(Columbia River Gorge, Oregon)


One of the most iconic waterfalls in the US, this is the star attraction of the famous Columbia River Gorge, which itself boasts numerous waterfalls - many of which are serious waterfalls themselves. But this 620ft year-round waterfall with a concrete arched bridge over its lower drop as well as a historic lodge fronting it always draws millions of visitors each year. And after our visit to this waterfall, we can totally see why. This is why many people make repeated visits to Portland, to come back and see this falls in different moods and flows. With a waterfall this irresistible, we just had to make room for it on this Top 5 list. 

(Yosemite National Park, California)


While there are other similarly-sized waterfalls in the country, this 620ft waterfall frames Yosemite Valley -arguably the most beautiful valley in the world- opposite from the infamous El Capitan. Ever heard of "The Gates of Yosemite Valley"? Indeed, this waterfall is part of the landscape described by John Muir and photographed by Ansel Adams among others while seen by just about every visitor who visits. There's no question it's one of the most beautifully situated waterfalls ever. Heck, the sight of the incomparable valley when we leave the Wawona Tunnel and head into the valley during spring is sure to give you butterflies in your every time. 

(Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming)


Including this over 300ft waterfall amongst America's Top 10 was compulsory. After all, its impossibly-scenic location at the head of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River makes this the must-see attraction of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. That's saying something considering the park is more famous for predictable geysers and an abundance of wildlife that some consider America's version of the Serengeti. 

(Yosemite National Park, California)


This 2425ft waterfall is one of the tallest in the world and widely considered the crown jewel of Yosemite National Park's plethora of cliff-diving waterfalls. You're able to enjoy the falls from numerous spots where you're able to both drive to as well as hike to, which meant there was always a different way to experience it. The only catch with this beauty is that it dries up by mid to late Summer as it runs through its massive winter snowpack very quickly thanks to its relatively bare, unforgiving granite drainage. 

(Buffalo, New York)


The Granddaddy of the waterfalls in the United States, it easily surpasses all others in the country in terms of sheer power, size, popularity, and more. Shared between Western New York in the USA and Southeastern Ontario in Canada, bring your passport and experience this world famous attraction from both sides as well as the plethora of activities on offer here. We consider this waterfall to be one of the World's Big Three so it easily occupies the top spot amongst America's Top 10. If you could only see one waterfall in the country, besides crying, make sure not to miss this one! 

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