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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

This karst landscape in the state of New Mexico comprises over 80 recognized caves. They are outstanding not only for their size but also for the profusion, diversity and beauty of their mineral formations. Lechuguilla Cave stands out from the others, providing an underground laboratory where geological and biological processes can be studied in a pristine setting.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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viiTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance. All
viiiTo be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features. All

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The Sentinel 2020209.3kmsite_ao
Kentucky Club 2020203.9kmsite_ao
Dave’s Pawn Shop 2019203.8kmsite_ao
Recycled Roadrunner Statue 2019233.9kmsite_ao
Roswell UFO Spacewalk 2019137.1kmsite_ao
Faith Alive Cowboy Church Radio Station 2019209.5kmsite_ao
No Scum Allowed Saloon 2019216.6kmsite_ao
Sparky’s 2019265.9kmsite_ao
Bosque Redondo Memorial 2018249.2kmsite_ao
The Hill 2018110.8kmsite_ao
Smokey Bear’s Grave 2018189.4kmsite_ao
A Traditional Bhutanese Temple in El Paso 2017204.9kmsite_ao
Sunland Park Dinosaur Tracks 2018202.7kmsite_ao
Target Marathon 2018224.5kmsite_ao
The World’s Second-Largest Roadrunner 2017201kmsite_ao
Building 98 2017210.1kmsite_ao
Hotel Paisano 2018209kmsite_ao
Three Rivers Petroglyph Site 2018200.2kmsite_ao
Wrong Store 2018209.5kmsite_ao
A Sweet Labor Of Love 2017197.5kmsite_ao
These Two Giant Sink Holes in Texas Are Getting Bigger 2018125.4kmsite_ao
B-36 Bomber Crash Site 2018201.5kmsite_ao
A Four-Legged UFO House in Texas 2017294.8kmsite_ao
The World’s Only Chile Pepper Research Institute 2018223.6kmsite_ao
An Art Magazine’s Tiny Desert Utopia 2017297.3kmsite_ao
POW Iron Cross 2018138.2kmsite_ao
The Grave of a Notorious Old West Outlaw 2018199.5kmsite_ao
Stardust Motel Sign 2018209.5kmsite_ao

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About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.

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