15 Incredible Places in the U.S.: The UNESCO Sites

There’s nothing better than discovering there’s even more to a place than you thought. Whether you know it or not, these 15 incredible places in the U.S. are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and all worth visiting. 

Incredible Places in the U.S. You Might Not Have Realized Were UNESCO Sites

This UNESCO Site in Washington State is known for its diverse ecosystems. It has alpine meadows, glacier-clad peaks, forests, and 11 major rivers.  

1. Olympic National Park – Washington

In Kentucky, Mammoth Cave National Park has the most significant number of underground passageways and natural caves. Within the caves and the surroundings are a variety of flora, fauna, and several endangered species.  

2. Mammoth Cave National Park – Kentucky

The Everglades have been described as a river of grass that flows from the hinterland to the sea. Situated at the southern tip of Florida, this national park boasts a myriad of reptiles, birds, and threatened species, including the manatee that calls it home.  

3. Everglades National Park – Florida

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The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, and the Constitution of the United States in 1787 in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. These two documents have set a precedence for democracy and freedom in America and worldwide. 

4. Independence Hall – Pennsylvania

5. Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Tennessee and North Carolina

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has over 100 species of trees. It also has over 500,000 acres of untouched natural beauty and 1,600 flowering plant species. It is no wonder it is a UNESCO Site. 

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Franciscan missionaries built the complexes in the 18th Century and highlighted how the Spanish Crown tried to evangelize, colonize, and defend New Spain’s northern frontier.  

6. San Antonio Missions – Texas

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