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Top 10 Wonders of the World in the U.S.A.

Top 10 Wonders of the World in the U.S.A.

The Wonders of the World in the U.S. range from one of the oldest skyscrapers to stunning canyons and rivers in national parks. You can see looming sculptures of presidents’ heads and breathtaking geysers erupting. These are the most visited Wonders of the World found in the U.S.A. based on users of the Visited travel app. Find more top travel destinations and plan your next trip using the Visited app. 

The most popular Wonders of the World found in the U.S.A. are:

  1. The Empire State Building is the most visited Wonder in the U.S. The 102-story Art Deco skyscraper draws tourists from around the world. The iconic symbol of New York City is located in Midtown Manhattan. It took just one year to build, from 1930 to 1931.
  2. The Golden Gate Bridge is a unique suspension bridge in San Francisco, California. The popular attraction spans the Golden Gate, a one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge’s name is derived from the strait, named Chrysopylae (“Golden Gate”) by explorer John C. Frémont in 1846.
  3. The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder in Arizona carved by the Colorado River. The river flows through the canyon, bringing water from seven states. The majestic Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide, and has a depth of over a mile (1.6 km).
  4. Hoover Dam, a massive concrete dam on the Nevada-Arizona border, controls flooding and provides irrigation and water to Los Angeles and Southern California. Before its construction, the Colorado River flooded frequently, damaging canals and other infrastructure.
  5. Yosemite National Park, a 1,200-square-mile wilderness in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, was established on October 1, 1890. The scenic park includes cascading waterfalls, rugged peaks, and rolling valleys. 
  6. The Everglades National Park protects the southern 20% of the original Everglades in Florida. The park provides essential habitat for many threatened and endangered species, including the manatee, crocodile, and Florida panther.
  7. Death Valley, a desert valley in Eastern California, was named after a group of travelers who were trapped there during the winter of 1849 to 1850 and feared they would die. Death Valley National Park is known for its extremes, including the highest temperature recorded on Earth, 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 degrees Celsius).
  8. Old Faithful is the world’s most well-known geyser. The geyser is located in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming. Old Faithful erupts about 20 times a day up to 140 feet (43 meters).
  9. Mount Rushmore is a presidential monument located in Keystone, South Dakota. It was sculpted by Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum and was left unfinished due to Gutzon Borglum’s death in 1941. The monument depicts four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. 
  10. Yellowstone National Park is a vast wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. The scenic park is located primarily in Wyoming, with portions extending into Montana and Idaho. 

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