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Top 7 Natural Wonders in the U.S.A.

The following is my list of the top seven natural wonders of the U.S.A. Although I have yet to visit any – these are the top seven I want to visit.

Number One:

Niagara Falls. Three large waterfalls falling 61 meters with large amounts of water pouring over. A must see. The power of the water, the sound, the mist, the boat ride, the romance.

Number Two:

The Grand Canyon. Whether you believe it took millions of years or whether you believe its an obvious result of a great flood, its become irrelevant when you see the scale. The facts and figures as well as the photos look impressive. I’m sure in the flesh words do it no justice.

Number Three:

Yosemite National Park. The View of El Capitan the worlds largest piece of exposed granite alone would be worth the visit. The rivers, streams and animals just add to the beauty.

Number Four:

Redwood National Park. Having seen the beautiful Redwoods in Rotorua, New Zealand which are just over 100 years old, how much better to see ones over a thousand. The size and beauty of these trees is only bettered by having them all in one place creating the perfect cool environment with lots of fresh air. Living up to 2000 years old and reaching 105 meters in height is all impressive, but it is their width that really inspires.

Number Five:

Yellowstone National Park. I love Geothermal Wonders and Yellowstone has plenty over 10,000 hot springs and geysers. Throw in trees and a swim in hot pools and I’m in heaven. Seeing Bison in their natural setting would also be a reminder of America’s past. Watching a bear – from a very safe distance – would also be a treat.

Number Six:

The Black Hills country. OK, you’ve got me here, Mount Rushmore is hardly natural, but still worth a visit. The fact that Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Deadwood are all nearby gives a taste of the great plains and the wild west.

Number Seven:

Hawaii – the Volcanoes, Wailua Falls, the beaches, the towering cliffs, waterfalls and forests – all good reasons to visit.

Some will complain I haven’t include Alaska in this list, but to be honest Alaska would make a list all on its own.

Alastair Harris