List of World Heritage Sites in the United States facts for kids
UNESCO was created for the "conservation and protection of the world’s inheritance of books, works of art and monuments of history and science". The constitution of UNESCO was ratified in 1946 by 26 countries, including the United States.
As of 2012, there are 21 places in the United States which are on the World Heritage List.
There are 3 sites which are on a tentative list.
|Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site||Illinois||cultural site|
|Carlsbad Caverns National Park||New Mexico||natural site|
|Chaco Culture||New Mexico||cultural site|
|Everglades National Park||Florida||natural site|
|Grand Canyon National Park||Arizona||natural site|
|Great Smoky Mountains National Park||Tennessee; North Carolina||natural site|
|Hawaii Volcanoes National Park||Hawaii||natural site|
|Independence Hall||Pennsylvania||cultural site|
|Kluane/Wrangell-St Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek||Alaska||natural site|
|La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site||Puerto Rico||cultural site|
|Mammoth Cave National Park||Kentucky||natural site|
|Mesa Verde National Park||Colorado||cultural site|
|Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville||Virginia||cultural site -- Monticello; University of Virginia|
|Olympic National Park||Washington||natural site|
|Redwood National and State Parks||California||natural site|
|Pueblo de Taos||New Mexico||cultural site|
|Statue of Liberty||New York||cultural site|
|Waterton Glacier International Peace Park||Montana||natural site|
|Yellowstone National Park||Wyoming, Montana, Idaho||natural site -- 1st national park in the world; created March 1, 1872|
|Yosemite National Park||California||natural site|
The Tentative List consists of sites which have been nominated. The evaluation process is not yet completed.
- Civil Rights Movement Sites
- Dayton Aviation Sites
- Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks
- Thomas Jefferson Buildings
- Mount Vernon
- Poverty Point State Historic Site
- San Antonio Franciscan Missions
- Serpent Mound
- Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
- Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
- Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
- Petrified Forest National Park
- White Sands National Monument
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