Experiencing Life

Life Experiences

Some of the non-biology-related sites that provide experiences that will enrich your human life, in trip order:

  • Sinks Canyon (river disappears into cave)
  • Yellowstone's Geysers (most in the world)
  • Niagara Falls (top 3 in the world for volume and the tallest of those three for height)
  • Bristlecone Pines (oldest known living things, Great Basin NP)
  • Angel's Landing (intense trail at Zion NP)
  • Grand Canyon (possibly the most awe-inspiring experience in the world)
  • Crater Lake (deepest lake in U.S.)
  • Redwood and Sequoia trees (tallest and most massive in the world)
  • Big Sur
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Lake Superior (largest lake in U.S.)
  • Meteor Crater
  • Dark Skies
    • Dark Sky Sanctuary (Cosmic Campground)
    • Dark Sky Parks (Big Bend, Florissant Fossil Beds, Dinosaur NM, Great Basin, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Mesa Verde, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Voyageurs)
    • Other Dark Skies (McDonald Observatory)
  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Skyscrapers (in Chicago and New York)
  • Denali (tallest peak in North America)
  • Na Pali Coast
Cities visited or close to main trip sites (bold = Experiencing Life site is in the metropolitan area):
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Nashville, TN
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Boston, MA
  • Providence, RI
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Denver, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Boise, ID
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Kansas City, MO/KS
  • Wichita, KS
  • Omaha, NE
  • Los Angles, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Detroit, MI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • El Paso, TX
  • Richmond, VA
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • New York, NY
  • Honolulu, HI
Trip Menu
  1. Greater Yellowstone
  2. Southeast
  3. Northeast
  4. Four Corners
  5. Northwest
  6. Heartland
  7. California
  8. Great Lakes
  9. Southwest
  10. Mid-Atlantic
  11. Alaska
  12. Hawaii

Overview Map


Experiencing Life Biology Textbook

Experiencing History - Under development as a new theme for experiencing things you just can't get from a classroom. Try the Oregon Trail topic.

For more information, please e-mail us at