Unique Places To Visit in Each State

Peter Chambers

Feb 25, 2023


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Each state in the U.S. offers intriguing and unique places to visit and explore. There are many hidden gems that tourists may not be aware of when traveling. Let’s explore a few of these fantastic places to visit so you can add them to your travel plans or bucket list!

Hidden Gems Off the Beaten Path

Here are a few hidden gems that you might want to consider exploring. They are their state’s best-kept secrets and are worthy of a pit-stop or planned adventure. 

Mountain Home, Arkansas

Mountain Home, Arkansas, is located in the heart of the Ozarks. The town is nestled between two lakes, Bull Shoals and Norfork, perfect for boating, swimming and all of your outdoor adventures. There are also three rivers, the Buffalo, North Fork and the White, about the same distance away in separate directions with captivating views.

Milford, Connecticut

Silver Sands State Park in Milford, Connecticut, is a lovely retreat from the rest of the state’s well-known cities and tourist attractions like New Haven and Hartford. Milford offers a more natural setting, complete with boardwalks and beaches. If the tide is low, you can also venture out to Charles Island and experience that. New Haven is only 25 miles away, so travelers can still experience its unique food offerings like Connecticut-style white clam pizza. 

Monkton, Maryland

Monkton, Maryland, is the home of Ladew Topiary Gardens, which houses 22 acres of nonprofit gardens established in the 1930s. These gardens are open seasonally every year from April to October. Ladew Topiary Gardens provides over 100 topiaries with a mile-long nature walk and a native butterfly house. Ladew also offers over 100 educational programs and special events each year. 

Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Colorado Springs has activities for everyone to enjoy during every season. Pike’s Peak, America’s Mountain, offers 14,115 feet of pure, majestic beauty that you can experience in multiple ways. You can drive your car up the mountain, take a guided tour or ride the train. You could also plan a hike or ride your bike. If you want to take a tour, you must make reservations ahead of time, but if you plan to drive, bike or hike, you can explore at your convenience. 

Uranus, Missouri

Uranus is a small town along US Route 66 in Missouri. You can visit this little gem as the perfect pit stop for fun-filled activities and attractions. Uranus is the ideal place to visit if you have a sense of humor, as there are puns everywhere you look. Some fun attractions you could experience at Uranus include Moonicorn Creamery, The Axehole, Escape Uranus and the Uranus Fudge Factory. 

Places To Visit in Each State

Here is a list of some fun places that are unique to visit in each state!  

  1. Huntsville, Alabama- U.S. Space Rocket Center
  2. Fairbanks, Alaska- Northern Lights
  3. Phoenix, Arizona- Musical Instrument Museum
  4. Hot Springs, Arkansas- Hot Springs National Park
  5. San Jose, California- Winchester Mystery House
  6. Denver, Colorado- Denver Botanical Gardens
  7. Hartford, Connecticut- Mark Twain House and Museum
  8. Milton, Deleware- Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
  9. St. Petersburg, Florida -Salvador Dali Museum
  10. Savannah, Georgia- Savannah Historic District
  11. Hakalau, Hawaii- Umauma Falls
  12. Boise, Idaho- Botanical Garden
  13. Chicago, Illinois- Museum of Science and Industry
  14. Bedford, Indiana- Bluespring Caverns
  15. Amana, Iowa- Amana Colonies
  16. Wamego, Kansas- Oz Museum
  17. Louisville, Kentucky- Louisville Mega Caverns
  18. Lake Charles, Louisiana- Mardi Gras Museum
  19. Kennebunkport, Maine -Goat Island Lighthouse
  20. Baltimore, Maryland -American Visionary Art Museum
  21. Salem, Massachusetts- Peabody Essex Museum
  22. Mackinac Island, Michigan- Mackinac Island
  23. Preston, Minnesota- Mystery Cave State Park
  24. Biloxi, Mississippi- Jefferson Davis Presidential Museum
  25. Branson, Missouri- Titanic Museum
  26. Bozeman, Montana- Museum of the Rockies
  27. Lincoln, Nebraska- Sunken Gardens
  28. Las Vegas, Nevada- Ethel M Chocolate Factory
  29. Portsmouth, New Hampshire- Pierce Island
  30. Atlantic City, New Jersey- Atlantic City Boardwalk
  31. Santa Fe, New Mexico- New Mexico History Museum
  32. Ausable Chasm, New York- Ausable Chasm
  33. Raleigh, North Carolina- Museum of Natural Sciences
  34. Minot, North Dakota- Scandinavian Heritage Park
  35. Columbus, Ohio- The German Village
  36. Sulphur, Oklahoma- Chickasaw Cultural Center
  37. Portland, Oregon- The Witch’s Castle
  38.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  39. Bristol, Rhode Island- Musee Patamecanique 
  40. Currituck Sand, South Carolina- Morgan Island
  41. Hot Springs, South Dakota- The Mammoth Site
  42. Adams, Tennesse- The Bell Witch Cave
  43. Austin, Texas- Congress Avenue Bridge Bats
  44. Vernal, Utah- Fantasy Canyon
  45. Burlington, Vermont- Lake Champlain
  46. Mechanicsville, Virginia- The Ghost Church
  47. Leavenworth, Washington- The Nutcracker Museum
  48. Berkely Springs, West Virginia- Berkeley Springs Castle
  49. Milwaukee, Wisconsin- Henry Maier Festival Park
  50. Jackson, Wyoming- Granite Hot Springs


Plan a trip to explore one of these places today! They’re waiting for you!

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