This country of ours is truly exceptional! We may not often have time to pick up our heads from our lives, but if you permit yourself the time, you’ll find that you live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It doesn’t matter what coast you’re on or if you’re in the interior, there’s natural beauty to be had a short drive away from wherever you are!
That’s why we thought it would be fun to go state by state, identifying the best park or natural landmark to visit in each. As you’ll see, there’s a tremendous diversity of natural beauty in this country. Just the same as you’ll see deep and enormous caverns, you’ll also see sweeping lakeside dunes, and even a canyon or two! Really, when you step back and take a look at these 50 spots together, you’ll simply marvel at how great the country we live in really is.
So come check out these 50 spots for 50 states, and see if your favorite parks or natural landmarks made the visit. And, be sure to bookmark this page too! We think it just might come in handy if you ever set out on the open road, surveying some of the states in the union that you’ve yet to visit. You want to see the best of what they have to offer, right?
1. Alabama: Little River Canyon National Preserve
While this beautiful area will show you the finest of what Alabama has to offer, it’s the white water rafting you can do here that’s perfect for thrill seekers.
2. Alaska: Glacier Bay National Park
Ask anyone who’s ever been here: It’s not just the glaciers themselves that are impressive, it’s also the kayaking and the wildlife that you’re sure to see.
3. Arizona: Grand Canyon National Park
Believe us when we tell you: pictures simply don’t do the Grand Canyon justice. This truly is one of those things that you HAVE to see you for yourself.
4. Arkansas: Crater of Diamonds State Park
Want to mix your outdoor excursions with the thrill of prospecting? You can do just that as you dig for real-life diamonds in this Arkansas treasure.