The United States of America has plenty to offer to those who enjoy traveling and exploring, from wonderful beaches and places filled with natural beauty through to incredible cities filled with excitement, adventure and attractions. No matter what part of the country you go to, you will always find something to enjoy or explore. It's not just beaches and exciting cities that you will find in America - it is also a place that is filled with sites that are fascinating, unusual, unique and just downright weird in some cases. Visiting some of the top weird natural sites in the USA is a great way to explore different areas from a new perspective and you will find a variety of different to see in various parts of America. Amongst the top 10 weird natural sites that you will find in the U.S.A. are mentioned below.
This is a national part that is situated in the southwest part of Utah and is a place that not only looks unusual but also has fascinating legends attached to it. Its canyons have been carved by rain and frost and it is filled with freestanding pinnacles that are known as 'hoodoos'. These are limestone pinnacles and some of them are as tall as 150 feet. According to Native American legend, the pinnacles are actually people who have been turned to stone because of their bad behavior.
Ringing Rocks Park is located in Bucks County in Pennsylvania. It gets its name from the fact that it has a field of rocks that ring when they are hit - something that experts have yet to work out the reason for. The rocks are able to make sounds like chiming bells when hit together or with a hammer. The sounds are all different, which means that you can create something or a musical extravaganza by hitting an assortment of them. The reasons behind the sound of the rocks have been put down to everything from electromagnetic through to alien activity.
Address: Ringing Rocks Rd,
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
This national park can be found in Arizona and the reason behind its name is the fascinating clusters of trees that have been transformed into rock like formations giving them the appearance of having been 'petrified'. This is a fascinating sight and the forest is made all the more interesting by the variety of plant and animal fossils dating back more than two hundred million years.
Address: P.O. Box 221, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 860289
Chimney Rock is a natural structure located in Nebraska, and amazingly it is even taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York. It was once used as a compass by pioneers using the Oregon Trail and today you can explore the rock up close and personal by climbing up or using the elevators that have been installed by hollowing out the middle of the rock.
This is a place that offers a beautiful park of red stone, which was actually carved out by flash flooding. The flash floods that created it still continue today and the canyon, in Arizona, has become the most visited and photographed slot canyon in the southwest. Visitors love the stunning and unusual scenery when they come to this site, with its unique formations and colors.
This is a fascinating and much-visited site that is located forty miles from Flagstaff in Arizona. It is said to have been created by a crashing meteor tens of thousands of years ago and is an amazing six hundred feet in depth. In addition it stretches one mile across, making it a fascinating site. You can go the crater's edge and enjoy viewing from the lookout points.
Address: Interstate 40 Exit 233,
Winslow, AZ 86047
This attraction in Eastern California is fascinating, unusual, stunning, weird, and beautiful all at the same time. You will find the hottest points, driest points and lowest points in North America when you come here and you will also see many striking contrasts in terms of the landscape. The landscape here is harsh but is also breathtaking at the same time.
Part of a fascinating national park in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave is said to be both incredibly grand and unusually gloomy. It is the longest known cave system in the world, and over 400 miles of it have been explored. It is now a World Heritage Site and while humans have been known to have been exploring it for thousands of years, it remains a fascinating place to visit.
Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
Located in California, Redwood Forest is home to some of the world's largest trees making it a truly fascinating place to visit. You will be astounded by the height of some of the trees here, which will put you in mind of stories such as Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree series, where the top of the tree couldn't even be seen. Some trees reach over 370 feet in height.
Address: Highway 101, Orick, CA, Redwood National Park, CA 95555
As the name suggests, this unusual natural site is a naturally occurring face that has formed out of rocks. The best way to view it is to approach the rock by boat, and you can see the rock and the face with the Sumdum Glacier as the backdrop. You will then be able to see that the unusual formation looks just like a human neck and face.
Address: Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Petersburgh, Alaska