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World Record U.S Hot Spots to Visit in 2018

Park ranger Vickie Carson explains the wonders of Mammoth Cave along Broadway, within sight of the Rotunda, one of the cave’s largest rooms.



Explore the World’s Longest Underground Cave System

Where: Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave is the longest known cave system in the world and has an abundance of hiking, biking, equestrian and water trails for visitors. More than 400 miles have been explored and mapped so far, with new caves and underground passageways continually being discovered. Nearby, travelers can check out the National Corvette Museum where every single Corvette in the world in produced, the Lost River Cave- Kentucky’s only underground boat systemband much more.






Climb the World’s Tallest Rock Wall

Where: Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno Tahoe

Travelers can tick climbing The World’s Tallest Outdoor Rock-climbing Wall off their bucket lists this year and take in the panoramic views of the Sierras at the top of the 164 foot wall (if they can make it!) The Whitney Peak Hotel located in downtown Reno Tahoe is home to the bucket list experience that is sure to give an adrenaline rush.


Relax under the World’s Largest Living Tree

Where: Sequoia National Park, California

The world’s largest known plant is a giant sequoia in California’s Sequoia National Park. Called General Sherman, the tree is about 52,500 cubic feet and it’s undoubtedly one of the major attractions of the park for visitors, an awe-inspiring sight that exemplifies the remarkable ecology.


Witness the World’s Most Active Volcanoes

Where: Kilauea, Hawaii

Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii is the world’s most active volcano, followed by Etna in Italy and Piton de la Fournaise on La Réunion island. Hawai’i is the southernmost and largest of the island chain, which owes its existence to the very active Hawaiian hot spot.


Visit America’s Deepest Lake

Where: Crater Lake, Oregon

This volcanic-formed lake is 1,943ft deep, which could submerge the Empire State Building 700ft deep. One of the deepest lakes in the world, Crater Lake is also one of the most beautiful places in Oregon. Artists, photographers, and sightseers remain at awe with its blue water and stunning setting atop the Cascade Mountain Range

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