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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 most 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 U.S. has 59 national parks, many of which are among the most beautiful spots in the world, partially in thanks to the National Parks Service.

While national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite are some of the most breathtaking spots in the U.S., there are many other nature sites that are considered natural wonders, such as the Grand Canyon in Arizona and the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Other beautiful sites were man made, such as the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

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


Glacier National Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Places In America
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Montana's Glacier National Park was originally inhabited by Native Americans but became a park in 1910.

Also Ranked

#2 on The Best National Parks in the USA

#13 on The Best Tourist Attractions in America

#17 on The Most Beautiful Natural Wonders In The World

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Yosemite National Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Places In America
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Yosemite National Park in central California is visited by almost 4 million people a year.

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#1 on The Best National Parks in the USA

#2 on The Best Tourist Attractions in America

#6 on The Most Beautiful Natural Wonders In The World

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Grand Canyon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Places In America
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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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#1 on The Best Tourist Attractions in America

#4 on The Most Beautiful Natural Wonders In The World

#11 on The Best Of The Most Visited Tourist Destinations in America

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Yellowstone National Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Places In America
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Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming was declared the first national park in the world in 1872, by President Ulysses S. Grant.

Also Ranked

#3 on The Best National Parks in the USA

#5 on The Best Tourist Attractions in America

#8 on The Most Beautiful Natural Wonders In The World

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