10 U.S. Waterfalls That Will Take Your Breath Away

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8: Cumberland Falls, Kentucky

For a truly magical sight, make sure to visit the heart of Kentucky where you’ll find Cumberland Falls. This waterfall flows over 60 feet of boulders, creating magical looking mist, perfect for romantic photoshoots.

But this particular waterfall is great not just for sightseers and hikers, it also attracts plenty of canoeing, white water rafting, and kayaking enthusiasts.

There’s also a gift shop for you to buy all the trinkets for your journey and, a little ways ahead, you’ll find the Cumberland Mining Company. Here, you can partake in gem mining. Here you can discover gemstones of all shapes and sizes, in addition to the rare and exciting fossils.

All of this and more await you, including 17 breathtaking miles to hike!

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8 thoughts on “10 U.S. Waterfalls That Will Take Your Breath Away”

  1. Thank you for starting my morning with these.
    Our great nation is full of natural wonders and beauty. I’ve never desired to travel anywhere else. I’m planning on camping at as many national parks as I can. I wish I could copy this.

  2. We took a wrong turn down what looked like a road back in the early 1980’s and ended up here and turning around at the end of the road without realizing what we were leaving behind. We wanted to get back to the South Rim. We could have altered our plans and explored here, literally off of our beaten path. Along this road was where we saw a wild herd of horses which delighted; never came across another since., Allow yourself to alter your schedule to take in a fabulous new experience. Even though I have visited the Grand Canyon several times over the years, I never made it back to this spot. I did add Monument Valley to a quickly scheduled Arizona trip in 1992. Now I use a walker and am glad I took all the trips that I did, alone, or with my father, and later, my husband.
    Donna V.

  3. I have been here twice – yes, once again with my father and also my mother, joining them at an Air Force Reunion in Plattsburgh in New York in the ’80’s and again much later with my husband visiting his daughter at Cornell. On the American side you can come up close to the edge with the power of the falls. There’s also a trail by car where you can stop at points on the river; again, feeling the power of the water. You can take the Maid of the Mist ride for another power rush, and you can go through the cave at the river. Don’t wear socks! My parents went here for their honeymoon, and I remember thinking of this place as “kitschy” – common and touristy. But taking these tours and reading about its history positively impressed me. Donna V.

  4. I wish you guys would do the tallest bridges in the United States. Don’t leave out The Royal Gorge. Stunning as it’s a suspension bridge. There’s an incline cable car that will take you to the bottom where experience of being so close to the Colorado River will open your eyes.. You can take a tram across the gorge to the other side, or if you prefer, walk across the bridge yourself!

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