Beautiful America

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101 Jaw-droppingly Beautiful Photos of America

101 Jaw-droppingly Beautiful Photos of America

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Beautiful America

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From Washington state to Washington D.C and everywhere beyond and in between, America is chock full of beauty. This majesty, though easily found on coastal beaches, in national parks or big cities, is not exclusive to them. All over America, there are stunning scenes just waiting to be seen. 

Lindy Point (Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia)

Lindy Point (Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia)

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Fog in the Blackwater Canyon at sunset, seen from Lindy Point in Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia.

Multnomah Waterfalls (Multnomah Falls, Oregon)

Multnomah Waterfalls (Multnomah Falls, Oregon)

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Visitors on a bridge admire the Multnomah Waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Multnomah Falls, Oregon.

Skagit Valley (Washington)

Skagit Valley (Washington)

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The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is held in the Skagit Valley of Washington to celebrate spring blooms.

Portland Head Light (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)

Portland Head Light (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)

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Maine’s oldest lighthouse, the Portland Head Light, seen from Cape Elizabeth.  

Perseid meteor (Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah)

Perseid meteor (Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah)

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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above the hoodoos named Thor's Hammer and the Three Sisters in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Perrine Bridge (Twin Falls, Idaho)

Perrine Bridge (Twin Falls, Idaho)

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Sunrise over the Perrine Bridge near Twin Falls, Idaho.

Myrtle Beach (South Carolina)

Myrtle Beach (South Carolina)

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Located on South Carolina’s Atlantic Ocean coast, Myrtle Beach is one of the best old-school boardwalks in America.

Mount Rushmore (Keystone, South Dakota)

Mount Rushmore (Keystone, South Dakota)

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, is the most-visited tourist attraction in the state.

Mount Rushmore mural (Los Angeles, California)

Mount Rushmore mural (Los Angeles, California)

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A pedestrian walks past a mural of Mount Rushmore by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.

The Jefferson Memorial (Washington, DC)

The Jefferson Memorial (Washington, DC)

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The Jefferson Memorial is seen through cherry blossoms as the sun rises at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

Elephant Rock (Carson City, Nevada)

Elephant Rock (Carson City, Nevada)

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A red sandstone formation named "Elephant Rock" is pictured at the Valley of Fire State Park in Carson City, Nevada.

Corn and soybeans (Tipton, Iowa)

Corn and soybeans (Tipton, Iowa)

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Corn and soybeans grow on a farm near Tipton, Iowa.

Mount Rainier (Seattle, Washington

Mount Rainier (Seattle, Washington

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Mount Rainier as seen from Air Force One with then-President Barack Obama aboard.

Horseshoe Bend (Page, Arizona)

Horseshoe Bend (Page, Arizona)

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The Colorado River wraps around Horseshoe Bend in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Page, Arizona.

Antelope Valley (Lancaster, California)

Antelope Valley (Lancaster, California)

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Poppies bloom in the fields of Antelope Valley in Lancaster, California.

'The Wave' (Page, Arizona)

'The Wave' (Page, Arizona)

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The unique U-shaped troughs of “The Wave” rock formation, one of the world's strangest natural wonders, are seen at the Coyotes Buttes North wilderness area near Page, Arizona.

Ash Cave (Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio)

Ash Cave (Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio)

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Ash Cave is the largest, most impressive recess cave in Ohio.

Sequoia National Park (California)

Sequoia National Park (California)

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A woman stands amongst a grove of Giant Sequoia trees in the Sequoia National Park in Central California.

Lower Antelope Canyon (Page, Arizona)

Lower Antelope Canyon (Page, Arizona)

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A view of the rock formations in Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona.

‘Cloud Gate’ (Chicago, Illinois)

‘Cloud Gate’ (Chicago, Illinois)

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"Cloud Gate," the sculpture commonly known as "The Bean," is covered in snow in Chicago. 

Pine Creek Gorge (Colton Point and Leonard Harrison state parks, Pennsylvania)

Pine Creek Gorge (Colton Point and Leonard Harrison state parks, Pennsylvania)

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Pine Creek flows through the gorge making up the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.

White Sands National Monument (New Mexico)

White Sands National Monument (New Mexico)

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White Sands National Monument located in New Mexico is situated at an elevation of over 4,000 feet.

Statue Of Liberty (New York City, New York)

Statue Of Liberty (New York City, New York)

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A view of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

Mammoth Hot Springs (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming)

Mammoth Hot Springs (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming)

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A view of the Mammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park, the first National Park in the U.S.

Broadway (Nashville, Tennessee)

Broadway (Nashville, Tennessee)

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Neon signs on Lower Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee.

Grand Canyon (Arizona)

Grand Canyon (Arizona)

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People walk on the Skywalk, a cantilever-shaped glass walkway extending 70 feet from the western Grand Canyon's rim more than 4,000 feet above the Colorado River.

Historic District (Savannah, Georgia)

Historic District (Savannah, Georgia)

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People walk around the Historic District in Savannah, Georgia, a town that looks like it's stuck in time.

Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)

Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)

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A view through a canopy of trees in full fall color along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

Hot Air Balloon Festival (Steamboat Springs, Colorado)

Hot Air Balloon Festival (Steamboat Springs, Colorado)

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Balloons fly in the sky during the 38th annual Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Blue Star Spring (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming)

Blue Star Spring (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming)

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A pool of hot water from a spring in the Madison Junction Area in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

The Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, California)

The Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, California)

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The north tower of the stunning Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's most beautiful bridges, is surrounded by fog in San Francisco.

Mount Washington Auto Road (Gorham, New Hampshire)

Mount Washington Auto Road (Gorham, New Hampshire)

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The Mount Washington Auto Road in New Hampshire is a 7.6-mile auto road with four different ecological zones.

Talimena National Scenic Byway (Oklahoma)

Talimena National Scenic Byway (Oklahoma)

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Another stunning drive, the Talimena National Scenic Byway stretches 54 miles along the crest of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain.

Flatiron Building (New York City, New York)

Flatiron Building (New York City, New York)

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Cars drive by the legendary Flatiron Building in New York. The three-sided building is one of the city's oldest surviving skyscrapers and was named because its shape resembled a late 19th-century household flatiron.

Cliff Palace (Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado)

Cliff Palace (Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado)

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A view of the Cliff Palace, one of the cliff dwellings built by the Ancestral Puebloans at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

Cinderella Castle (Orlando, Florida)

Cinderella Castle (Orlando, Florida)

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Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is a must-see attraction at the park.

Lake Michigan (Chicago, Illinois)

Lake Michigan (Chicago, Illinois)

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Ice builds up along the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago.

'Made in America' Mural (Modesto, California)

'Made in America' Mural (Modesto, California)

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A woman walks past a mural titled 'Made in America' in Modesto, California.

Snowmass Rodeo (Snowmass, Colorado)

Snowmass Rodeo (Snowmass, Colorado)

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A rainbow appears over the rodeo grounds at the Snowmass Rodeo in Snowmass, Colorado.

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge (Omaha, Nebraska)

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge (Omaha, Nebraska)

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Sunset over Bob Kerrey pedestrian bridge and the Missouri River at the Omaha, Nebraska riverfront. The bridge is one of many amazing man-made marvels across America.

Chrysler Building (Manhattan, New York)

Chrysler Building (Manhattan, New York)

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The Chrysler Building stands in Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

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The Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee with a slightly clouded sky in the background and framed with trees and color in the foreground.

Red Rocks Twin Sisters (Sedona, Arizona)

Red Rocks Twin Sisters (Sedona, Arizona)

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A scenic view of the mountain formation known as the Two Sisters in Sedona, Arizona.

Denali (Denali National Park, Alaska)

Denali (Denali National Park, Alaska)

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A view of Denali, one of the most beautiful places in America's state and national parks, in Denali National Park, Alaska.

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

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The Mississippi River runs in front of The Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

Washington Monument (Washington, DC)

Washington Monument (Washington, DC)

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The Washington Monument is reflected in the Constitution Gardens Pond in Washington, D.C.

Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas, Nevada)

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The iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Old Faithful (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming)

Old Faithful (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming)

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 A view Old Faithful erupting at Yellowstone National Park.

Hoodoos (Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah)

Hoodoos (Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah)

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View of the distinctive geological structures called "hoodoos" in an amphitheater at the Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Monument Valley (Monument Valley Tribal Park, Arizona)

Monument Valley (Monument Valley Tribal Park, Arizona)

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The rock formations of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Utah.

Urban Light (Los Angeles, California)

Urban Light (Los Angeles, California)

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A girl plays under columns of Urban Light in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles. Urban Light is a large-scale assemblage sculpture by Chris Burden.

Mount Hood (Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon)

Mount Hood (Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon)

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Mount Hood is seen reflected in Mirror Lake.

Guggenheim Museum (New York City, New York)

Guggenheim Museum (New York City, New York)

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An exterior view of the Guggenheim Museum along Fifth Avenue in New York. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Emerald Lake (Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado)

Emerald Lake (Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado)

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A beautiful lake, Emerald Lake is in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and can be reached by way of a scenic hiking trail.

Chinatown (New York, New York)

Chinatown (New York, New York)

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Chinatown lit up at night in New York City.

Carrizo Plain National Monument (Taft, California)

Carrizo Plain National Monument (Taft, California)

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Ranch hands drive cattle to a new pasture against the backdrop of hills covered in blue, yellow and orange wildflowers at Carrizo Plain National Monument near Taft, California.

Keyhole Rock (Los Padres National Forest, California)

Keyhole Rock (Los Padres National Forest, California)

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Keyhole Rock is a natural rock formation with a passage eroded by the Pacific waves on the sandy beach at Pfeiffer Beach State Park in Big Sur, California.

Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)

Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)

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Pittsburgh at twilight with the city's reflection on the Ohio River.

Race Point Beach (Provincetown, Massachusetts)

Race Point Beach (Provincetown, Massachusetts)

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Whale watchers view a rainbow from the shore of Race Point Beach near Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross (Sedona, Arizona)

The Chapel of the Holy Cross (Sedona, Arizona)

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The Roman Catholic Chapel of the Holy Cross was built into the buttes of Sedona, Arizona, in 1957.

Lincoln Memorial (Washington, DC)

Lincoln Memorial (Washington, DC)

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The sun sets behind the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park (New Mexico)

Carlsbad Caverns National Park (New Mexico)

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico features more than 100 caves, just one place to find the coolest caves in the world.

Lassen Volcanic National Park (California)

Lassen Volcanic National Park (California)

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Home to numerous volcanoes, the Lassen Volcanic National Park in California is also known for its mountain lakes and wildflower meadows.

Manhattan Bridge (New York City, New York)

Manhattan Bridge (New York City, New York)

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A car is seen next to a pile of snow in front of the Manhattan Bridge in New York City after a late-season snowstorm.

United States Capitol (Washington D.C.)

United States Capitol (Washington D.C.)

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The United States Capitol Building is seen in Washington, D.C.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Annapolis, Maryland)

Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Annapolis, Maryland)

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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which connects Maryland’s Western Shore to its Eastern Shore, is seen from a boat outside Annapolis.

Brooklyn Bridge (New York, New York)

Brooklyn Bridge (New York, New York)

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The Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City.

Seals (Cape Cod, Massachusetts)

Seals (Cape Cod, Massachusetts)

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Seals hang out and bask in the sandbars off the shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Sunset Beach (Huntington Beach, California)

Sunset Beach (Huntington Beach, California)

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Children play beside a lifeguard tower as sunset approaches at Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach, California.

Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, New York)

Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, New York)

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A view of Canada is seen from the U.S. side at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, New York.

Wolverine Glacier (Primrose, Alaska)

Wolverine Glacier (Primrose, Alaska)

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Emily Baker, a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey, walks past the mouth of an ice cave carved out underneath the Wolverine Glacier in the Kenai Mountains near Primrose, Alaska.

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center (Waynesboro, Virginia)

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center (Waynesboro, Virginia)

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A replica log cabin is seen at the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center in the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesboro, Virginia.

Santa Monica Beach (Santa Monica, California)

Santa Monica Beach (Santa Monica, California)

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Birds fly over an empty Santa Monica beach, with the Santa Monica Pier in the background.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, California)

The Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, California)

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The Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by architect Frank Gehry in Los Angeles.

Castillo San Felipe del Morro Fortress (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Castillo San Felipe del Morro Fortress (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

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A collection of 16th- through 18th-century citadels on the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Empire State Building (New York, New York)

Empire State Building (New York, New York)

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The Empire State Building is lit up.

Jackson Square (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Jackson Square (New Orleans, Louisiana)

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Jackson Square in New Orleans.

Sunflower field (North Dakota)

Sunflower field (North Dakota)

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A field of bright yellow sunflowers is seen in North Dakota. One stands taller than the rest. 

Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Oregon)

Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Oregon)

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The famous Haystack Rock reflected in the water at Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast.

Castle ruins (Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Missouri)

Castle ruins (Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Missouri)

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The ruins of a turn-of-the-century stone castle are seen in the Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Missouri. There are still plenty of enchanting castles still standing, too.

Cathedral Valley (Capitol Reef National Park, Utah)

Cathedral Valley (Capitol Reef National Park, Utah)

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Cathedral Valley is seen in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park.

Cholla Cactus Garden (Joshua Tree National Park, California)

Cholla Cactus Garden (Joshua Tree National Park, California)

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A hiking trail along Joshua Tree National Park.

Deception Pass Bridge (Deception Pass State Park, Washington)

Deception Pass Bridge (Deception Pass State Park, Washington)

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Deception Pass Bridge is seen connecting Whidbey Island and Fidalgo Island in Washington.

Waikamoi Falls (Maui, Hawaii)

Waikamoi Falls (Maui, Hawaii)

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Tropical waterfall Lower Waikamoi Falls pours into a small crystal-clear pond amidst a dense tropical rainforest in Maui, Hawaii. Some could say it's one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

Trunk Bay (St John, United States Virgin Islands)

Trunk Bay (St John, United States Virgin Islands)

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Trunk Bay is a beach on the coast of St John in the United States Virgin Islands.

Pike Place Market (Seattle, Washington)

Pike Place Market (Seattle, Washington)

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The Pike Place Market neon sign in Seattle at sunset with a Washington State Ferry crossing Elliott Bay.

Lake Guntersville (Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama)

Lake Guntersville (Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama)

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Scenic vista Lake Guntersville State Park is seen amongst blue skies and fluffy clouds.

Whitaker Point (Pettigrew, Arkansas)

Whitaker Point (Pettigrew, Arkansas)

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Whitaker Point offers utterly breathtaking views of the surrounding Ozarks at an elevation of 400 feet.

Thimble Islands (Connecticut)

Thimble Islands (Connecticut)

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An archipelago within the Long Island Sound, the Thimble Islands is made up of pink granite bedrock and was formed after the last ice age.

Palouse (Washington)

Palouse (Washington)

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Tourists take photos at sunset at the rolling hills of the farmlands in the Palouse, an important agricultural area in southeast Washington.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park (Indiana)

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park (Indiana)

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The southern Lake Michigan shoreline seen from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park in Indiana.

Monument Rocks (Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, Kansas)

Monument Rocks (Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, Kansas)

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Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark is home to a collection of large chalk formations in Kansas.

Cumberland Falls (Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Kentucky)

Cumberland Falls (Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Kentucky)

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Sometimes called the Little Niagara, Cumberland Falls in Kentucky fall from over 60 feet.

Boundary Waters (Minnesota)

Boundary Waters (Minnesota)

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A canoe rests in Mora Lake in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters.

Glacier National Park (Montana)

Glacier National Park (Montana)

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A twisty mountain road along the cliff at Glacier National Park in Montana.

Roger Williams Park (Providence, Rhode Island)

Roger Williams Park (Providence, Rhode Island)

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A vintage look at the gazebo at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.

Rainbow Row (Charleston, South Carolina)

Rainbow Row (Charleston, South Carolina)

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Colorful, Southern-style home seen in the historic area in Charleston, South Carolina.

Lake Willoughby (Westmore, Vermont)

Lake Willoughby (Westmore, Vermont)

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The stunning views of Lake Willoughby and Mt. Pisgah in Westmore, Vermont.

Palisades Interstate Park (New Jersey)

Palisades Interstate Park (New Jersey)

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A scenic overlook at State Line Lookout in Palisades Interstate Park, New Jersey.

Yosemite Valley (Yosemite National Park, California)

Yosemite Valley (Yosemite National Park, California)

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Yosemite Valley Landscape and River seen in Yosemite National Park California.

Angeles National Forest (Los Angeles, California)

Angeles National Forest (Los Angeles, California)

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Snow blankets the Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles after a cold winter storm. If you're a forest fan, ogle at these other beautiful forests around the world.

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