The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, recognizes special landmarks around the world as culturally significant. These World Heritage Sites are selected based on cultural, historical or scientific importance to humanity. While there are many UNESCO World Heritage Sites located abroad, there are plenty located right here in the United States. With 22 sites to choose from, visitors can easily travel across the country to explore these cultural and natural landmarks.
- Mesa Verde National Park
- Yellowstone National Park
- Everglades National Park
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Independence Hall
- Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
- Redwood National and State Parks
- Mammoth Cave National Park
- Olympic National Park
- Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Statue of Liberty
- Yosemite National Park
- Chaco Culture
- Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
- Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
- Taos Pueblo
- Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
- Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point
- San Antonio Missions
In addition to these sites, Philadelphia is the only city in the United States recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage City.
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