Exploring the World's Most Famous and Amazing Places!

Around the globe, our world is dotted by places unlike any other. During your explorations today you need to do the following things:

  1. Find each of the places below in Google Earth (TIP: Highlight, copy/paste the place name from the list below into the 'Search' box in Google Earth)
  2. Create a Placemark at the location (TIP: You can drag the found place into your folder under My Places).
  3. In the 'Description' part of the placemark you need to include the following information (TIP: You can copy/paste the list below):
    1. On what continent will you find the place:
    2. In what country will you find the place:
    3. If it is in the U.S., what state is it in:
    4. Is it natural or man made:
    5. Is it New or Ancient:
    6. Link to the best picture you found for it:
If you find a place that you think is really interesting and want to learn more about it, you can try searching for it at the Fact Monster Kid's Almanac or The World Almanac for Kids or even Wikipedia.

For a Video tutorial of what you need to do, click here. For an overlay with the names of the continents click here.


Statue of Liberty

Eiffel Tower

Golden Gate Bridge

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Sydney Opera House

Grand Canyon

Angkor Wat

Great Wall of China

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Great Sphinx

Schloss Neuschwanstein

Devils Tower

Mount Rushmore

Mount Everest

Kilauea Volcano

Mount Saint Helens

Taj Mahal


Machu Picchu

Empire State Building

Gateway Arch

Space Needle

Your Home

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Easter Island

Tower Bridge

Colosseum of Rome

Vatican City

Notre Dame Cathedral

Galapagos Islands


Ngorongoro Crater

Carlsbad Caverns