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Top 5 Record Setting Attractions in the United States


Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

America is massive at 3.8 million sq. miles, and it is blessed with several natural attractions. It is the home to spectacular deserts, ancient forests, waterfalls, volcanic features, mountain ranges, glaciers, caves, canyons and swamps. However that reality doesn’t diminish the awesomeness of those places. Here, we have provided a top 5 list of nature’s record setting attractions in U.S.

Crater Lake – The Deepest lake in the U.S.

Crater-Lake



The Crater Lake is one of the record setting attractions in the western United States, located in south-central Oregon. It is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. The Lake is also known for the “Old Man of the Lake”, a full-sized tree which is now a stump that has been bobbing vertically in the lake for over a century.

General Sherman – Largest living tree in the world

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General Sherman is the second record setting attractions in U.S. and it’s not only the largest giant sequoia, but it is also the world’s biggest living tree. It is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on earth. With a height of 83.8 metres, a diameter of 7.7 metres, an estimated bole volume of 1,487 cubic metres and an estimated age of 2,300–2,700 years. It is nevertheless among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all trees on the planet.

Death Valley – Lowest and hottest spot in the U.S.

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Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California’s Mojave Desert, the lowest, driest and hottest area in North America. It is famous as the hottest place in the world. It is the point of the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level and the world record highest air temperature of 134°F (57°C) was recorded at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. Death Valley may sound like a depressing destination to visit, but it boasts some of the most adaptable plant and animal life on the planet.

Mauna Kea – World’s tallest mountain

Mauna-Kea



Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. About one million years old, Mauna Kea is the highest point in the U.S. state of Hawaii, standing 13,803 ft above sea level. However, much of Mauna Kea is below sea level, when measured from the ocean floor, its height is 33,100 ft, more than twice Mount Everest.

Rainbow Bridge – Tallest natural bridge in the U.S.

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Rainbow Bridge in southern Utah is one of the world’s highest natural bridges. The bridge is estimated to be more than 200 million years old. It is 290 feet tall; at the top it is 42 feet thick and 33 feet wide. Rainbow Bridge was known for centuries by the Native Americans who have long held the bridge sacred.

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