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Seven Great Places in America You Need to See this Summer

This summer take a road trip across America and visit some of the most beautiful natural wonders right in your own backyard. Here are 7 places in the USA that are unique and beautiful. Discover America one natural wonder at a time.

Take an American Road Trip this Summer

Posted By Dee Jones | February 23, 2018

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Seven Great Places in America You Need to See

The United States has so many beautiful and awesome things to see. Discover some of these natural wonders and maybe even make plans to visit some of them. Make life an adventure and go exploring. According to the National Park Service over 298 million people visit its parks each year, that includes Monuments and Preserves.

1. Multnomah Falls Columbia River Gorge
The tallest waterfall and most popular natural destination in Oregon is Multnomah Falls Columbia River Gorge. It is a staggering 620 feet. It is also the waterfall in the 2017 movie The Shack.

Multnomah Falls Columbia River Gorge

2. Great Sand Dunes National Park
The highest sand dunes in North America are found at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. They are believed to have been formed over 440,000 years ago. You can even go sandboarding and sand sledding there.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

3. Northern Lights in Alaska
The best time of year to see the Northern Lights in Alaska is late September to late March.

Northern Lights in Alaska

4. The Wave
Located in the Coyote Buttes near the Arizona-Utah border you only have a 14.6% chance of actually going there in person. You have to apply and if you are picked you will be one of the few that will actually get to hike this fantastic natural wonder.

The Wave in Arizona

5. Grand Prismatic Spring
The largest hot spring in the United States is the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park and is described by some as a football field on steroids. The stunning rainbow of colors makes this spring the most photographed in Yellowstone.

Grand Prismatic Spring

6. Thurston Lava Tube
Walk through a subterranean cave formed by ancient flowing lava at the Thurston Lava Tube located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is a 500-year-old lava cave formed during a massive eruption of Kilauea volcano.

Thurston Lava Tube

7. Glacier National Park
It is the most Instagrammed place in the U.S. and has the most pinned locations on Pinterest in the world. Glacier National Park has over 1 million acres of wilderness. It features turquoise lakes, forests, alpine meadows, rugged peaks, valleys & waterfalls.

Glacier National Park


Sources:

Why Congress Can Sell Off Our National Forests, But Not National Parks
Multnomah Falls
Dunes Among Diversity
Northern Lights Viewing - Travel Alaska
Everything you Need to Know about Hiking The Wave in Arizona
Explore the Big Island
Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone's Midway Geyser Basin
11 Facts About Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park - National Geographic


 

 


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