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North American Wonders of the World

Natural Wonders of North America

 

Visit the 175 natural wonders of North America., from Niagara Falls, straddling the United States and Canada, up to Mount McKinley in Alaska and over to Multnomah Falls in Oregon, In the south visit Saguaro National Park in Arizona or Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Further south is the Paricutin Volcano in Mexico or the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala. Further into Central America is Thousand-Foot Falls in Belize or the Sand Dune Volcano in Costa Rica
     
Wind sculpted rocks from near the White Domes, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
North America is a continent of contrasts--from the lofty peaks of the Cascade Mountain range to the watery paradise of Florida's Everglades.
Get up close and personal with giant glaciers, polar bears and wooly bison; hike through the wilds of Yellowstone Park; journey deep into caves rich with stalagmites and stalactites; and experience the beauty of sun-kissed deserts. [1]
Multnomah Falls in Oregon
   
Valley of Fire State Park[2]
 
Multnomah Falls [3]

North America is third largest of the world's continents, lying for the most part between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer. It extends for more than 5,000 mi (8,000 km) to within 500 mi (800 km) of both the North Pole and the Equator and has an east-west extent of 5,000 mi. It covers an area of 9,355,000 sq mi (24,230,000 sq km).[4]

 

 

Interactive map of North America

New descriptions are added regularly. Last addition 6/20/2010

North America Canada

Brooks Range, Alaska, U.S.A.
• McNeil River Falls, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Mount Katmai, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Bear Glacier, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Portage Glacier, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Glacier Bay, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Mount McKinley, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Bering Strait, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Mount Rainier, Alaska, U.S.A.
• Grand Coulee, Washington, U.S.A.
• Dry Falls, Washington, U.S.A.
• Upper Saggit River, Washington, U.S.A.
• Mount St. Helens, Washington, U.S.A.
• Massacre Rocks, Idaho, U.S.A.
• St. Mary Lake, Montana, U.S.A.
• Natural Bison Range, Montana, U.S.A.
• Lake McDonald, Montana, U.S.A.
• Mahar Point, Maine, U.S.A.
• Old Sow Whirlpool, Maine, U.S.A.
• Crater Lake, Oregon, U.S.A.
• Multnomah Falls, Oregon, U.S.A.
• Mount Hood, Oregon, U.S.A.
• The Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, U.S.A.
• Badlands, South Dakota, U.S.A.
• Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota, U.S.A.
• Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A.
• Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, U.S.A.
• Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A.
• Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, U.S.A.
• Devil's Tower, Wyoming, U.S.A.
• Agate Fossil Beds, Nebraska, U.S.A.
• Monterey Canyon, California, U.S.A.
• Monterey Bay, California, U.S.A.
• San Andreas Fault, California, U.S.A.
• Yosemite National Park, California, U.S.A.
• Glacier Point, California, U.S.A.
• Rancho Le Brea Tar Pits, California, U.S.A.
• Half Dome, California, U.S.A.
• Bridalveil Fall, California, U.S.A.
• Kings Canyon, California, U.S.A.
• Lake Tahoe, California, U.S.A.
• Joshua Tree National Park, California, U.S.A.
• Giant Redwoods, California, U.S.A.
• Mono Lake and Craters, California, U.S.A.
• Channel Islands, California, U.S.A.
• Death Valley national Park, California, U.S.A.
• Vernal Pools, California, U.S.A.
• Bristlecone Pine, California, U.S.A.
• Mount Lassen, California, U.S.A.
• Beaches of Southern California, U.S.A.
• Monument Valley, California, U.S.A.
• Arches National Park, California, U.S.A.
• Great Salt Lake, Utah, U.S.A.
• Canyonlands National Park, Utah, U.S.A.
• Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, U.S.A
• Zion Canyon, Utah, U.S.A.
• Natural Bridges, Utah, U.S.A.
• Hoodoos, Colorado/Utah, U.S.A.
• Bryce Canyon, Utah, U.S.A
• Thor's hammer, Utah, U.S.A.
• The Mittens, Utah, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Dinosaur National Monument, Utah/Colorado, U.S.A.
• Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado, U.S.A.
• Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, U.S.A.
• Florissant Fossil Beds, Colorado, U.S.A.
• Cave of the Winds, Colorado, U.S.A.
• Delaware Bay, Delaware / New Jersey U.S.A.
• Natural Bridge, Virginia, U.S.A.
• Mammoth Caves, Kentucky, U.S.A.
• Huachuga Mountains, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A
• Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, U.S.A.
• The Painted Desert, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Saguaro National Park, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Antelope Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Kartchner Caverns, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Meteor Crater, Arizona, U.S.A.
• The Sonoran Desert, Arizona, U.S.A.
• Bisti Badlands, New mexico, U.S.A.
• Bandera Ice Caves, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• White Sands national Monument, U.S.A.
• City of Rocks, New mexico, U.S.A.
• Shiprock Peak, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• The Kneeling Nun, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• Blue Hole, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• Cimarron Canyon, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• The Valley of Fires, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• Las Huertas Canyon, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• Slaughter Canyon Cave, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• Soda Dam, New Mexico, U.S.A.
• The Lost Sea, Tennessee, U.S.A.
• Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas, U.S.A.
• The Basin of the Chisis Mountains, Texas, U.S.A.
• Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, U.S.A.
• Everglades national park, Florida, U.S.A.
• Ponce De Leon Spring, Florida, U.S.A.

 

 

Ellesmere Island-Nunavut, Canada
Mackenzie Delta, NW Territories, Canada
Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada
Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada
Western Brook Pond, Newfoundland, Canada
Hell's Gate, British Columbia, Canada
Burgess Shales, British Columbia, Canada
Cathedral Grove, British Columbia, Canada
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
The Drumheller Badlands, Alberta, Canada
• Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
• Nahanni River, NW Territories, Canada
• Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
• The Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada
• Niagara Falls, New York U.S.A./Ontario, Canada
• The Great Lakes, Canada, U.S.A.
Mexico
• Paricutin Volcano, Michoacan, Mexico
• Yucatan Penninsula, Mexico
• La Bufadora, Baja California, Mexico
• Garcia Caves, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
• Copper Canyon, Chihuahua, Mexico
• Sistema Cheve, Oaxaca, Mexico
• Butterfly Trees, Mexico
• Baja California Penninsula, Mexico
Guatemala
• Pacaya Volcano, Escuintla, Guatemala
• Fuego Volcano, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
• Santa Maria Volcano, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Belize
• Blue Hole National Park, Cayo, Belize
• Guanacaste National Park, Cayo, Belize
• Barton Creek Cave, Cayo, Belize
• Thousand-Foot Falls, Cayo, Belize
• Belize Barrier Reef, Belize
El Salvador
• Motecristo-Trifinio Cloud Forest, El Salvador
• Lake Yojoa, Santa Barbara, Honduras
• Santa Ana & Izalco Volcanoes, Santa Ana, El Salvador
• Algeria lake, Usulutan, El Salvador
Nicaragua
• Momotombo Volcano, Leon, Nicaragua
• Lake Nicaragua, Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Costa Rica
• Poas Volcano, Alajuela, Costa Rica
• Sand Dune Volcano, Alajuela, Costa Rica
• Barra Honda Caves, Guancaste, Costa Rica
• Playa Ostional, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
• Cosos Island, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
• Mout Chirripo, Cartago, Costa Rica
• Turtle National Park, Limon, Costa Rica
• Corcovado National Park, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Bahamas

• Bimini Wall, Bimini, Bahamas
• Blue Holes, Bahamas

 

Cuba

• Peace Waterfall, Heredia, Costa Rica
• Vinales Valley, Pinar Del Rio, Cuba
• Bellmar Caves, Matanzas, Cuba
• El Nicho Falls, Cienfuegos, Cuba

 

Dominica
• Waterfalls of Dominica, St. Patrick, Dominica
• Boiling lake, St. Patrick, Dominica
Grand Cayman
• Stingray City, North Sound, Grand Cayman
• Bolw Holes, East End, Grand Cayman
Jamaica
• Cockpit Country, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
• Dunn's River Falls, St. Ann, Jamaica
• Blue Lagoon, Portland Jamaica
Puerto Rico
• Caribbean National Forest, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
• Karst Country, Isabela, Puerto Rico
• Guanica State Forest, Guanica, Puerto Rico
• Mosquiti Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

• Virgin Gorda Baths, British Virgin Islands

 

 

 

St. Lucia Montserrat
• Diamond Falls, Soufriere, St. Lucia
• The Pitons, Soufiere, St. Lucia

• Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat

 

St. Vincent Guadeloupe

• Mount Soufriere, St. Vincent

 

• Carbet Falls, Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
• Mout Pelee, Le Precheur, Guadeloupe

 

Grenada Martinique
• Grand Etang, St. Andrew, Grenada
• Mount Carmel Waterfalls, St. Andrew, Grenada
• Diamond Rock, Le Diamant, Martinique



 

 
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References
 
1. 1,001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die 2005-p. 23- Michael Bright-retrieved 6/22/2009
2. Flickr-Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 6/27/2009
3. Flickr-Multnomah Falls--Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 6/27/2009
4. "North America." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica 2009 Deluxe Edition. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, 2009.
 
 

 

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