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The Most Beautiful Places In America  

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List Rules Vote up America's most beautiful places.

List of the most beautiful places in America, as ranked by beauty lovers, Americans, and avid travelers. When compared to other countries and continents, America is relatively new. It doesn’t have the thousands of years of recorded history and colonization that many foreign countries do. Therefore, there are still plenty of natural wonders that are available to be explored throughout the entire country.

In the United States, there was a political initiative in the early 1900s that ensured that many forested and wildlife areas were protected as national parks. The US has 59 national parks, many of which are among the most beautiful spots in the world, thanks in part to the National Parks Service.

National parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite are some of the most breathtaking spots in the US, and many contain famous nature sites and natural wonders like the Grand Canyon in Arizona and the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Other beautiful sites were man-made, such as the Capitol Building in Washington DC and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

What are the most beautiful places in America? What is your favorite location in the great USA? Peruse this list to discover the top spots in the US to enjoy a gorgeous view and vote up your favorite American beauty.

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Grand Canyon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Places In America
Photo:  Murray Foubister/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0
The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the biggest tourist attractions in America. It was carved out by the Colorado River over millions of years.

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Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Places In America
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Lake Tahoe is on the border between California and Nevada and is the second-largest lake in California.

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Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Places In America
Photo: Jean-Christophe BENOIST/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 3.0

Bryce Canyon, located in Utah, was once home to the Paiute people.

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Antelope Canyon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Places In America
Photo: Lucas Löffler/Wikimedia Commons/ Public Domain

Antelope Canyon in Arizona offers a unique photo opportunity.

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