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What are the Best UNESCO Sites in North America?

Mayan City of Chichen-Itza

With its iconic pyramids, this ancient Mayan city has to be counted among the best on the list. The city served as the center of Mayan civilization during Pre-Hispanic times. This site exemplifies the remarkable construction capabilities of the Mayans.

The pyramid of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza at full moon

Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino

So far, we’ve mentioned historical cities, but this one is a natural site in Mexico. Located on the Baja California Peninsula, this region is a remarkable ecosystem and home to a wide variety of marine wildlife. The coastal lagoons are a sanctuary and breeding ground for blue and grey whales, harbor seals, California sea lions, and northern elephant seals. An endangered species of sea turtles also inhabit the region.

Humpback Whale breaching in deep blue sea

Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho

Yellowstone earns its place as a global icon, with the largest concentration of geysers (over 500) and a wide variety of wildlife, including bison and bears. The massive park is scaped with breathtaking mountains, evergreen forests. Canyons and grasslands. If you love seeing nature and geological formations, Yellowstone should be high on your list of places to visit.

Beautiful cerulean geyser

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Located in the state of Illinois, this ancient Native American settlement is considered America’s first city. It spanned about 3,500 acres, and the number of residents ranged from 10,000 to 20,000 people. It includes the most massive earthworks in North America, which visitors can climb.

Cahokia Mounds Palisade

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