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Old 02-01-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: 304
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I thought this would be a good thread to revive!

I'd say the top 7 man-made wonders in America (in no order)

Statue of Liberty
Golden Gate Bridge
St Louis Arch
Empire State Building
Hoover Dam
The Pentagon
Mount Rushmore

Honorable Mention:
New River Gorge Bridge
Washington Mall
Space Needle
Chrysler Building


7 Natural wonders:

Grand Canyon
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Glaser National Park
Everglades
Denali Forrest
Mount Saint Helen
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Wow, nobody mentioned Hawaii.

1- Grand Canyon, AZ
2 - Napali Coast of Kauai, Hawaii
3 - Denali NP, Alaska
4 - Yellowstone NP
5 - Mt. Rainier, WA
6 - Florida Keys
7 - White Sands, NM
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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Wow, nobody mentioned Hawaii.

1- Grand Canyon, AZ
2 - Napali Coast of Kauai, Hawaii
3 - Denali NP, Alaska
4 - Yellowstone NP
5 - Mt. Rainier, WA
6 - Florida Keys
7 - White Sands, NM
How about these: Niagara Falls, Everglades, Redwoods NP, Mt. McKinley, Glacier NP, Death Valley, Mammoth Cave, Yosemite? There are a lot of amazing places in the U.S.
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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How about these: Niagara Falls, Everglades, Redwoods NP, Mt. McKinley, Glacier NP, Death Valley, Mammoth Cave, Yosemite? There are a lot of amazing places in the U.S.
No Hawaii? Got to have Hawaii in there.


Island of Kauai, Hawaii - YouTube
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:08 PM
 
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Oh yeah I was just adding to your list of possibilities...Volcano National Park could be considered as well.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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We have too many natural wonders to limit to seven. Out of the West alone there's more than seven. A lot more, actually. *sighs* But I'm going to make my list (not in order):

1. Glacier NP
2. Black sand beaches in Hawaii
3. Grand Canyon
4. Everglades
5. White Sands
6. Yosemite
7. Grand Tetons
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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Natural:
Niagara Falls
Old Faithful
Monument Valley
The Great Smoky Mountains
Hot Springs
Mammoth Cave
Grand Canyon

Natural H.M.: Mt. Shasta, Mt. St. Helens, Everglades, Crater Lake, Mississippi Delta, Great Lakes, Great Salt Lake, Death Valley, White Sands.

Man-made:
Golden Gate Bridge
Disney World (-land came first, but -World is more...wondrous)
Mount Rushmore
Empire State Building
Gateway Arch
Biltmore Estate
Hoover Dam

Man-made H.M.: Oak Alley, French Quarter, Statue of Liberty, The National Mall, Pentagon, Salt Lake Temple (took 40 years to build), Mall of America, Miami Beach, Chrysler Building (I thought about putting it in over ESB), TCL Chinese Theatre, Sears Tower, Hollywood Sign.

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Built Environment

Gateway Arch
The Overseas Highway
Golden Gate Bridge
Big Dig Boston
Hoover Dam
Mt Rushmore
Empire State Building

Natural:

Grand Canyon
Outer Banks
Half Dome
Diamond Head
Niagara Falls
The Great Lakes
The Everglades
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: LBC
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How many of you would actually reserve vacation time to see the St Louis Arch?
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: St louis
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How many of you would actually reserve vacation time to see the St Louis Arch?


Have you ever seen the gateway arch in person? It's spectacular, I'm lucky to drive by it everyday...
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