Travel is all about going places you've never been before. No matter how long you've lived in your home state, there's bound to be at least one place you've never been and have always wanted to go. Whether it's tourist heavy or a hidden gem, here are 50 places in all 50 states everyone needs to see at least once in their life:

1. Alabama

Tunnel vision ? #alabama #birmingham #railroadpark

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Visit the Color Tunnel in Birmingham

After a fun day spent in town, take a late-night stroll through the Color Tunnel in Birmingham. Artist Bill FitzGibbons transformed this dreary underpass into a beautiful, rainbow spectacle at night as part of his project "LightRails".

2. Alaska

The Alaska Railroad

See parts of breathtaking Alaska you wouldn't otherwise be able to see on the Alaska Railroad.

3. Arizona

Just another casual day in Sedona ? ?@rodtrvn @iantothewild

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City of Sedona

The picturesque city of Sedona is full of exciting things to do; hike over 200 trails, shop, go on a scenic drive and even explore ancient Native American ruins.

4. Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

Nested in the woods in Eureka Springs, Arkansas has a beautiful chapel made of glass and wood that was built in 1980.

5. California

The Pirate Tower

California is full of adventurous things to do, but have you ever been to the Pirate Tower at Laguna Beach?

6. Colorado

Red Rocks Amphitheater

Whether you're going to see your favorite band perform here or not, the view from the Red Rocks Amphitheater is well worth the trip.

7. Connecticut

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

The arch is a monument to the 4,000 soldiers and sailors from Connecticut who served in the Civil War.

8. Delaware

December 26th run in #capehenlopenstatepark ? #roadrunning #running

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Cape Henlopen State Park

Not just a beach with beautiful views, the cape served as a crucial fortress during World War II with 17 bunkers and watchtowers still around today.

9. Florida

#boktower #boktowergardens #bok #blueskies #florida #floridalife #floridaliving #gardens #belltower #bells

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Bok Tower Gardens

Visiting the 205 foot tower and surrounding gardens is like walking into a fairytale.

10. Georgia

Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah

Built in the 18th century by the original settlers of Savannah, the tunnel of oak trees is only one dreamy aspect of this historic city.

11. Hawaii

See the Red Sand Beach in Kaihalulu, Hawaii

Hidden in a little cove in Hana, the red sand beach is a beautiful place you won't want to miss.

12. Idaho

Hike to the abandoned crash site of a WII bomber

See the remains of a WII B23 Dragon Bomber hidden in the hills of Idaho near Loon Lake, in McCall.

13. Illinois

Naperville River walk - Winter edition

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Naperville Riverwalk

Take a break from a day in the windy city and go for a walk along this picturesque river in Naperville. No matter the weather, it's sure to be worth it.

14. Indiana

Conner Prairie

There are five historical areas to explore on Conner Prairie so grab your history book and camera before exploring.

15. Iowa

Sunset walk at one of my favorite Iowa spots! #hightrestlebridge #iowanights #bluelights

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High Trestle Bridge

It's a pretty sight to see during the day, but even more so at night.

16. Kansas

Monument Rocks

Beautiful, sandcastle-like rocks are all that remains of a prehistoric ocean in the northwestern corner of Kansas.

17. Kentucky

Slugger Museum

This is where the #1 bats in Major League Baseball are it's home to the world's largest wooden bat.

18. Louisiana

This. Because, touristing. Love me some #nola.

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French Quarter in New Orleans

It's New Orleans oldest part of town, but also one of the most beautiful and iconic.

19. Maine

Old Orchard Beach

Take a walk along the beach, the boardwalk, visit the arcade...Old Orchard Beach is full of fun things to do.

20. Maryland

US Naval Academy

Tour the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. You'll be surprised by just how beautiful it is.

21. Massachusetts

??#bostonpubliclibrary #Boston #travels #usa #library #books

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The Boston Public Library

Whether you're going for the books or not, the place is absolutely beautiful and is worth seeing yourself; the photos just don't do it justice.

22. Michigan

Lake Michigan

In the winter, Lake Michigan makes ice caves that are quite the spectacle to see - just pack your sweater before exploring!

23. Minnesota

Devil's Kettle Waterfall

Nobody knows where the water goes...

24. Mississippi

Stanton Hall

The classic building served as inspiration for Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.

25. Missouri

Gateway Arch

It's the tallest monument in the United States, and twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty!

26. Montana

Fall is definitely in the air. ???? Thanks to @nateinthewild for tagging #GlacierNPS!

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Glacier National Park

There is so much to do in Glacier National Park that you'll never want to leave. Why wouldn't you want to see beautiful sights like this for as long as possible?

27. Nebraska

Chimney Rock

Pioneers used Chimney Rock as a landmark on their long trek west. It's one of the most iconic things you must see in Nebraska.

28. Nevada

Hoover Dam

If you've never been to the Hoover Dam, it's about time you went.

29. New Hampshire

The soon-to-be-white mountains. #flumegorge #newhampshire

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Flume Gorge

Walk along the Flume Gorge in New Hampshire. The gorge was discovered in 1808 by a 93-year-old woman by the name of Aunt Jess Guernsey. Thanks Aunt Jess!

30. New Jersey

Luna Parc

Artist Ricky Boscarino turned his home in New Jersey into an artistic, magical wonderland. It's a private residence and only open to the public a few times a year, but worth seeing when you can!

31. New Mexico


If you're going to stop at Four Corners, take a drive past Shiprock. It was formed millions of years ago and holds religious significance to the Navajo people.

32. New York

9/11 Memorial

There's already so much to see and do in NYC, but seeing the 9/11 memorial is a truly reflective experience for any visitor.

33. North Carolina

Outer Banks

Travel along the outer banks of North Carolina and take in a few gorgeous scenes.

34. North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Explore over 70,000 acres of wildlife and beauty in North Dakota at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park

35. Ohio

#serpentmound #Neature #ohioexplored

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The Giant Serpent Mound

Who wouldn't want to see a giant snake made out of a mound in the earth? Warm up the engine of your airplane or helicopter for the best views.

36. Oklahoma

Route 66

Go for a drive along route 66 and see this giant soda pop art at Pops. Don't forget to stop and sip one of their 700 kinds of soda, sparking waters and other drinks.

37. Oregon


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Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls is just outside of Portland and super iconic - but for good reason. Don't forget to stop and explore for yourself!

38. Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Magic Gardens

Literally everything is a mosaic wonderland.

39. Rhode Island

The Breakers Mansion

The Vanderbilt's who built The Breakers called it their summer cottage. It's well-worth touring just to see how much of a "cottage" it's not.

40. South Carolina

Rainbow Row ? #charleston

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Rainbow Row

Located in Charleston, these colorful homes were built in the 1700s with stores on the ground floor and living spaces up top.

41. South Dakota

Wondering why my face isn't up there..

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Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is an American icon that you have to see at least once in your life.

42. Tennessee

Smoky Mountains

In the Eastern part of Tennessee you'll find the Smoky Mountains, completely with dramatically stunning views.

43. Texas

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The Alamo

As the second largest state in the Union (Alaska wins #1), Texas is certainly a place with loads to do, but don't skip out on seeing The Alamo.

44. Utah

? Zion's National Park ? by @zmelhus

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Angel's Landing in Zion National Park

From Utah's forests to its southern, red rock masterpieces, you'll definitely want to add Angel's Landing hike to your list of things to see here.

45. Vermont

Sunset Lake Floating Bridge

Walk across the Floating Bridge on Sunset Lake and take in the nice view of the water!

46. Virginia


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Old Town, Alexandria

Visit Old Town in Alexandria and take a walk through the past.

47. Washington

Second Beach, La Push

The Olympic Peninsula is absolutely beautiful. Second Beach, La Push, Washington is even more so. Hike through lush forests down to the beach where you'll get to see sunsets like this.

48. West Virginia

Harpers Ferry

A place for the history buffs or those who just want to visit a cute, small town in West Virginia, Harpers Ferry is a must see.

49. Wisconsin

Eternity in an hour. #apostleislands

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Apostle Islands

Situated on Lake Superior, Apostle Islands has lighthouses, hiking trails and tons of sea caves to explore.

50. Wyoming

Artist's Point, Yellowstone National Park

Everyone needs to see Yellowstone at least once. With views like this, you'll be glad you made the trip.

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