visiting is the view of seven major waterfalls. If beautiful waterfalls aren’t your thing, you might be more interested in the huge granite cliffs that surround the valley. The valley is also home to some rare species of insects as well.