U.S. National Parks Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Dataset contains 14 data items (see table below).


Dataset of national parks in U.S. that are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS).- the Wrangell-St. Elias (Alaska), Glacier Bay (Alaska) and Yellowstone National Parks (Wyoming, Montana, Idaho) are the largest national parks in the United States that are designated as World Heritage Sites.

Located in south central Alaska, the Wrangell–St. Elias National Park is the largest national park in USA and the state of Alaska. The park stretches 8,323,146 acres in area and was designated as a national park with the passing of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980.


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U.S. National Parks That Are Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

Information/Description Attribution: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, s.v. List Of National Parks Of The United States ( accessed December 17, 2020 ) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_the_United_States)


Wrangell-St. Elias.

UNESCO Designation: World Heritage Site

An over 8 million acres (32,375 km2) plot of mountainous country - the largest national park in the system - protects the convergence of the Alaska, Chugach, and Wrangell-Saint Elias Ranges, which include many of the continent's tallest mountains and volcanoes, including the 18,008-foot Mount Saint Elias. More than a quarter of the park is covered with glaciers, including the tidewater Hubbard Glacier, piedmont Malaspina Glacier, and valley Nabesna Glacier.

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Glacier Bay.

UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve & World Heritage Site

Glacier Bay contains tidewater glaciers, mountains, fjords, and a temperate rainforest, and is home to large populations of grizzly bears, mountain goats, whales, seals, and eagles. When discovered in 1794 by George Vancouver, the entire bay was covered by ice, but the glaciers have since receded more than 65 miles (105 km).

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UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve & World Heritage Site

Situated on the Yellowstone Caldera, the park has an expansive network of geothermal areas including boiling mud pots, vividly colored hot springs such as Grand Prismatic Spring, and regularly erupting geysers, the best-known being Old Faithful. The yellow-hued Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River contains several high waterfalls, and four mountain ranges traverse the park. More than 60 mammal species including timber wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, lynxes, bison, and elk, make this park one of the best wildlife viewing spots in the country.

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Dataset of Largest National Parks:    in USA   |   in California   |   in Alaska   |   in Utah
Other Metrics:   Most Visited   |   U.S. National Parks That Are Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites   |   UNESCO Biosphere