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Main link goes to Google satellite image of area. In most places you can zoom in once, in some places all the way. Use "VR" link for virtual reality tours, "Img" for Google images. Please note, some coordinates have errors. If you find the true coordinates, comment on my blog.

Mesa Verde
[Img] "A great concentration of ancestral Pueblo Indian dwellings, built from the 6th to the 12th century, can be found on the Mesa Verde plateau in south-west Colorado at an..." [More]

Grand Canyon National Park
[Img] "Carved out by the Colorado river, the Grand Canyon (nearly 1,500 m deep) is the most spectacular gorge in the world. Located in the state of Arizona, it cuts across the Grand..." [More]

Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
[Img] "Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, was also a talented architect of neoclassical..." [More]

Statue of Liberty
[Img] "Made in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for the steel framework), this towering monument to liberty was a..." [More]

Everglades National Park
[Img] "This site at the southern tip of Florida has been called 'a river of grass flowing imperceptibly from the hinterland into the sea'. The exceptional variety of its..." [More]

Independence Hall
[Img] "The Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States (1787) were both signed in this building in Philadelphia. The universal principles of freedom..." [More]

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
[Img] "This site contains two of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mauna Loa (4,170 m high) and Kilauea (1,250 m high), both of which tower over the Pacific Ocean. Volcanic..." [More]

Yosemite National Park
[Img] "Yosemite National Park lies in the heart of California. With its 'hanging' valleys, many waterfalls, cirque lakes, polished domes, moraines and U-shaped valleys, it..." [More]

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
[Img] "This karst landscape in the state of New Mexico comprises over 80 recognized caves. They are outstanding not only for their size but also for the profusion, diversity and..." [More]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
[Img] "Stretching over more than 200,000 ha, this exceptionally beautiful park is home to more than 3,500 plant species, including almost as many trees (130 natural species) as in..." [More]

Redwood National Park
[Img] "Redwood National Park comprises a region of coastal mountains bordering the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. It is covered with a magnificent forest of sequoia redwood..." [More]

Olympic National Park
[Img] "Located in the north-west of Washington State, Olympic National Park is renowned for the diversity of its ecosystems. Glacier-clad peaks interspersed with extensive alpine..." [More]

Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek
[Img] "These parks comprise an impressive complex of glaciers and high peaks on both sides of the border between Canada (Yukon Territory and British Columbia) and the United States..." [More]

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
[Img] "Cahokia Mounds, some 13 km north-east of St Louis, Missouri, is the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico. It was occupied primarily during the Mississippian..." [More]

[Img] "The vast natural forest of Yellowstone National Park covers nearly 9,000 sq. km; 96% of the park lies in Wyoming, 3% in Montana and 1% in Idaho. Yellowstone contains half of..." [More]

La Fortaleza and San Juan Historic Site in Puerto Rico
[Img] "Between the 15th and 19th centuries, a series of defensive structures was built at this strategic point in the Caribbean Sea to protect the city and the Bay of San Juan. They..." [More]

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
[Img] "For over 2,000 years, Pueblo peoples occupied a vast region of the south-western United States. Chaco Canyon, a major centre of ancestral Pueblo culture between 850 and 1250,..." [More]

Pueblo de Taos
[Img] "Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this adobe settlement - consisting of dwellings and ceremonial buildings - represents the culture of the Pueblo..." [More]

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
[Img] "In 1932 Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Canada) was combined with the Glacier National Park (Montana, United States) to form the world's first International Peace..." [More]

Mammoth Cave National Park
[Img] "Mammoth Cave National Park, located in the state of Kentucky, has the world's largest network of natural caves and underground passageways, which are characteristic..." [More]

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