50 Scenic Stops for Your End of Summer Road Trip

50 of America’s most beautiful natural tourist attractions – one for each state.

If you could choose just one natural wonder to see in each of America’s fifty states, what would they be? Considering the astonishing beauty that can be found all across the United States, that would be a tough decision, but each of the following natural tourist attractions is a can’t-miss stop on any road trip. They’re not exactly off the beaten path, but these 50 scenic stops represent some of the best landscape features the nation has to offer.

Alabama – Noccalula Falls

Alaska – Hubbard Glacier

Arizona – North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Arkansas – Devil’s Den

California – McWay Falls, Big Sur

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park

Connecticut – Dinosaur State Park

Delaware – Lewes Beach

Florida – Spiegel Grove, Key Largo

Georgia – Stone Mountain

Hawaii – Diamond Head Crater

Idaho – City of Rocks

Illinois – Starved Rock

Indiana – Marengo Cave Formations

Iowa – Loess Hills

Kansas – Monument Rocks

Kentucky – Mammoth Cave

Louisiana -Finch Lake

Maine – Arcadia National Park

Maryland – Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

Massachusetts – Natural Bridge

Michigan – Pictured Rocks

Minnesota – Shovel Point,  Lake Superior

Mississippi – Natchez Trace Parkway

Missouri – Big Spring

Montana – Glacier National Park

Nebraska – Sand Hills

Nevada – Lake Tahoe

New Hampshire – The Basin of Pemigewasset River

New Jersey – Great Falls, Paterson

New Mexico – Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks

New York – Niagara Falls

North Carolina – Outer Banks Wild Horses

North Dakota – Badlands, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio – Brandywine Falls

Oklahoma – Elk Mountain

Oregon – Crater Lake

Pennsylvania – Presque Isle

Rhode Island – Cliff Walk, Newport

South Carolina – Table Rock State Park

South Dakota – Mount Rushmore

Tennessee – Smoky Mountains

Texas – Enchanted Rock

Utah – Bryce Canyon

Vermont – Champlain Valley from the Long Trail

Virginia – Natural Bridge

Washington – Cape Horn & The Columbia River Gorge

West Virginia -New River Gorge

Wisconsin – Apostle Islands

Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park

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Stephanie Rogers

Stephanie Rogers currently resides in North Carolina where she covers a variety of green topics, from sustainability to food.