The world’s 11 coolest nature observation decks

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Most observation decks are found at the top of iconic big city buildings. But that doesn’t mean cities enjoy a monopoly on elevated vistas. Check out these cool nature vantage points.

Most observation decks are found at the top of iconic big city buildings. But that doesn’t mean cities enjoy a monopoly on elevated vistas.

No siree! There’s an array of fantastical structures overlooking splendid natural landscapes out there too. Check out these four cool nature vantage points (parts two and three in this series are coming soon!)

Our featured image above is by andrewcparnell and shows the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona.

Grand Canyon Skywalk – Arizona, U.S.

Grand Canyon Skywalk (Image: Hualapai Tourism)
Grand Canyon Skywalk (Image: Hualapai Tourism)
Grand Canyon Skywalk (Image: Wikipedia)
Grand Canyon Skywalk (Image: Wikipedia)
Grand Canyon Skywalk (Image: Leonardo Stabile)
Grand Canyon Skywalk (Image: Leonardo Stabile)
Grand Canyon Skywalk (Image: Ariane Middel)
Grand Canyon Skywalk (Image: Ariane Middel)

Paseo Garganta del Diablo – Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: )
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: Wikipedia)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: Wikipedia)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: Wikipedia)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: popejon2)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: popejon2)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: popejon2)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: popejon2)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: markg6)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: markg6)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: Cris Valencia)
Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Image: Cris Valencia)

Top of Tyrol – Mount Isidor, Austria

Top of Tyrol (Image: © LAAC Architects)
Top of Tyrol (Image: © LAAC Architects)
Top of Tyrol (Image: © LAAC Architects)
Top of Tyrol (Image: © LAAC Architects)
Top of Tyrol (Image: © STUBAI GLACIER)
Top of Tyrol (Image: © STUBAI GLACIER)
Top of Tyrol (Image: © STUBAI GLACIER)
Top of Tyrol (Image: © STUBAI GLACIER)
Top of Tyrol (Image: © Stubaier Gletscher)
Top of Tyrol (Image: © Stubaier Gletscher)

Stegastein Lookout – Aurland, Norway

Stegastein Lookout (Image: C H | Visitnorway.com)
Stegastein Lookout (Image: C H | Visitnorway.com)
Stegastein Lookout (Image: C H | Visitnorway.com)
Stegastein Lookout (Image: C H | Visitnorway.com)
Stegastein Lookout (Image: C H | Visitnorway.com)
Stegastein Lookout (Image: C H | Visitnorway.com)
Stegastein Lookout (Image: C H | Visitnorway.com)
Stegastein Lookout (Image: C H | Visitnorway.com)

Infinity Room at House on the Rock – Spring Green, Wisconsin, U.S.

Infinity Room (Image: The House on the Rock)
Infinity Room (Image: The House on the Rock)
Infinity Room (Image: The House on the Rock)
Infinity Room (Image: The House on the Rock)
Infinity Room (Image: The House on the Rock)
Infinity Room (Image: The House on the Rock)
Infinity Room (Image: Alexis Fam Photography)
Infinity Room (Image: Alexis Fam Photography)
Infinity Room (Image: puroticorico)
Infinity Room (Image: puroticorico)

Canopy Tower – Soberanía National Park, Panama

Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower)
Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower)
Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower)
Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower)
Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower | Kike Calvo)
Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower | Kike Calvo)
Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower | David Tipling)
Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower | David Tipling)
Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower | David Tipling)
Canopy Tower (Image: Canopy Tower | David Tipling)

Clingmans Dome observation tower – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn., U.S.

Clingmans Dome (Image: Wikipedia)
Clingmans Dome (Image: Wikipedia)
Clingmans Dome (Image: Wikipedia)
Clingmans Dome (Image: Wikipedia)
Clingmans Dome (Image: tylerthompson1984)
Clingmans Dome (Image: tylerthompson1984)
Clingmans Dome (Image: Bogeskov)
Clingmans Dome (Image: Bogeskov)

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – Vancouver, Canada

Capilano Suspension (Image: )
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)

Il Binocolo at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle  – Merano, Italy

Il Binocolo (Image: Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff)
Il Binocolo (Image: Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff)
Il Binocolo (Image: Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff)
Il Binocolo (Image: Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff)
Il Binocolo (Image: Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff)
Il Binocolo (Image: Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff)
Il Binocolo (Image: © Südtirol Marketing/Helmuth Rier)
Il Binocolo (Image: © Südtirol Marketing/Helmuth Rier)
Il Binocolo (Image: Stefan Rindt)
Il Binocolo (Image: Stefan Rindt)

Dachstein Skywalk – The Hunerkogel, Austria

Dachstein Skywalk (© Planai lifts)
Dachstein Skywalk (Image: © Planai lifts | Herbert Raffalt)
Dachstein Skywalk (Image: © Planai lifts)
Dachstein Skywalk (Image: © Planai lifts)
Dachstein Skywalk (Image: © Planai lifts | Dachstein)
Dachstein Skywalk (Image: © Planai lifts)
Dachstein Skywalk (Image: © Planai lifts | Dachstein)
Dachstein Skywalk (Image: © Planai lifts | Dachstein)
Dachstein Skywalk (Image: © Planai lifts | Dachstein)
Dachstein Skywalk (Image: © Planai lifts | Dachstein)

Cimetta Geological Observatory (Landscape Promontory) – Cardada, Switzerland

Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Cardada)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Lago Maggiore Tourist Office)
Landscape Promontory (Image: Lago Maggiore Tourist Office)

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The world’s 11 coolest nature observation decks was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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