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32 Surreal Travel Spots You Won't Believe Exist in America

Dec 26 2016 - 3:00pm

We all dream of jet-setting off to distant countries [1], but what if you could have the ultimate vacation right here in the US? As soon as you get the chance, throw a bag in the back of your car [2] and plan a trip to explore what this nation has to offer [3]. Adventure awaits!

Grand Prismatic Spring

Within Yellowstone National Park lies the largest — and coolest — hot spring in the US.

Skagit Tulip Fields

This beautiful mass of tulips is in Washington.

Cadillac Ranch

This public art instillation attracts all kinds of visitors in Amarillo, TX.

Post Alley

This gum wall in Seattle is so gross, it's mesmerizing.

Devil's Tower

Set in the Black Hills of Wyoming, it's a natural phenomenon.

Longaberger Basket Building

Next time you're in Ohio, go look at this massive basket.

Antelope Canyon

Few Americans get the chance to see these beautiful canyons in Arizona.

Lucy the Margate Elephant

Standing at six stories tall, Lucy hangs out in New Jersey.

The Grand Canyon

We've all heard about it, but have you actually gone? Make sure you take a trip to this eye candy in Arizona.

Painted Hills

These colorfully layered hills reside in Oregon.

Northern Lights

Gazing at the Alaskan sky will make you feel like you're in another world.

Fly Geyser

This man-made geyser in Nevada is massive.

The Corn Palace

South Dakota takes its corn so seriously, it's practically royalty.

Hamilton Pool

Who wants to take a dip in this little paradise in Texas?

Taos Pueblo

These homes in New Mexico have been around for 1,000 years. Now that's some history.

Balboa Park Botanical Building

Not only is the building in San Diego a spectacular sight, but you can marvel at the abundance of plant life as well.

Golden Gate Bridge

Seeing it in a postcard will never be good enough. You have to take a stroll down the San Francisco bridge for yourself.

Lincoln Memorial

Not only does this monument hold important American history, but the Washington DC building itself is also breathtaking.

Glacier National Park

Montana's most picturesque wildlife is here.

Fenway Park

An important piece of history for both the US and baseball, this Boston park will provide you with the ultimate American experience.

French Quarter

The vibrant part of New Orleans is filled with amazing food, architecture, and music.

Salton Sea

This extremely shallow lake rests in California.

Niagara Falls

Grab your raincoat and go dazzle at one of the world's greatest waterfalls.

Multnomah Falls

It may not be as big as Niagara, but this waterfall in Oregon is just as beautiful.

The Heidelberg Project

This outdoor art project is the most bizarre and captivating area of Detroit.

Bottle Tree Ranch

This extraordinary forest is in the Mojave Desert of California.


Why would you go see Stonehenge when you can see Carhenge in Nebraska?

Prince William Sound

This gulf in Alaska will give you chills.

Central Park

You can't go to New York City and not visit one of America's most treasured parks.

Seattle Public Library

This modern glass structure in Washington is hard to miss.

Radio City Music Hall

If there's one place to listen to music in New York City, this is it.

Thor's Well

We bet you didn't know Oregon has this surreal sight.

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