07/01/2010 07:58 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top 7 Wonders Of The U.S.: A Reader's Poll

Last month, we launched Explore America, a series of six galleries designed to educate and inspire the country to see the beauty in their own backyard. Along with the help of the U.S. Travel Association and, we combed through the country, pulling out ten wonders in each of six different categories -- Natural, Wildlife, Unusual, Historical, Architectural, and Water -- and asked you, the reader, to vote on your favorites. Here, we've compiled the top seven wonders found stateside, according to number of votes, along with two honorable mentions.

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