The Grand Canyon has been historically recognized as the largest canyon in the world. Similarly, Paricutin is recognized as one of the youngest volcano with the birth witnessed by modern day man. The Grand Canyon and Paricutin Volcano are honored to serve as the Ambassadors to North America’s Wonders of Nature.

On February 26 2014, the Seven Natural Wonders of North America were officially declared in Irving, Texas. These wonders of nature were determined by the voting of experts from around the world. Experts included conservationists, professors, and nature or wildlife associations with a key focus on members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park features the largest super volcano in North America. In addition to this statistical significance, Yellowstone received the most votes because of the unique geographical features, eco-diversity, and wildlife with the traditional recognition of being the first national park in the world.

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location: Wyoming, USA

other facts: The largest super volcano in North America measuring 34 x 45 miles 955 by 72 km)

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is comprised of three falls known as Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. Collectively, these three falls make up Niagara Falls and serve as the largest waterfall in North American based on volume of flow.

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location: Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York

other facts: The largest volume of flow in North America 2,407 ( m3/s)

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park features the tallest waterfall in North America as well as the largest granite monolith in El Capitan. An additional contribution to the winning status includes the diversity in ecosystems as well as the distinctive iconic monolith known as Half Dome.

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location: California, USA

other facts: Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall at 2,425 feet (739 m) with El Capitan serving as the largest granite monolith at approximately 3,000 feet (900 m).

Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy represents the largest tidal change in a single day. The tidal changes occur twice a day. The Bay of Fundy is located in northeastern North America falling between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

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location: Nova Scotia, Canada

other facts: Largest tidal range in the world measuring 55.8 feet (17 m) at Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia.

Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America and features a greater vertical rise than Mount Everest. Mount McKinley is also called Denali and is one of the highlights for visitors traveling to Denali National Park. Mount McKinley has the greatest vertical rise of any mountain above sea level from base to peak..

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location: Alaska, USA

other facts: Tallest mountain in North America reaching a height of 20,237 feet (6,168 m).

The Redwoods

The Redwoods serves a joint winner between Redwood National Park and Sequoia National Park which collectively serve as the largest and tallest trees in the world. Although are different, they both are from the redwood family.

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location: California, USA

other facts: Tallest tree stands at 379 feet and the largest tree is 52,500 cubic feet, affectionately called General Sherman.

The Everglades

Everglades National Park is home to the slowest moving river in the world. The Everglades holds the distinction of being only one of three wonders to be recognized as a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importanc

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location: Florida, USA

other facts: Slowest moving river with a flow of .25 miles (.40 km) per day.

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