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Based on your votes, the 8th Wonder of the World is Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park!
There are a number of ways to explore Chilean Patagonia. Most impressive in the region is Torres del Paine, A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve known for its lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and granite towers.
The Santa Ana Volcano, also known as 'Ilamatepq' meaning 'Hill of the elderly women' in the indigenous Nauat language is the largest volcano in El Salvador.
The Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia invites you to live the traditional coffee process from the seed to the cup, along with exceptional green landscapes, welcoming people, & magical experiences.
Tikal National Park is located in the department of Peten. It holds the largest, best known and most studied Mayan city to date. Tikal means the place of the voices.
The Caves house Europe's largest underground canyon & became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986. Int'l scientific circles have acknowledged the importance of the Caves as an Earth treasure.
Coper Canyon or 'Barranca del cobre' is a beautiful, complex of mountains, canyons, rivers waterfalls. It's deeper than the Grand Canyon & its diverse ecosystems make it perfect for nature lovers.
Jutting out into the North Sea, the former residence of the Earls Marischal is most famous for holding out against the might of Cromwell's army for 8 months to save the Scottish Crown Jewels.
Visible from outer space & more than 1000 ft in diameter & 412 ft deep, the Great Blue Hole is a breathtakingly grandiose sinkhole located 43 miles off the coast of Belize, known as a diver's mecca.
Located in Willemstad a World Natural Heritage monument, this bridge is hinged & opens to enable the passage of ocean going vessels. When open, pedestrians are transported for free by a small ferry.
Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is settled on the south point of the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. A UNESCO protected site, it is an example of a well preserved late-medieval walled city.
Great Ocean Road, 1 of the world's most scenic roads, hosts the magnificent 148ft rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean. Visit at dawn and dusk to see amazing color changes.
Designed by renowned architect, Nicholas Clayton, the 1892 Bishop's Palace is one of Galveston's most popular historic mansions offering tours daily. It was once home to Walter Gresham and his family.
4th Street Elevator (Fenelon Place Elevator) is the world's shortest, steepest, scenic railway reaching a mere 296 feet in length & is accompanied with a unique history located in Dubuque, Iowa.
Both public art and road improvement, the gargoyles guard Scottsdale. Each strikes a unique pose, simulating galloping. During floods, water pours out of the mouths and protects the greenbelt.
One of the most popular attractions in Minnesota, was constructed in 1904-1905 as the Aerial Ferry Bridge. The bridge lifts an average of 5,500 times a year, & 40 times a day during the summer months.
The Alhambra seems to defy the passing of time. Main features: Intricate wall carvings, coloured mosaics & detailed wood ceilings made by master craftsmen. Also the symmetry Courtyard of Lions.
1 of the largest urban wildlife & wilderness preserves in the US. Armand Bayou in Texas is home to 3 ecosystems with over 2,500 acres of bayou forest and over 360+ species of animals and birds.
Hocking Hills State Park - Ash Cave, the largest recess cave east of the Mississippi. A horseshoe-shaped sandstone cave that spans 700 feet with a waterfall that cascades over the rim of the cave.
Founded in 1683 & possibly the oldest museum in the world, its diverse collection includes Raphael drawings, Anglo-Saxon treasures, Guy Fawkes lantern, Cromwell's death mask & the Alfred Jewel.
In Berlin, you can go swimming in a pool floating in a river! The Badeschiff, a former containership located in hip eastern Berlin, offers guests a fantastic view over the city. visitBerlin.com
A dramatic landscape of bizarre colorful spires, canyons & jagged buttes, the 244,000-acre park contains the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds with prehistoric bones still discovered today.
An island treasure packed with nautical Americana charm, boutique shops, & coastal cuisine. Ride the ferry, relax, and cool off with a balboa bar or frozen banana, famous for nearly 75 years.
The nation's largest urban cultural park & home to 15 museums, many housed in Spanish-Renaissance-style buildings. The 1,200 acre park hosted the World's Fair & is home to the famous San Diego Zoo.
Attractions, shopping, dining & outdoor entertainment beckon visitors in this historic seaport, iconic centerpiece of Baltimore & international model for post-industrial waterfront development.
Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of canyons, offering 70 miles of trails with access to ancient pueblo dwellings, cavates, & petroglyphs dating as far back as 11,000 years.
Moraine Lake, jewel and natural wonder of the Canadian Rockies, is a glacially-fed lake surrounded by 10 towering alpine peaks. This iconic setting once adorned the back of Canada's 20 dollar bill.
Peaking at 1586 mtrs & with a mystical reputation, Barrington Tops National Park is the highest tableland outside the Australian Alps & is World Heritage Listed as part of the Gondwana Rainforest.
The largest Bass Pro Shops store in the world is in Springfield, Missouri. It features a 3-story indoor waterfall, huge aquariums, animals, taxidermy, events and 300,000 square feet of sporting goods.
Fundy has the highest tides on earth, incredible biodiversity (including 12 species of rare whales), some of the most significant dinosaur & fossil sites on the planet & tidal river rafting adventure.
Oldest operating Mississippi-style steamboat in the world & a Historic Landmark. The average life of a steamboat was 3-5 years; Louisville will host a 5 day festival in Oct 2014 for her 100th birthday
The largest beer trail in the west meanders from brand new pubs to the nation's fifth largest craft brewery. Visitors collect passport stamps & earn prizes for sampling hoppy IPAs and hearty porters.
The geological formations known as Bilger's Rocks is a breathtaking scenic wonder featuring caves, cliffs, passageways, & climbing routes estimated to be between 316-320 million years old.
Built in 1895 by George W. Vanderbilt, Biltmore in Asheville, N.C. is still America's Largest Home. The estate features 250 rooms, 8,000 acres of lush grounds and more than a hundred years of history.
Known as Queen of the Copper Camps, Bisbee, Arizona offers a rare blend of history, architecture, romance and adventure all wrapped up in the rugged splendor of an Old West mining town.
This region contains America's highest mountain & lowest elevation with infinite scenery in between. Experience wild west open space, frontier towns, Native American traditions & wildlife galore!
Black Diamond, AKA coal, was named so in 1929 due to the nearby coal mine. To honor the mine & prospectors, the Town displays one of the mine's original coal carts & world's largest black diamond icon
Completed in 1894, the Tower includes a solid glass viewing platform, The SkyWalk, with views reaching across the Irish Sea & the North West of England, a 119 year old Circus & a magnificent Ballroom.
World Heritage Site & home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, it was a gift from Queen Anne & the nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, after his victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.
First opened in 1929 & recognized as a historic landmark, Boardwalk Hall underwent a $90 million renovation in 2001. It frequently ranks as the highest grossing mid-sized arena in North America
Boiling Lake tests the endurance & determination of elite hikers who complete this trek. The hike to the Caribbean lake passes the volcanic activity of the Valley of Desolation & scenic Titou Gorge.
Dutch immigrant Edward W. Bok built Bok Tower in 1929 as his 'Thank you to the American People'. This 205-foot neo-Gothic & art deco 'Singing Tower' carillon is now also a National Historic Landmark.
World renown as the original 'Diver's Paradise' the Bonaire National Marine Park is routinely listed with the top destinations in the Caribbean for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Has five levels, three of which form a 1-billion-gallon 17-mile-long lake making it the world's largest fresh water scuba diving venue. Clear water provides visibility at depths of more than 100 feet.
With crystalline waters, white sand beaches, & overwater bungalows, Bora Bora is one of the most iconic romantic spots in the world. Explore its legendary lagoon & the tropical slopes of Mt Otemanu.
Located on Fiji's 3rd largest island of Taveuni, Bouma National Park is unlike any other. A pristine natural habitat, the park covers 1/3 of Taveuni with rain forests, waterfalls, & ancient culture.
Breaks is 1 of 2 interstate parks in the U.S and is known as Grand Canyon of the South. Consists of 4,600 Acres, a 5-mile gorge plunging to 1650 feet surrounded by Virginia Scenic Russell Fork River.
Located at 9,600 ft, the distillery is the highest in the world with award winning bourbon and vodka. They were the sponsor when Breck broke the Guinness World Record for the longest shot ski 1/10/13.
Called 1 of the 4 corners of the world by the Flat Earth Society, this dramatic rock landscape is located on an island & juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. View 10,000 year old icebergs, whales & more.
Set almost 800 feet above the sea on a volcanic outcropping, the massive fortress complex sprawls over 38 acres and boasts the island's most superb views - as far as Nevis, Statia, Saba and St. Barts.
Known as the ÂÂWorld'sÂ Fastest Half-Mile, the Speedway is 1 of the 5 largest permanent-seat sporting facilities in the world and 1 of the 3 largest in the U.S. with more than 160,000 seats.
Magnificent sculptures surveying an ancient land: In 1993, an international group of 12 sculptors turned a lonely outback hilltop into an artwork of international standing & true inspiration.
A National Historic Landmark on former rice plantations, Brookgreen Gardens houses the finest collection of American sculpture art in the world with a history center, wildlife preserve and zoo.
The construction of the Brussels' Grand Place began in the 15th century and is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can see beautiful market halls, trade guild houses and a town hall.
About 70 ft long and 20 ft tall, the alley walls are covered in about 1.9 million chewed gumballs. It began in the late 1950s and is now an unofficial landmark.
Buenos Aires has a sort of magic. With charm, diversity & splendor of a modern cosmopolitan city as well as tradition & warmth of a Latin American city, on every corner it will gain your heart.
Located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, it's one of the most fascinating landmarks in the world. Long inhabited by Aboriginal people, few knew of its existence until the mid-1980s.
Cahokia Mounds is the largest prehistoric Indian city north of Mexico. Over 1,000 years ago, the Mounds people numbered nearly 20,000 people â more than most of the capitals of Europe at the time.
Canyon Road's adobe architecture and old-world charm set the scene for the most concentrated art road in the US. 100+ galleries & studios ensure Santa Fe's status as America's Most Artistic City.
Cape Breton Island has magical effects upon its visitors, it slows them down, fills them with its beauty and humanity, it is a land uncluttered by the stresses of modern life.
Part of the Intracoastal Waterway and 480 feet wide, this is the world's widest sea level canal. The Canal and surrounding 1,150 acres provide a vast recreational area. In 2014, it celebrates 100 yrs.
With more than 5,000 seaside acres, Cape Henlopen is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. From beautiful beaches & a historic WWII fort to bike trails, the park must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Cape May is the center of the birding world with its popular acclaim, species diversity, birder visitation & international reputation. Add in the element of visitor amenities & Cape May stands alone.
In America's first city, Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fortress in the US. Unique because of its centuries-long history, purpose &; construction, approx. 750,000 people visit annually.
Within Sedona's 4 season red rock playground, Cathedral Rock towers high above all other iconic formations & offers vivid crimson spires, cooper sandstone monoliths; a photographers dream come true.
The monumental complex formed by the Cathedral, AlcÃ¡zar and Archivo de Indias, belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage and are directly connected with the Discovery of the New World.
Channel Islands National Park, often referred to as Galapagos Islands North, offers outdoor recreation in a pristine setting. Rare wildlife abounds, including whales, dolphins, birds and Island Fox
This impressive formation is a 400 million year old sandstone outcropping where water has eroded deep crevices or "channels" in between massive boulders.
Britain's biggest gorge and historically one of the Four Wonders of England, Cheddar Gorge's dramatic cliffs and spectacular vistas have withstood the test of time & continue to wow visitors today.
Dating from the medieval era, these continuous half-timbered galleries, reached by steps from street level, are unique to Chester & were possibly built on top of rubble from ruins of Roman buildings.
The park's hills, known as "drumlins," were initially formed by receding glaciers over 12,000 years ago. The erosion process changes the bluffs constantly, so every visit to the park is unique.
Christmas Island- A Natural Wonder- one of nature's most impressive feats- from the annual red crab migration, endemic birds & deserted beaches where the only footprints are those of nesting turtles.
Over 700 ft in height, topped with a round stone tower built by Cornelius O'Brien to entice young ladies to him, the Cliffs of Moher are famed from Harry Potter scenes to surfers looking for Aileens
One of the largest public artworks in the UK, this massive sculpture cut into the Dales rock imitates ancient carving like a modern Stonehenge and offers spectacular views over Yorkshire.
The Columns at the University of Missouri are what remained after a fire at Academic Hall in 1892. With Jesse Hall as a backdrop, this campus landmark is the 2nd most photographed site in Missouri.
Accessible only by foot or off-road vehicle, the secluded natural pool is surrounded by a barrier of lava rocks along the rugged north shore, protecting swimmers from the Caribbean Seas lively waves.
The highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River falls a total of 1,200 ft. Off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 27, the falls with its trail overlooks is a popular attraction
180mi scenic byway through 750,000acres of marshland, 26mi of natural Gulf beaches, 400 bird species, spectacular saltwater fishing, 3 wildlife drives & walking trails the 'natives' are happy to share
Five Stars? Are you kidding? We've got five billion! Jasper National Park is one of the darkest places on the planet, & every October we share our stars with the world at the Jasper Dark Sky Fest.
Frank Lloyd Wright's six-structure Darwin Martin House complex in the historic Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo is widely considered one of Wright's finest Prairie Houses & an architectural treasure.
Conquistador Hernando de Soto's army made landfall here in the Tampa Bay area in 1539 - today, the site is a Floridian coastal mangrove setting perfect for exploring with ranger-led kayak tours.
In the dramatic Namib Desert among the stunning red dunes is Deadvlei or dead pan. It's a ghostly expanse of dry white clay, punctuated by skeletons of ancient camelthorn trees, that are 500 years old
Arches NP, a red rock wonderland, contains scenic & inspiring landscapes. Of the 2,000 arches located within the park's 76,518 acres, the breathtaking Delicate Arch is a Utah Icon and known worldwide.
Diamond Head is one of O'ahu's most iconic & recognizable landmarks. Today visitors can hike this 150,000 year old extinct volcanic crater to its 760-ft summit for breathtaking views of Waikiki.
Amazing view of San Juan National Forest from breathtaking heights. Vast wilderness is quintessential CO. Mother Nature chose here for crystal clear water, majestic forests & spectacular cliffs.
The Arch known as 'El Arco' is a natural rock formation located at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula in Cabo San Lucas.
National Historic Landmark, granddaddy of the skyscraper, pop culture icon with Observatory views of 5 states & a global energy-efficiency leader. This is the World's Most Famous Office Building.
This metropolis was ruled by the Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine & Ottoman empires. It is famous for marble temples, The Celsus Library, a 25,000-seat Great Theatre, & the shrine of Virgin Mary.
With crystal clear blue water everywhere, The Exumas are a dream awakened. From swimming pigs and petting sharks to natural ocean Jacuzzis and indigenous animals, this is truly a wonder to be seen.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater: there is nothing else like it. Its terraces soaring out over a rushing waterfall combining great architecture with sublime nature, awing everyone who sees it.
Discover Canada's bluest water Fathom Five National Marine Park. The 130-square-kilometer park embraces 20 islands, 22 shipwrecks and several historic light stations dating back to the 1800's!
Firefly Grill is a modern roadhouse restaurant located on the shores of Kristie Lake. Chef Niall Campbell & his wife Kristie own & operate this oasis of American-fresh cuisine in the heart of Midwest.
Used as a protective fort in the 1809s boasting a battery of 68 pounder guns to deter a possible Russian attack on Wollongong harbour, Flagstaff Hill is now a landmark loved by locals and tourists.
Thunder into Manhattan, KS! Delve underground where grass roots grow longer than you are tall; see fire and ice indoors; rope from a saddle, practice your auctioneering skills & explore Kansas!
The panoramic views from this pristine desert precipice, "California's Grand Canyon" located east of San Diego, are breathtakingly beautiful, especially at sunrise and sunset.
1 of the largest arts districts in the nation featuring 5 world-class museums. Each museum is known for its outstanding architecture & collections including works like Michelangelo's first painting.
WET's breath-taking creation, The Fountains of Bellagio, was the first experience to unleash the magic of water set to music and light. It is an iconic symbol of Las Vegas and a global destination.
Frankenmuth is Michigan's little Bavaria. A place of horse-drawn carriages, covered bridges, & riverboat cruises. Visit the worldâs largest Christmas store & an authentic German Shopping Village.
Franklin Street is the main street through Chapel Hill, NC. The popular street is adjacent to the University of North Carolina and is notable for its festivities, celebrations, nightlife, & culture.
TripAdvisor's 8th best public garden in America, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park weaves sculpture among 132 acres of indoor & outdoor gardens, drawing over 550,000 visitors annually.
This walk-thru fiberglass fish museum is 1/2 city block long and 4 stories tall. The Musky landmark has over 600 classic & antique outboard motors, 400 fish mounts, 200 species, 5000 lures, 200 rods.
The Enchanted Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, 926 km west of continental Ecuador. Its exposure to ocean currents and equatorial location breeds an unparalleled diversity in flora and fauna.
Main Street curves past over 100 19th-century storefronts, resembling what Galena looked like in the Civil War era. Now, the historic red brick buildings house boutiques, art galleries & restaurants.
This free national natural landmark sits at the base of Pikes Peak-America's Mountain with 1,319 acres of stunning red sandstone formations that offer vibrant beauty and a compelling history.
At 250 acres, Gardens By the Bay transforms Singapore from modern glass and steel city to a "City in a Garden" reflecting Singapore's vision to weave the island-state into a green & floral tapestry.
Trace JW Powell's expedition on Green River where billion years of geologic history unfold in canyon walls that began as alp-like mountains only to be buried by ocean & desert before dinosaurs roamed.
Gateway Arch, America's tallest manmade monument, soars 630 ft above the St. Louis banks of the Mississippi. The stainless steel structure honors President Jefferson's vision of a continental USA.
Four elk antler arches welcome visitors to Town Square. Illuminated by sparkling holiday lights on winter nights & the backdrop to the Town Square Shootout, the park is a festive community center.
Sequoia & Yosemite National Parks located in the heart of CA's High Sierra are not only filled with breathtaking sites, but are home to the largest living things on Earth: Giant Sequoia Trees.
On the waters of he Lake Erie Shores & Islands, the world's most impressive example of shaved bedrock is around 18,000 years old and whisks visitors back to the Pleistocene Ice Age.
A unique site featuring upside down âflower towers.â A series of mishaps created tree sized hanging baskets, which gave birth to what is now a major visitor attraction in Juneau.
With iceberg-strewn lakes, alpine peaks & cascading waterfalls, GNP serves up a range of soul stretching landscapes. The gravity-defying Going-to-the-Sun Road bisects Glacier, providing amazing views.
Located on the Northern end of Eleuthera Island, Bahamas, you can see phenomenal contrast between the dark blue Atlantic Ocean & the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea from this bridge.
Promoted as the 8th Wonder of the World in 1895, today Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves is Colorado's largest show cave; its beautiful formations & mountain-top setting are accessed via tram.
The Yampah hot spring serves 3.5 million gallons of natural healing and rejuvenation daily, starting with Native American tribes before becoming the world's largest hot spring pool in 1888.
Since 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge has inspired awe. Connecting SF & Marin County across a strait, possibly the most famous bridge in the world. The 1.7 mile bridge is recognized by its orange color.
The Grand Canal in China, the world's oldest and longest canal (1200 miles), begins at Hangzhou and ends at Beijing. It's a complicated marvel of engineering & nearly 1400 years old.
Named the 'World's Most Beautiful Drive' by Theodore Roosevelt when he visited Peoria in 1910, Grandview Drive is revered as one of the most beautiful drives in the Illinois River Valley.
The Great Sand Dunes National Park houses the tallest sand dunes in North America. A sandbox of epic proportions, the dunes encompass 30 square miles with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a backdrop.
Among oldest mountains in the world formed 2-300 million years ago. Evidence of pre-Columbian Indian cultures. Major refuge of flora & fauna that survived glaciers. UN International Biosphere Reserve.
With picturesque hiking and horse trails, this is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area in the U.S. Attractions include the Autry, Greek Theatre, Griffith Observatory, LA Zoo and more
Ruggedly beautiful Gros Morne is where geologists proved the theory of plate tectonics at the iconic Tablelands, a mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle.
9 grottoes tell the story of Redemption through Christ at the Grotto of Redemption. Massive amounts of precious stones and gems were hauled here to form the largest man-made grotto in the world.
73 mile Hadrian's Wall, built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD 122, crosses some of the UK's most beautiful landscape. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. www.visithadrianswall.co.uk
Former docklands area turned urban hotspot showcases the best in urban planning, architecture, & high-end design. Prominent center piece, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall stretches out over the Elbe.
Famous for its massive dome considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture, it served as a cathedral for 916 years & a mosque for 481 years, before becoming a museum in 1935.
Near the Tri-Cities, a 51-mile stretch of unbridled river flows through a spectacular landscape of white bluffs, dunes, and desert plateaus. Visitors have a chance to see rare birds & animals.
Located in Carapichaima, the 85-foot murti, or statue, representing the Hindu deity Hanuman is the largest outside of India. Consecrated in 2003, devotees visit to offer gifts and practice mantras.
Visit the 16 Alaskan reindeer who call the ranch home & you can also pick a pumpkin, take your turn at the paintball gallery, shop the country store or find your way out of the 10-acre corn maze.
Visitors take a hiking trail to a large heart-shaped pool, carved into a solid rock cliff by the force of water. When Seeley Creek is full, the nearby waterfall also flows through the heart.
Over 6 million years old, bordered on the east by Idaho's rugged Seven Devils mountains that top out at 9,393 feet high and plunging 7,993 to its floor, Hells Canyon is North America's deepest gorge.
The only cave in the world owned by a city and located in a downtown, the beautiful natural entrance drew both Native Americans and early settlers with its easily accessible water supply.
Nearly 20 mosques, temples, churches & religious schools are perched along 'Highway to Heaven.' They reflect the makeup of this multicultural city where 65% of the population is of Asian descent.
A slice of 'real Middle-earth' as seen in the trilogy The Lord of the Rings can be found amongst the lush countryside near Matamata. Walk in Peter Jackson's footsteps and hear how movie magic was made
An American cultural icon, the Hollywood Sign is one of the world's most evocative and globally recognized symbols with Hollywood spelled out in 45-foot-tall and 350-foot-long white capital letters.
Located along the Bay of Fundy with the Highest Tides up to 48 feet. 100 billion tons of water flow in & out. At low tide walk on the ocean floor dotted with Flower Pot Rocks. Come & explore.
The premier equestrian playground in the Southwest, Horseshoe Park features spectacular events year round. With four arenas, 300 barn stalls and beautiful weather, itâs not your average horseplay.
The Del was the talk of the Western world when it opened in 1888. Today, celebrating its 125th anniversary, this palatial playground still dazzles with its iconic turrets & fairytale seaside setting.
The Spanish Renaissance Revival style Hotel has 79 stained glass windows by Tiffany, murals by George Maynard & steam power & electricity by Thomas Edison. It's now a National Historical Landmark.
Covered bridge fans come from all over the world to admire Humpback Bridge, the oldest remaining covered, humpback, wooden bridge. The nearly 110 ft structure was built in 1857.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath - entirely within Wisconsin - that highlights Ice Age landscapes while providing access to some of the state's most beautiful natural areas.
Ilchulbong Peak rose from the sea 100,000 yrs ago on Jeju Island. The crater is 600m in diameter and 90m high. The So. and No sides are cliffs, west side hill is connected to Seongsan Village.
Home to the world's largest single-day spectator sporting event, the Indianapolis 500. The track is so large that Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium, & Vatican City all can fit inside the iconic oval.
The Institute features exhibits, programs and special events that examine and promote heritage, ethnicity, history and social issues. Visitors learn the stories of immigrants who settled in Texas.
On the side of Interstate 80, you can't miss the tall sign with a giant arrow signaling the world's largest truckstop. Set on 220 acres, visitors can enjoy 8 eateries, movie theater, barber & more.
World Heritage Site, birthplace of industry, ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the River Severn - still spanned by the world's first Iron Bridge.
This ancient city boasts human occupation dating back 6,500 years. Conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC, it came under Roman rule and was one of the ten great Roman cities of the Decapolis League.
Jewel Cave is the biggest show cave in Western Australia, with four massive chambers. It is also home to one of the longest straw stalactites found in any tourist cave in the world.
The gorges intense concentration of waterfalls with over 150 falls have been discovered in over 43,500 acres of federal and state protected forests creates an ecosystem untouched by man kind.
Includes 4.4 acres and 27 works of art. Among the most accessible major-league art parks in the U.S. Opened in 2009 in Downtown Des Moines, the three story piece called Nomade dominates the landscape.
In 1947, John H. Kerr Dam was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers on the Roanoke River. 50,000 acres of water & 800 mile shoreline, Kerr Lake holds the World Record for largest Blue Catfish caught
Halfway between Orlando & the Space Coast, this 200 ft. 1 in. long concrete reptile is tame enough to allow visitors to get a photo op with him, all while serving as Jungle Adventures' mascot.
The Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history - a geological 'walk through time.'
The largest and jewel of Australia's National Parks, Kakadu is World Heritage listed for its natural and cultural beauty. Discover wildlife, lush wetlands, waterfalls, & Aboriginal art.
Designed by Moshe Safdie, Kauffman Center is a new multi-venue center with the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, & Lyric Opera of Kansas City in residence, creating a cultural hub downtown.
The 34-foot cast bronze statue, built by Paul DiPasquale, stands at the boardwalk on 31st St. A popular photo-op spot, it is the largest bronze cast statue built in the US since the Iwo Jima Memorial.
Sweden's first marine national park is a place of unspoiled beaches, rocky islands & the magical 'Koster light.' 12,000 species in & above water call it home, including Sweden's largest seal colony.
Kansas Underground Salt Museum is the only place in the western hemisphere where you travel 650 feet underground, in a state-of-the-art $6 million hoist and emerge 90-seconds later into a salt mine.
A beautiful fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation spot. Lake Barkley is host to many attractions like the 22-acre water park, Mineral Mound State Park 18 hole Golf Course & the Rose Hill Museum.
One of the Great African Lakes, Lake Malawi contains 1300 species of fish, more than any fresh water body in the world, including 1000 different cichlids, colorful fish endemic to the lake.
The Jewel of the Sierras, rimmed by majestic mountains and touted as a National Treasure for its pristine blue waters, boasts a rich western past for its role as a vital resource for native Indians.
Puzzling World's Leaning Tower of Wanaka is the World's Most Inclined Tower, leaning an astonishing 53 degrees & complete with a backwards running clock to celebrate the new millennium.
Known as 'Grand Canyon of the East' it's 1 of the most picturesque places in the State. The park spans 14 thousand acres along the majestic Genesee River with stunning scenery & 3 dramatic waterfalls.
Step onto the iconic 355ft suspension bridge towering over the 60ft Reedy River Falls & gardens below in the heart of downtown. Supported on only one side by 2 90ft tall steel masts, it's 1 of a kind.
Limestone Canyon, part of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, is called Grand Canyon of Orange County for its striking similarities & its natural beauty. Its iconic geological formation is The Sinks.
One of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Europe, Lincoln Cathedral stands 525 ft. tall. The Medieval Library, built in 1422, is filled with books even older than the intricate cathedral.
Nearly 2000 acres of sand dunes ranging 25-75 feet were formed over time from terrace deposits when the Cimarron River flowed over the area. Dune buggies, ATV riding & Camping are available.
London is one of the world's greatest cities with world class attractions, shops and restaurants, exciting special events, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions & more, what are you waiting for?
Steps from the Plaza, the Miraculous Staircase attracts thousands of mystified visitors annually. Built in 1878, stories say the two freestanding 360 degree turns were built without a single nail.
Located on a peninsula in the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is the jewel in Laos' crown, with a fusion of traditional & French colonial style in its shops, architecture, and culture.
Twelve thousand years of history make Lubbock Lake Landmark the only natural history preserve in North America that has, on scientific record, shown the longest continuous human habitation in one area
The Lumber River is the only blackwater river in NC to earn federal designated as a National Wild and Scenic River. In 2010, the Lumber River was also voted one of NC's Top Ten Natural Wonders.
A once-vacant lot, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is an enchanting site. A fanciful, in/outdoor space, alive with concerts, tours and arts shows, the Gardens is the masterpiece of artist, Isaiah Zagar.
1,190 islands in the Indian Ocean, the lowest lying country in the world has a ground level of 1.5m above sea. White sandy beaches & underwater beauty are considered a natural wonder by visitors.
Reserve covers 18000 hectares of mountain wilderness in northwest. An area of stunning, unique scenery, the reserve provides protected wetland, woodland, grassland for a variety of plants & animals.
The Mandarin Oriental, Prague, is housed in a former Dominican monastery dated back to the 14th century. The hotel is an oasis of tranquility and luxury and wonderfully preserved piece of history.
The Maroon Bells are located 10 miles from downtown Aspen and it's easy to see why they are the most photographed peaks in North America.
Open year round and housed in a restored 19th century factory, MASS MoCA is the country's largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts, showcasing some of the best art of our time.
The Matterhorn is more than a wonder of creation. Through its shape & unique solitary position, it's considered the epitome of a mountain. The shape resembles a pyramid, like no other mountain.
McWay Falls is one of the most unique and majestic sights along California'Âs coastline. The 80-foot waterfall in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park runs year-round and directly into the Pacific Ocean.
Known in Europe during Renaissance time as the "ÂÂgarden of wonders"ÂÂ, this huge park was commissioned to Bernardo Buontalenti by Francis 1st of the Medici family. It's now a public park.
Seven centuries of Mexican history are recorded in the architectural landscape of the Centro Historico, or Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Creative neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, & dining, it is home to over 130 galleries & showrooms, and plays a large role in Art Basel by hosting the Design Miami fair.
Milford Sound's remarkable natural environment features dramatic fiords, spectacular waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Gorgeous hiking trails weave through the rainforest, lakes and waterfalls.
The Milwaukee Art Museum "takes flight" against the panoramic backdrop of Lake Michigan. The wings of its addition, designed by Santiago Calatrava, span the width of a Boeing 747 & move daily.
Large clay cliffs rise 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean on BI's Southern shore. Over time, The Bluffs have eroded about 250 ft, forcing the Southeast Lighthouse to be moved back to remain on land.
On the side of the old town of Buda, the caves of Molnar Janos run between 150 - 250 meters under the city. Over 5 kilometers of the caves have been explored & they are still explored today.
An island on a lake, on an island on a lake, on an island in the middle of the ocean. This concentric arrangement of land and water surely puts Mou Waho on the bucket list for all keen island-hoppers.
Mount Katahdin is Maine's highest mountain (5,267 feet) & was given the name meaning "greatest mountain" by the Penobscot Indians. Katahdin is the jewel of Baxter State Park.
Set in South Dakota's Black Hills, the monument is one of America's most iconic images. Each year, nearly 3 million people visit the 4 presidents whose contributions helped shape the United States.
The imposing 14,179-foot Mount Shasta (4,322 m) is surrounded by natural beauty and offers many year-round outdoor activities. Would it be where heaven and earth meet?
Mount Thor in Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island has an elevation of 1675 metres (5495 feet) and features the world's greatest vertical drop of 1250 metres & an average angle of 105 degrees.
From Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast, you see 4 states and Canada. Named after it, the Mt. Washington Valley has provided a source for outdoor adventure lovers for centuries.
Regarded as the world's most accessible active volcano, ash rain from Yasur has built up huge black sand dunes, creating a stark moonscape where thereâs plenty of opportunities for adventure.
Mountain Fork River runs through Beavers Bend Park. Canoeing & year-round trout fishing are enjoyed in the river, as well as swimming; the cooling mist it provides along its banks in the summer.
Mousa Broch is the best preserved broch in the world. This Iron Age fortification, built over 2000 years ago, has been used by the island inhabitants for protection from the elements & fearsome foes.
Oregon's highest mountain at 11,249 ft. Dormant stratovolcano with 12 glaciers, longest ski season in N. America & Timberline Lodge, National Historic Landmark built in 1930s as part of the WPA.
Ensemble of 5 world-renowned museums situated on the trip of a river Spree island. A UNESCO World heritage site, the museums highlights are the Pergamon Altar & the bust of Egyptian queen Nefertiti.
A turn-of-the-century steam-train railway converted to a recreational trail, with 18 trestle bridges and 2 mountain tunnels, that attracts 50,000 visitors annually.
The coast features panoramic views of the Pacific, velvet green cliffs & plummeting waterfalls. The rugged terrain appears much as it did centuries ago when Hawaiian settlements began.
Since 1953 the Corvette has been America's sports car. Bowling Green is the only place in the world where Corvettes are made and home to the National Corvette Museum.
Virginia's immense Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark shaped by Mother Nature over hundreds of years from twenty stories of solid limestone rock, is one of the oldest tourist spots in the US
Completed in 1977, the bridge towers 876' above the river. At 3036' long, it's one of the longest single span steel arches in the US. Every October, the bridge acts as a platform for 400 BASE jumpers.
Created by American Indians, this is the largest geometric earthwork complex in the world. Used for rituals and community, it was recently designated as the official prehistoric monument of Ohio.
For generations, world visitors have flocked to Niagara Falls USA to experience its majesty. From miles away they hear its mighty roar & are drawn into the State Park, the oldest in the country.
Discover animals, plants, and a 57-piece art collection along five miles of shaded pathways at the internationally acclaimed North Carolina Zoo, the world's largest land area natural habitat park!
Since 1880, Ocean Cityâs Boardwalk has been a family favorite for amusement rides, arcades, mini golf, dining, shopping and exercising. Stretching from 1st-23rd Streets, the Boardwalk is 2.5 miles.
UNESCO World Heritage Site, historic Old Quebec, is the only fortified city north of Mexico. Thanks to its well preserved architecture, the entire district is a living history book.
Old San Juan is renowned for its rich culture and historic attractions. A stroll down Old San Juan's 16th century cobblestone streets reveals the splendors of Puerto Rico waiting to enchant visitors.
With incredible diversity, Olympic National Park is like three parks in one and includes breathtaking mountain vistas, magical rainforests, and dramatic coastal landscapes. It's like heaven on earth.
Formed of 2 majestic volcanoes, Ometepe rises out of Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America. Nicaragua's crown jewel was sacred ground for ancient cultures and features waterfalls & more.
Orloj Astronomical Clock was built in 1410 and it marks the phases of the moon, the equinoxes, the seasons, the days, and numerous Christian holidays.
Ancient, prehistoric history is recorded here in a geological color palette that transforms daily with the changes of light and moisture.
This history-rich adobe building has long been the heartbeat of New Mexico. It's one of our nation's most important landmarks & is the oldest continually occupied public building in the US.
The world's largest rotating tramcars offer a one-of-a-kind experience up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon with a 10-minute ride from 2,643 ft. to a pristine wildness at 8,516 ft. www.pstramway.com
Located 55 km north of Natal, Maracajau is a fisherman village that still preserves its traditions. Excellent diving & snorkeling can be found in their Parrachos, coral reefs only 7km from the coast.
Folklore legend Paul Bunyan, born in Bangor, Maine stands 31 in tall and weighs in at 3,700 pounds. Brought to life in Stephen King'ÂÂs 1986 novel Paul now currently welcomes visitors to Bangor.
More than 4,400 roses in 680 varieties bloom over 5 months at the NY Botanical Garden's rose garden. Designed in 1916, it was fully realized thanks to David Rockefeller's gift in honor of his wife.
The Petrified Forest of Lesvos, located on Lesvos Island (Greece), is a unique natural monument recording the palaeontological and geological history of the Aegean basin the last 20 million years.
A beautiful area of tumbling waterfalls and lush natural forests in the dramatic mountain landscape of north-west Swaziland, characterised by rich biodiversity and fascinating geological features.
Pike Place Market's nine acres were established in 1907 to connect citizens & farmers. The Market is home to 100+ farmers, 200 local businesses & welcomes over 10 million visitors annually.
Commemorates first landing of the Pilgrims at Provincetown in 1620. At over 252 feet, it's the tallest granite structure in the US and the highest point on Cape Cod at 350' above sea level.
The spectacular limestone rock stands out at the end of Charlotte Point & guards the entrance to Freeman's Bay and English Harbor. The natural geological rock formations are carved by wind, rain & sea
Commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon of PA, it's surrounded by approximately 165,000 acres of the Tioga State Forest offering spectacular views from overlooks, hiking trails, waterfalls & more.
Pinetop snuggles among springfed lakes & marks seasons like tidal changes. Eagle migrations, elk bugling & bear hibernation, wildlife revolves around the water. www.visitpinetoplakeside.com
From late Oct. to Feb. beautiful orange & black creatures appear in Pismo Beach. Thousands of Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of Eucalyptus trees and Monterey Pines, appearing as leaves.
An important symbol in American history, Plymouth Rock is the site of disembarkation and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620.
At the confluence of 3 rivers that create Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, the fountain is an iconic image in the city's skyline. It's fed by a deep underground glacial stream - Pittsburgh's 4th river.
One region with 4 world heritage locations: History intersects with modern times, breath-taking landscapes & unforgettable experiences. Porto and the North: the essence of Portugal, has all this.
The iconic Pulpit Rock rises 2,000 ft. above the Lysefjord in Fjord Norway, outside Stavanger. Visitors can hike up to the plateau and enjoy breathtaking views.
Presque Isle State Park, French for "almost an island" is a naturally occurring 3200 acre sand formation & features 11 swimming beaches, range of water-based activities and unique ecological areas.
Be immersed in America's history, the sites, stories & personalities that forever changed our nation. The trail traverses more than 25 Civil War sites including battlefields, museums & historic towns.
Known as Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon," Providence Canyon in Lumpkin provides visitors with a convenient window into the late Cretaceous and early Tertiary period.
A glimpse of early Hawaii, the park & its guardian kii (wooden images of gods) was once home to royalty & a refuge for lawbreakers. It includes a canoe landing, halau (thatched houses) & fishponds.
The largest crater in the Negev Desert, specifically in the Ramon mountain range, is 200-million-years old. The crater, or mahktesh, is approx. 25-miles long with a max width of about 6.2 miles.
Red Rocks is the only completely natural amphitheatre in the world. The 9,000-seat arena was carved out of massive red sandstone rocks that shoot 300-feet into the sky.
Redwood Nat'l Park, an Intn'l Biosphere Reserve with half the remaining old growth redwoods, is a recreation paradise with 200 mi of trails, 40 mi of pristine beaches, & the world's tallest trees.
The Remarkable Rocks are a stunning cluster of granite boulders on Kangaroo Island in South Australia that have been shaped by the erosive forces of wind, sea spray and rain over 500 million years.
Home of the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team, this award-winning stadium has been key to the revitalization of downtown & serves as a historical landmark dating back to the Civil War.
Sculpted by erosion & dating back to the 4th cen., the Goreme valley contains rock-hewn churches & chapels, hundreds of fairy chimneys & rock formations with troglodyte villages & underground towns.
Rockingham County, North Carolina's North Star is nestled in the gently rising foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the source for outdoor FUN! So come, and experience nature's playground.
Nearly a mile long, 7 stories high, requiring an Act of Congress & built by hand over 20 yrs, Rockland Breakwater is 700,000 tons of granite protecting Rockland Harbor.The ultimate walkway to the sea.
Established in 1915, the park has over 72 named peaks higher than 12,000 ft., including Longs Peak at 14,259 ft. 450 miles of streams & 359 miles of hiking trails give visitors much to explore.
Retrace the steps of explorers, traverse the Continental Divide and pass by the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven via the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer train.
Ruby Falls, discovered in 1928, is America's deepest commercial cave accessible to the public & the most-visited underground waterfall. It holds unique rock formations leading to a 145-foot waterfall.
The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, housed inside the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, overlooks legendary surf spot Steamer Lane and chronicles over 120 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz, California.
Santorini has a phenomenal geomorphology owed to a 3,600 year old massive volcanic eruption. Lunar landscapes give way to unique beaches, stunning Cycladic architecture & wonderful Greek blue.
Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area freshwater parabolic dunelands
designated by The National Trust as one of the 11 most endangered ecosystems in the world, featuring rare & endangered plants & animals.
More to explore in this 449 square mile region from rolling countryside to breathtaking shoreline. 100 miles of the warmest waters, 20 public beaches, countless ways to have fun in South County, RI.
Largest restored Shaker community with 3000 acres & 34 19th-century buildings open to the public. They left simple gifts & lessons of community, ingenuity & sustainability that are shared with guests.
The majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the UAE and one of the most visited landmarks and important examples of contemporary Islamic architecture in the world.
Shell Island is a pristine barrier island off Panama City Beach, Florida, where miles of soft, white sand positively sparkle in the sun and dolphins play in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Eau Claire houses one of the oldest skiing clubs in the United States. It was formed in 1886 as a ski jumping club and still remains as such.
PEI's 'Singing Sands' is a worthy contender when it comes to being a wonder of the world. Visitors have long been intrigued by this beach that seems to come alive and sing when under foot.
Living corals growing on extinct volcanic cone formed the island of Sipadan thousands of years ago. Its location in the the Indo-Pacific Basin places it in the center of a diverse marine habitat.
Save the Skunk from extinction by a massive rockslide! Since 1885, the Skunk has run through redwood forests, mountain meadows, under mountains & over trestles bridging the waters of Northern Calif.
Ancient glaciers carved this 64mile curve of beaches, islands, forests & meadows on Michigan's northwest coast of the Lower Peninsula, crowned by towering 500ft sand dunes that rise from Lake Michigan
World-class wineries, authentic small towns, Calif. cuisine, ancient redwood forests & Pacific Ocean beaches define Sonoma County, the famous wine region just 45 minutes north of Golden Gate Bridge.
This wonder of engineering aids industry for 158 years, allowing freighters to bypass rapids between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes with vital minerals for mills and factories of the Midwest.
Space Shuttle Atlantis showcases the priceless spacecraft as if in flight, brings visitors nose-to-nose with Atlantis and invites them to 'be the astronaut' with more than 60 interactive experiences.
A 170 meter viewing tower offering breath-taking views across the south coast spanning 23 miles & 1,700 years of history. Stunning architecture and an iconic landmark for Southern England.
the lake contains some of the highest quantities of magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulphates in the world and is the primary reason for the crazy colors at various times of year.
Part of Liverpool's UNESCO World Heritage Site & one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world. Completed in 1854, it took 12 years to build & counts Queen Victoria & Dickens as fans.
The St. Charles streetcar line is the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world! Rumbling along St. Charles and Carrollton avenues, the streetcar symbolizes the charm and romance of N.O.
St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. Built as the conventual church of the Knights, it is renowned for its inlaid marble floor & two Caravaggio masterpieces.
Not only the premier park, but also a top attraction and one of the largest urban parks in the world. It features an 8.85km seawall for walking, jogging and cycling, a 150 year old forest and more.
13 miles of trails to explore, plus the Illinois River offer fishing, boating, extraordinary views and great places to relax. Home to many wildlife species, Starved Rock is a nature lover's paradise.
Stew Leonard's, a family-owned and operated fresh food store founded in 1969, known as "Disneyland of Dairy Stores" because of its fun atmosphere with costumed characters and animated entertainment.
The sandbar is home to a fleet of friendly stingrays seeking petting and chum. Offering an encounter like no other, these gentle creatures swim naturally to guests in Cayman's crystal blue water.
Georgiaâs number 1 attraction & home to the largest high relief sculpture in the world, carved on the face of the mountain. The entire carved surface measures 3 acres & is than larger Mount Rushmore
Traced back to the Neolithic period around 2,500 BC, this UNESCO Heritage Site's exact purpose is debated, believed by some to be a temple for worship, an observatory, or even a prehistoric calendar.
Largest sculpture park in the US, more than 100 large-scale sculptures by Noguchi, Calder, Moore, & others dot the rolling hills, creating a harmonious yet dramatic interaction between art & nature.
The notorious Sunset Strip has a celebrated past filled with rebellion and revelry. From speakeasies of 1920s to the live music scene of the 60s to today, The Strip is a legend that'll never grow old.
The only living Native American community designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site & National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years.
Terreiro do Paco has played a central role in the history of Lisboa for centuries. Now, with its new cultural and leisure facilities, it's the new meeting point for all who visit Lisboa.
The 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua, located on Dominican Republicâs North Coast just 30 minutes from Puerto Plata, epitomizes wonder and exudes ecological bliss.
The Azores are the most beautiful islands in the world. The lava-rich soils fed by volcano eruptions nurture more than 1,200 species of fauna and flora. The landscape varies from fields to ocean cliff
The Azure Window, a giant opening at the end of a cliff located on the western coast of Gozo, is a spectacular natural landmark & must be one of the most photographed vistas of the Maltese Islands.
In February, 2013 Barry Gibb and Moreton Bay Regional Council unveiled a new statue and walkway - called Bee Gees Way, a tribute to RedcliffeâÂÂs world-famous pop group.
Completed in 1888 for the town's water supply, Big Well is the Worldâs Largest Hand Dug Well. At 109 ft deep & 32 ft in diameter, dug using shovels & pick axes, it's a marvel of pioneer engineering.
The Blue Lagoon on the island of Comino is a sheltered inlet famous for its dazzling blue waters. It appeared on screen many times including in Madonna's Swept Away and the mini-series Helen of Troy.
The Breakers is a 138,300 square foot summer "cottage" built for the Vanderbilt family in 1895 in Newport, RI. Its interiors include a 50 foot Great Hall, rare marble, platinum leaf and gilding.
The Chandelier Tree is 1 of only 3 drive-through redwood trees in existence. Coast redwoods are the tallest trees on the planet, higher than a 30-story skyscraper, & live to over 2000 years.
The world's largest glass museum sparkles in Crystal City. You can browse 3500 years of glassmaking history, see glass come to life during Hot Glass Show demonstrations, & even make your own souvenir.
The 11 glacial Finger Lakes are among America's deepest & no more than 3.5 miles wide. Creating a micro-climate ideal for wine, agriculture & fishing, legend calls the 'fingers' God's handprint.
The vast wilderness of the Everglades covers much of southern Florida & is home to hundreds of species of birds, fish, bobcats & Florida panthers, as well as its most famous residents, alligators.
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. is the largest Halloween spectacle in the eastern U.S. It features more than 5,000 individually hand-carved jack o'lanterns.
Intimately associated with English Literature in the 18th & 19th centuries, the stunning scenery & abundant wildlife of the Lake District has been an inspiration to authors & citizens alike.
The twin peaks of Saint Lucia. The Pitons are sibling mountains that rise majestically above lush surroundings. The volcanic complex that surrounds the mountains includes rainforests and hot springs.
The Rock Eagle Mound is a stone effigy shaped like a bird that was built by Native Americans 1,000 to 3,000 years ago. It's one of only two confirmed stone effigy mounds east of the Mississippi River.
The Indian domes of the Royal Pavilion make this one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles. The Chinese inspired interior is equally breath-taking.
The Spillway is where ducks walk on fish. This natural phenomenon started in 1937 when the Pymatuning Reservoir was built. The Reservoir covers 17,088 acres and is in Pymatuning State Park.
The Superbank is a phenomenal & unintended byproduct of Mother Nature and human intervention. A man-made sandbank producing 2km of flawless surfing waves beginning at Snapper Rocks.
The Thousand Islands of Northern New York (US) and Southeastern Ontario (CAN) is a mythical place of fairytale castles, endless shorelines and crystal clear waters that many find unfathomable.
New Orleans' oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter or Vieux Carr, is the heart & soul of the South. Centuries-old Spanish & French colonial architecture holds historic galleries, music clubs, & more
From Abingdon to Whitetop Mountain, VA there is a 34 mile trail that everyone from ages 9 to 90 can enjoy. The Virginia Creeper Trail was named after the steam engine that once creeped up the mountain
TRNP is the Grand Canyon of the North, only half as deep & a lot more complicated. It has take-your-breath-away scenery & wildlife spread out over a 70,000-acre park. www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm
Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, fuses national history, culinary genius, grape vines, and natural beauty into a world-famous experience. A brilliant mind's perfectly preserved brilliant house.
Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve is 46,000 acres of wild adventures in the heart of Jacksonville, FL! Visitors can boat, hike, fish, swim, kayak, get active and enjoy nature.
Hundreds of songwriters gather each year in the #1 Songwriting capitol of the world. In 2012, close to 400 songwriters performed 92 shows at Nashville's top music venues for over 9,000 fans at Tin Pan
The Tobago Cays, a protected wildlife reserve of 5 islets bordered by a horseshoe reef, is a renowned sailing/diving mecca in SVG. Its ever-changing kaleidoscope shades of aquamarine are unrivaled.
Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuously paved road in US. With peak elevation of 12,183 ft, it travels over 20 miles through Rocky Mountain National Park views & crosses the Continental Drive.
Combining mystery of ancient Maya civilization with singular beauty of the Caribbean Sea, it is the only known archaeological site built on top of a cliff overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean.
21 acres hosting over 450 varieties of roses are the focal point of the city known as âThe Rose Capital of Americaâ. Among the pathways are numerous ornamental fountains and fixtures.
A global icon and considered the spiritual heart of Australia. Uluru is a deeply spiritual place and is world heritage listed for its natural and cultural significance.
Cancun's Underwater Museum is the largest underwater museum in the world and consists of more than 400 life-size sculptures designed by eco-sculptor, Jason de Caires Taylor.
See the 12-mile-wide collapsed volcanic crater and view lush, rolling, high grassland valleys along with forest woodlands and sparkling streams. A 89,000-acre ranch inside is famous for its geology.
700 hectares of vineyards shape Vienna's cityscape & more than half of the metropolitan area is made up of green space. Vienna is definitely the world's number 1 most livable city! www.vienna.info
Two-thirds of St. John is a protected national park. The park includes white sand beaches, an underwater snorkeling trail and hiking trails for visitors to discover petroglyphs & sugar mill ruins.
Created in only 7 months from local iron for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, it is the world's largest cast iron statue, considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States.
The world famous Waitomo Caves are a subterranean wonderland. Millions of years in the making, the Caves is now home to some of NZ's best adventure activities like water rafting, ziplining & more.
Unique on Earth, it girds all 870m of the Welsh Peninsula. Walkers can discover the shape of the nation. Vistas take in castles, ancient pilgrimage sites, & wildlife. www.Walescoastpath.gov.uk
Designed by Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. One of the world's most acoustically sophisticated concert halls, it's one of LA's architectural landmarks.
9 million gallons daily at a perfect 87F with the highest healing mineral content in the US. With over 51 essential minerals necessary for a healthy, well balanced body, it's the Fountain of Youth.
An archeological wonder, Warm Mineral Springs maintains 87 degrees and contains one of the highest mineral contents in the U.S. Discoveries made beneath the surface date back 10,000 years.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Wartburg sits high above Eisenach in Thuringen. Visitors can trace back almost 1,000 years of German and world history as they explore the life of Martin Luther.
Best preserved Medieval Castle in the UK with parts dating back to 1068. The castle is filled with original artefacts and pieces that have belonged to various members of the Royal family.
The hotel was first dubbed the 8th Wonder after its debut in 1902. The architectural marvel with its 200 foot dome is back following one of the largest privately funded preservation projects in the US
West MacDonnell Ranges exemplifies an ancient landscape sculpted over time by climatic elements. Visit the scenic gorges that have been significant in the stories of the Western Arrernte Aboriginals.
Watch your feet become buried by warm gypsum particles that took millions of years to create. Welcome to White Sands National Monument.
Over 6,400 burgundy bricks were carved by 2 artists into depictions of historic buildings, engineering feats, local celebrities and important people to tell the story of Cloud County.
With over 59,000 acres of ancient mountains dotting a sea of prairie, the refuge is home to free-range American bison herds and prairie dogs. Mount Scott is the crowning jewel with amazing views.
Natural waterfall on Willamette River created during Ice Age Floods. Historic Native American fishing/trading site. Largest waterfall in US by volume (after Niagara Falls). 7th widest in the world.
Museum is a wonder of extravagant living. A 175-room mansion built by Henry Francis du Pont, surrounded by 1000 acres of gardens & filled with the nation & finest American decorative arts collection.
If cheese had a Napa Valley it would be in Wisconsin. Experience artisan cheese by visiting cheese makers, tasting their products and touring facilities where cheese is produced. Come take a taste.
It's the World Waterpark Capital, pioneering a craze that compels people to visit the Dells specifically to get soaked. Don't skip the scenery of the Wisconsin River and its sandstone cliffs either.
In 1919 the building appeared at 701 La Salle St in bustling downtown. The dimensions were unique, if not downright strange. The building stood 40 ft at 4 stories and measured 10 ft wide & 16 ft long.
With its world famous geothermal features, abundant wildlife and more than 2 million acres of sprawling wilderness, Yellowstone National Park is one of North Americaâs greatest assets.
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