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Travel with Kids: 7 Natural Wonders of the United States

Travel with Kids: 7 Natural Wonders of the United States

Travel with Kids: 7 Natural Wonders of the United States

The natural world is filled with so many wonders and beautiful sights that we really should take every opportunity to see as many of them as possible. In the United States alone, there are several natural wonders that people travel to see every year. Kids enjoy visiting these natural wonders as much as their parents do, so with them in mind, it's a great idea to find some natural sites that capture their interest.

The following are seven natural wonders of America that kids will enjoy seeing and that you can plan a family vacation around.

7 Wonders Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK

The Niagara Falls have been a popular destination for countless generations of families that are in search of natural beauty. Stateside, the falls and the area around it fall in a protected park, so there is very little development and the entire family can explore the falls, upstream and downstream portions of the river and the forest surrounding it. Visit both during the day and in the evening when the falls are lit up by a colorful light show that is sure to amaze children.

Sequoia Trees in Big Basin Redwoods State Park

REDWOOD FORESTS, CALIFORNIA

Children are generally amazed by things that are larger than them, and in the Redwood Forest of CA, children can get up close and personal with trees that are awe inspiring to many. Redwoods need to be growing foam long time to reach their full height and width, so this is a great time to talk about conserving what remains of untouched forests while children try to figure out how many of them it takes to go around.

7 Wonders Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA

The Grand Canyon is an international destination, attracting thousands of visitors to its gates every day. Kids will be awed by the sheer size, drop and length of the canyon, and the fact that they cannot see where it ends. There are a lot of kid friendly hiking options and activities hosted by the park rangers that families can all participate in together.

7 Wonders Everglades Florida

THE EVERGLADES IN FLORIDA

The Everglades of Florida cover some of the most protected area of the country, threatened constantly by development and the influx of people establishing their homes in the area. Not a swamp, but a freshwater river, the Everglades make up one of the most unique ecosystems you'll ever come across. Organize air boat rides for the most adventure, swamp tours can also be arranged around almost any theme and activity level.

Delecate Arch at Sunset

ARCHES, UTAH

Arches is one of the most photographed areas of the southwest, on account of the impressive rock formations that have been left behind by years of rain and wind. Take a hike with the family to see some of the most impressive formations during the day and then return at night to do some stargazing and count shooting stars.

7 Wonders Carlsbad Caverns

CARLSBAD CAVERNS, NEW MEXICO

The Carlsbad Caverns of New Mexico have some of the most impressive cave formations found in the country. The Big Room Cavern is the third largest cavern in America and can fit huge groups of guests comfortably. Kid friendly tours through the cave are given every day, and more adventurous options are available to those that want an exciting, dirtier trip into the caves.

7 Wonders KILAUEA, HAWAII

KILAUEA, HAWAII

While no volcano is entirely safe, there are a few active volcanoes like, Kilauea, that are safe enough for visitors to view from a distance. Road trips up to the summit are easily done using the special access road, which is a great lesson for kids in how volcanoes change the landscape around them. Once at the top, active lava flows can be identified and viewed for movement. It's amazing how fast you can go from snowy peaks, lava flows and then sunny beach on the big island of Hawaii

We hope you have enjoyed this look at Travel with Kids: 7 Natural Wonders of the United States

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  1. Looking forward for this adventurous activities.

  2. It looks like I have a lot of traveling to do yet. I thought I traveled a lot but of the seven wonders you have on here I’ve only been to one. Hopefully this summer I’ll be able to go to another one because we will be there this summer. I want to check all of these off my list.

  3. Sarah

    I always wanted to go to Hawaii. We went to Niagara Falls when I was a kid and it was amazing. We went to the Grand Canyon during a different trip and I was not impressed at all. I think it was because we went to Niagara Falls previously, the Grand Canyon just seemed like a huge hole in the ground. Oddly enough I went back as a teenager and wasn’t impressed either. I wish we could have gone to the caverns, those are definitely on my bucket list!

  4. Amy Desrosiers

    I have never visited any of these awesome locations. I would love to check out Niagra Falls or the Redwoods in Cali!

  5. I would love to visit all of these. I have been to Niagara Falls, but it has been years ago and I don’t remember much about it. I would love to go back. I really want to see the Grand Canyon, but all of these are on my bucket list.

  6. Claudia Krusch

    We had so much fun at Niagara Falls. would love to go back again soon. The next trip we have planned is the Grand Canyon.

  7. These are all great places to go and explore. We are hoping to get to Niagara Falls this summer.

  8. Lisa Bristol

    I have been dreaming of going to Hawaii some day. All of these places would be amazing.

  9. Cat

    I have only been to one of these…the grand canyon! And it was magical! I’d definitely like to go to CA for the redwoods some day for sure, and maybe some of these other places as well. 

  10. Pretty much every spot on your list is on my list of places to go with my family! There are so many cool places to see in the US. 

  11. TColeman

    I have always wanted to see Niagra Falls! All of these places look beautiful.

  12. These all look like great places to see. The Grand Canyon is awe inspiring.

  13. Brianne

    Wow you are giving me the travel bug! There are so many places on my bucket list! 

  14. I do wish I had traveled more with my kids when they were little. I still need to see more of our USA. I think now that my kids are young adults they have traveled more than me! LOL

  15. It’s amazing how many beautiful, scenic places exist right in the UNited States. My husband and I would love to visit a bunch of these locations.

  16. These are interesting places to explore. I’ve never been to any of these places, but we’re planning a trip to the US next year. Hopefully, we can visit some of these places.

  17. Goodness, you make me want to pack up and start traveling. I’m going to FL next month and I hope we can work in a trip to the Everglades of Florida while there. I’ll add the other suggestions to my bucket list.

  18. Hubby wants to get an RV and go across the country. Here are some great places to start.

  19. I know that I have been to Carlsbad Caverns twice. We went through Utah one summer on our way back to Colorado. I think we stopped at the arches. I was lucky to see Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone twice, and countless campgrounds growing up.

  20. I have currently seen zero of these wonders…I need to get out more!!

  21. Such a beautiful world we live in! I would love to see them all with my husband and son. But we’ll head to the Grand Canyon first.

  22. Rebecca Swenor

    These are all great natural wonders to visit with kids that are in the United States. We have never been to the Grand Canyon and hopefully we can see it this summer. My kids are both men but we still do family vacations together. Thanks for sharing these 7 natural wonders.

  23. I’ve got a lot of places still to travel on this list… I’ll have to keep these in mind for my next adventures with the kids : ) thank you!

  24. Jeni Hawkins

    All of these places look amazing. I would love to plan a trip to any of them!

  25. It’s great to be able to go to these places and appreciate their beauty. I think it’s awesome! This is a pretty good list and each place is worth going to. It would be nice to explore these places!

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