<p>(Inscribed) Volcanic eruptions are the norm in this <a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/hawaii-volcanoes-national-park/" target="_blank">Hawaiian park</a> with two of the most active volcanoes worldwide in its backyard consistently reshaping the island’s landscape.</p>

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

(Inscribed) Volcanic eruptions are the norm in this Hawaiian park with two of the most active volcanoes worldwide in its backyard consistently reshaping the island’s landscape.

Photograph by Art Wolfe, Getty Images

24 Incredible Photos of U.S. UNESCO Sites: Present and Proposed

Find out which sites are under consideration for the prestigious title and which ones have already made the cut.

From the glowing lava flows of Hawaii to the pearly ice fields of Alaska, the United States’ natural and cultural heritage is as vast and diverse as the country itself. The U.S. currently claims 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites, which capture thousands of years of natural history and human innovation. An additional 20 natural and cultural sites ranging from under-the-sea monuments to urban architectural wonders are also vying for the renowned title. Find out which sites have already been inscribed for their “outstanding universal value,” and which tentative sites may join the list soon.

Book your next trip with Peace of Mind
Search Trips

Read This Next

See 100 years of the Lincoln Memorial in photos
Next-gen weather station installed near Everest’s summit
Hard hit by COVID-19, Black Americans are recovering slowly

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet