Unusual Locations in the US You Must Visit Before You Die – Part 1

#1 Antelope Canyon, Arizona

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This stunning slot canyon, which is close to Page, Arizona, is divided into two parts known as “The Crack” and “The Corkscrew.” Instagrammers adore the natural palette of color and distinctive shape.

#2 Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado

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There are more than 100 miles of trails in this wilderness region, which is situated in the Elk Mountains in central Colorado. Aspen is the closest city within reach, and there are 181,000 acres total in the region.

#3 Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

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The largest hot spring in the United States and third largest in the world is this naturally occurring pool of vibrant hues. It is situated in Yellowstone National Park, which also boasts the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Old Faithful, and Morning Glory Pool.

#4 Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska

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This 12-mile glacier, which is located in Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley, contains some really bizarre ice tunnels. You may witness these charming ice clouds for yourself if you take the West Glacier trail.

#5 Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

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In the Gulf of Mexico, some 70 miles west of Key West, on an uninhabited island of bliss, there are crystalline waters teeming with marine life. Leaving your phone at home will let you to enjoy a day off the grid since the location can only be reached by boat or aircraft.

#6 Haiku Stairs of Oahu, Hawaii

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Even though the “No Trespassing” signs are posted, many people continue to ascend this steep hiking trail known as the “Stairway to Heaven.” You do realize that sometimes breaking the law is worthwhile?

#7 Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Washington

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Between April 1 and April 30, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the tulip fields in Washington state to view these stunning blossoms in bloom. Since there is no specific “location,” the festival is planned as a driving tour.

#8 Watkins Glen State Park, New York

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While everyone is aware that Niagara Falls is a sight to behold, there is a lesser-known fantasy-like spot named Rainbow Bridge and Falls in the Finger Lakes region, south of Seneca Lake. You’ll have the impression that you’re in The Lord of the Rings.

#9 Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

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In this national park, more than 119 documented caves made of limestone and sulfuric acid are located beneath the rocky terrain. Visitors have two options: descend the elevator 750 feet below ground or use the natural entry (seen on the right).

#10 Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

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In the Columbia River Gorge, the Oneonta Gorge has a distinctive collection of aquatic and forest flora. On a hot summer day, guests can stroll down the creek while the ferns and moss on the walls make them look like something out of a fairy tale.

#11 Hamilton Pool, Texas

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This natural pool, which is close to Austin, attracts both locals and visitors during the summer. When the dome of an underground river collapsed owing to severe erosion thousands of years ago, Hamilton Pool was created.

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