10 places to visit in the USA
Mount Rushmore
Grand Canyon national Park
Niagara falls
Alcatraz Prison
Bryce canyon
"White Sands desert»
Lake of morning glory
Sequoia national Park
"Glass beach»
"Stone waves»
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10 places to visit in the USA

1. 10 places to visit in the USA


The United States is not only new York city, skyscrapers,
statue of liberty, Broadway And Hollywood walk of fame,
but also a host of other attractions and natural phenomena
that make you admire and wonder. In the vast territory of
the country there are impressive national parks and nature
reserves, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and surreal mountain
scenery. Every year millions of tourists go to America to see
the unique natural phenomena or achievements of

3. Mount Rushmore

Where: Kingston, South Dakota
The sculptural group carved in mount
Rushmore is the hallmark and national
heritage of America. The monument
represents the bas-reliefs of four
American presidents – George
Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore
Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson. Started
to build this monument in 1927 with
donations of American businessman
Charles Rushmore and finished only in
1941. Presidents have been immortalized
in stone, as they contributed to the
establishment of democracy,
independence and the abolition of slavery
in the country.

4. Grand Canyon national Park

Where: Colorado plateau, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is considered to be the
most popular natural attraction in the
USA. Every year about 4 million people
come to see this majestic miracle of
nature. Cosmic landscapes, unusual colors
of the rocks, the current at the bottom of
the canyon the Colorado river are simply
breathtaking. The best place to see the
Canyon is a horseshoe shaped glass bridge
– Skywalk, which was built in 2007. The
bridge has a transparent glass floor with a
thickness of 10 centimeters, is located at
an altitude of 1 kilometer from the
bottom of the abyss and is a real miracle
of engineering technology.

5. Niagara falls

Where: on the border of new York state
and the canadian province of Ontario
The system of waterfalls on the Niagara
river consists of several waterfalls, the
most famous and powerful of which –
"Horseshoe". Its height is 53 meters and a
width of 792. Since Niagara falls attracts
millions of tourists every year, a lot of
observation platforms, cable car and
rainbow bridge were built for a better
overview. Almost under jets of water ply
pleasure craft that allow you to feel the
full power of this natural phenomenon.
Also, you can look at the waterfall from
above, climbing into the air by helicopter
or balloon. In the evening and at night
streams of water light up multi-colored
searchlights, creating feeling of magic of
the events.

6. Alcatraz Prison

Where: San Francisco Bay, California
Alcatraz is a prison for particularly dangerous
criminals, now transformed into a Museum,
which can be reached by ferry from San
Francisco. The prison building was built in
1912, and originally contained prisoners of
war in Alcatraz, and as a Federal prison for
dangerous criminals Alcatraz earned in 1934.
Special protective measures and the cold
waters surrounding the island made the
prison invulnerable. The high costs of the
criminals led to the closure of the prison in
1963, and since 1973 Alcatraz has been open
to tourists. The legendary image of Alcatraz,
reproduced in many films and works of art,
attracts millions of visitors every year.

7. Bryce canyon

Where: Utah
The red, orange, yellow, terracotta and
brown colours of the Bryce Canyon rock
formations are incredible, especially at
sunrise and sunset. The erosion of the winds
created truly cosmic outlines of the rocks.
Bryce Canyon is often visited with the Grand
Canyon and Zion Canyon. Tourists are waiting
for a variety of viewing platforms, horseback
riding, skiing and Snowmobiling.

8. "White Sands desert»

"White Sands desert»
Where: state of new Mexico
White Sands desert is probably the most
unusual desert in the world. Unusual as its
color and material. White spaces look like
snow dunes, but in fact it is gypsum. Animals
and plants adapted to life here, not enough.
The total area of the desert-about 280
kilometers. The desert is visited by many
tourists, a proposal has been made to
include it in the list of UNESCO world
heritage site, but this is not possible because
of the nearby military bases.

9. Lake of morning glory

Where: Yellowstone national Park, Wyoming
The existence of this lake it is hard to believe
– it was so fantastic it looks. This is a small
thermal source of azure color, the bottom of
which tourists clogged with coins, which led
to a violation of the thermal balance and the
formation of micro-organisms at the edge of
the source, which formed its yellow color.
The lake has the ability to occasionally
change color to purple or green, boil, or
explode like a geyser. Every year millions of
tourists come to see this miracle of nature.

10. Sequoia national Park

Where: Sierra Nevada, California
This natural Park, founded in 1890, is famous
for its giant Sequoia trees. One of the
sequoias (the diameter of the base of which
reaches 32 meters) even has its own name –
the Tree of General Sherman, and the most
popular attraction is a small car tunnel cut in
the trunk of a giant tree. Sequoias reach 100
m in height and 11 m in diameter, they live
an average of 4 thousand years. The man
next to such a tree looks just like an ant.

11. "Glass beach»

"Glass beach»
Where: national Park Mackerricher, California
The history of this beach began in 1949,
when in its place was a city dump.
Subsequently, the authorities came to the
conclusion that the landfill is not the place
here, and for decades, the sea waves turned
broken glass into unusually beautiful colorful
smooth stones. In 2002, the national Park
Mackerricher bought the territory of this
beach, ennobled her, and now it attracts
thousands of tourists to see the result of the
work of nature.

12. "Stone waves»

"Stone waves»
Where: on the border of Arizona and Utah
Caked sand, which for thousands of years
was polished by the wind and rain streams,
formed an incredible, similar to the Martian
landscapes in the United States. Now, this
sandy monolith is reminiscent of frozen
water, forming bizarre shapes. The place is
hard to reach for tourists, because you can
only get on foot, having walked about 5
kilometers, plus access there is very limited
to keep this attraction from the negative
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