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Calendar >  The #1 Place to Visit in Each State of the U.S. – Part II

The #1 Place to Visit in Each State of the U.S. – Part II

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TR Robertson – Part I of the article listing most beautiful places to visit in the U.S., put together by Anne Olivia Bauso published in a “Travel & Leisure” magazine in 2020, listed the states alphabetically from Alabama to Mississippi. Part II continues the information about the #1 spot to visit in U.S. states beginning with Missouri and ending with Wyoming. Once again, see how many of these states and places you have been able to visit so far and if you are planning on traveling to some of the states listed, check out places you are encouraged to include on your trip.

Missouri – Ozark National Scenic Riverways – Towering bluffs and pastureland running along the Current and Jack Fork Rivers.

Montana – Going to the Sun Road – A scenic mountain road running through the Rocky Mountains.

Toadstool Geologic Park – Nebraska

Nebraska – Toadstool Geologic Park and Oglala National Grassland – Unusual geologic formations running next to a massive grassland.

Nevada – Red Rock Canyon – A 13 mile scenic drive that goes by large desert red rock cliffs, buttes and rock formations.

New Hampshire – Kancamagus Highway – A 34.5-mile drive known for the best Fall foliage and numerous viewing areas.

New Jersey – Cape May – A city and seaside resort at the tip of the Cape May peninsula famous for beaches and boardwalks.

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness – New Mexico

New Mexico – Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness – A rolling landscape of steeply eroded badlands.

New York – Finger Lakes – 11 long, narrow lakes among the deepest in North America.

North Carolina – Outer Banks – Barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina with open-sea beaches and shipwrecks off the coast.

North Dakota – Maah Daah Hey Trail – A 144-mile trail for hiking passing by plateaus, jagged peaks and valleys.

Ohio – Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden – A horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic plant collections and special exhibitions.

Oklahoma – Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve – A 170 million acre preserve of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem.

Crater Lake National Park – Oregon

Oregon – Crater Lake National Park – 183,00 acres surrounding a 1,943-foot-deep lake inside a volcanic basin caldera.

Pennsylvania – Appalachian National Scenic Trail at the Delaware Water Gap – The 9 mile section of one of the most scenic portions of the Appalachian Trail.

Block Island – Rhode Island

Rhode Island – Block Island – An island just south of Rhode Island with sandy beaches, migratory birds and several classic historic lighthouses.

South Carolina – Hilton Head Island Bike Trails – 15 miles of bike trails covering the island.

South Dakota – Badlands National Park – Dramatic landscapes, rock formations, steep canyons and towering spires.

Tennessee – Cherokee National Forest – A 650,000-acre forest home of the Blue Hole Falls

Texas – Guadalupe Mountains – Bright white salt basin, dunes, rich grasslands and fossilized reef mountains.

Arches National Park – Utah

Utah – Arches National Park – 2,000 natural stone arches and other geological formations

Vermont – Mad River Valley – Picturesque scenery with a popular river running through the valley

Virginia – Blue Ridge Parkway – The 469 mile parkway is America’s longest parkway running through scenic mountainous regions.

Washington – Hurricane Ridge – A 13-mile-long ridge in the mountainous area of the Olympic National Park

West Virginia – New River Gorge National Park and Preserve – 70,000 aces including a 53-mile-long river, one of the oldest in the world.

Wisconsin – Apostle Island – 22 wooded islands in Lake Superior, many with unusual water cave formations.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – Wyoming

Wyoming – Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – A 20-mile-long river in an 800-1,200-foot-deep canyon featuring several breathtaking waterfalls

Happy Travels and Adventures to you if you choose to visit any of the places listed. More information about each spot on the internet.

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