The United States is an incredible country indeed. Though unified as one, it is a land of incredible contrasts, stretching from one beautiful coastline to another – we’re not going to say which is best! And whether you’re on one of those coastlines or somewhere in between, there’s always something incredible to check out just a short drive away.
Sure enough, there are the big things you want to see in the United States. We’re talking about the big skies of Montana, the depths of the Grand Canyon, and even the hustle and bustle of that incredible metropolis, New York City. But while there are definitely some “big” things you’ll want to see in your travels through the United States, there are some great hidden gems that are worth your time too.
Below, we’re going to share our 20 picks for the best hidden gems in the United States that you should absolutely visit. Depending upon where you live, some of these might even be familiar to you. However, we’re willing to bet even someone who’s had the chance to see all fifty states hasn’t had the opportunity to check out every item on our list… So, let’s take a look!
1. Biosphere 2 (Arizona)
Located in Oracle, Arizona, it turns out that “The Biosphere” isn’t just a passable movie starring Pauly Shore.
2. Bodie Ghost Town (California)
Built in the 1800s and abandoned in the 1920s, this is a real-life ghost town that you can walk through.
3. Camden, Maine
A wonderful little town on the coast of Maine has everything you could want, from rich local history to incredible restaurants and shops.
4. Mildred B. Cooper Chapel (Arkansas)
There are a lot of famous architectural wonders in the United States, but few as ornate and awe-inspiring as this hidden gem.
5. Dry Tortugas (Florida)
If you want the best beach in Florida, and you want to check out a cool fort, then you’ve got to go here.