United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Episode 480

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United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Amateur Traveler Episode 480

Hear about the United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the pokies talks to Gary Arndt from Everything-Everywhere.com and The Global Travel Conspiracy podcast about these best of the best sites.

Gary says, of UNESCO sites, “They way I usually describe it to people is it’s like the Hall of Fame for National Parks or of historical places, like it’s the best of the best. There’s a World Heritage convention (treaty) that was signed in the 1970s. Once a year they get together and add new sites to the list. Countries have to make proposals and it is a rather involved process. It can take many years.” Gary has been to all but one of the U.S. UNESCO sites, and that one is not generally open to tourists.

As of this recording there are 23 UNESCO sites in the United States:

Cultural

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (1982)
Chaco Culture (1987)
Independence Hall (1979)
La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico (1983)
Mesa Verde National Park (1978)
Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (1987)
Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point (2014)
San Antonio Missions (2015)
Statue of Liberty (1984)
Taos Pueblo (1992)

Natural

Carlsbad Caverns National Park (1995)
Everglades National Park (1979)
Grand Canyon National Park (1979)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (1983)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (1987)
Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek (1979)
Mammoth Cave National Park (1981)
Olympic National Park (1981)
Redwood National and State Parks (1980)
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park (1995)
Yellowstone National Park (1978)
Yosemite National Park (1984)

Mixed

Papahānaumokuākea (2010)

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Show Notes

Everything Everywhere
UNESCO – USA
List of World Heritage Sites in the US
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Midway Atoll
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Kluane / Wrangell � St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
Olympic National Park
Redwood National and State Parks
Yosemite National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
Grand Canyon
Chaco Culture
Taos Pueblo
Carlsbad Caverns
Mammoth Cave
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Everglades National Park
Old San Juan
Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Independence Hall
Statue of Liberty
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
National Parks of the U.S.
The Global Travel Conspiracy

United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Amateur Traveler Episode 480

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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