You could spend a lifetime exploring the sites of America, all as beautiful as they are diverse. If you live in the U.S., you don’t need a passport to see what Mother Nature has to offer. Every state has its own version of beauty, which is why we polled residents and tourism boards from each to determine what that one must-hit. While one city may be known for its high snow-covered mountains that are home to many skiers, a city only a few hours away could be overflowing with warm, clear-ocean beaches where surfers spend their every waking moment.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

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Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert, California

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The Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

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Niagara Falls, New York

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

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Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

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Bryce Canyon, Utah

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Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, California

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Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois

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