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Wonders in North America

World Map of location of Civ V Wonders in North America.
World Map of location of Civ V Wonders in North America.

Chichen Itza

Left: Civilization V art of Chichen Itza . Right: Modern day photo of the El Castillo of Chichen Itza.
Left: Civilization V art of Chichen Itza . Right: Modern day photo of the El Castillo of Chichen Itza.

Game stats: +4 Happiness. Length of Golden Ages increased by 50%. +1 GPP towards Great Engineer.

Historical information: Chichen Itza is a city of stone and consists of buildings, temples and courtyards. At the center of the city stands the stepped pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo).

Location: Yucatán, Mexico.

Built: 13th Century.

How to visit: The archaeological site is open to tourists year round, and costs around $6.

Broadway

Left: Civilization V art of Broadway. Right: Modern day photo of Broadway.
Left: Civilization V art of Broadway. Right: Modern day photo of Broadway.

Game stats: A Great Musician appears near the City where the Wonder was built. Contains 3 slots for Great Works of Music.

Historical information: Broadway is a 15-mile long street running through Manhattan and The Bronx in New York City. It is best known for the middle section between 42nd and 53rd Streets dubbed the "Great White Way" - the theater district.

Location: New York City, United States of America.

Built: Theaters began to open here in the mid-1800s AD.

How to visit: It is free to walk along this stretch of road, and performances in the theaters cost depend on the theater and the show.

Statue of Liberty

Left: Civilization V art of the Statue of Liberty. Right: Modern day photo of the Statue of Liberty.
Left: Civilization V art of the Statue of Liberty. Right: Modern day photo of the Statue of Liberty.

Game stats: +1 Production from Specialists in every city.

Historical information: Designed by French sculptor Frederic Bartholdi it was given to the United States by the French government to commemorate 100 years of American independence.

Location: Ellis Island, New York, United States of America.

Built: 1886 AD.

How to visit: To get to Ellis island you will need to take a boat journey, and the ticket prices depend on what areas you want access to. Prices range from $18-$21 not including boat transport costs.

Pentagon

Left: Civilization V art of the Pentagon. Right: Modern day photo of the Pentagon.
Left: Civilization V art of the Pentagon. Right: Modern day photo of the Pentagon.

Game stats: Gold cost of upgrading military units reduced by 33%.

Historical information: Built as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense and the armed forces. It contains office space for 25,000 people, making it one of the largest office buildings ever constructed.

Location: Arlington County, Virginia, United States of America.

Built: 1943 AD.

How to visit: Tours inside the facility run daily. however you must provide your Passport to enter. The tours are free.

CN Tower

Left: Civilization V art of the CN Tower. Right: Modern day photo of the CN Tower.
Left: Civilization V art of the CN Tower. Right: Modern day photo of the CN Tower.

Game stats: Free Broadcast Tower in every city and +1 Population and Happiness per city. +1 GPP towards Great Merchant.

Historical information: The Tower was built as a communications tower and is used for TV and radio broadcasting.

Location: Toronto, Canada.

Built: 1976 AD.

How to visit: Entrance into the tower is just under $30.

United Nations

Left: Civilization V art of the United Nations. Right: Modern day photo of the United Nations.
Left: Civilization V art of the United Nations. Right: Modern day photo of the United Nations.

Game stats: Triggers voting for a Diplomatic Victory.

Historical information: Created after WWII to maintain international peace and security.

Location: New York, United States of America.

Built: 1945.

How to visit: Tours of the building cost $22.

Wonders is South America.

World Map of Civ 5 wonder locations in South America.
World Map of Civ 5 wonder locations in South America.

Machu Picchu

Left: Civilization V art of Machu Picchu. Right: Modern day photo of Machu Picchu.
Left: Civilization V art of Machu Picchu. Right: Modern day photo of Machu Picchu.

Game stats: +25% Gold from Trade Routes. +1 GPP towards Great Merchant.

Historical information: An Incan city made almost entirely of white granite stone. With the city was a palace, temples, residential areas, plazas and a cemetery.

Location: Machupicchu District in Peru.

Built: 1450 AD.

How to visit: Only 400 people can visit a day and prices range from $68 - $75.

Cristo Redentor

Left: Civilization V art of Cristo Redentor. Right: Modern day photo of Cristo Redentor.
Left: Civilization V art of Cristo Redentor. Right: Modern day photo of Cristo Redentor.

Game stats: Culture cost of adopting new Policies reduced by 10%.

Historical information: A large statue of Jesus to celebrate the centennial of Brazilian independence.

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Built: 1922.

How to visit: Tickets must be bought beforehand online, and range from $15-$20.

Un-visitable Wonders

  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Location is unknown, and its actual existence still debated.
  • Colossus of Rhodes: While the general area is known, no ruins remain.
  • Oracle: Is not a physical item but rather, a person.
  • Porcelain Tower: The tower was destroyed, and recently all rubble removed as the structure is being rebuilt in the near future.
  • Great Firewall: Not a physical item
  • International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope: Because they are in space.

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Sources: Civilization Wikia, Civilization V Wonders.