50 U.S. States / 50 things to See & Do

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  • Alabama - Space Camp, U.S. @ Space & Rocket Center, and the Russell Cave National Monument

  • Alaska - See polar bears in natural habitat @ Artic National Wildlife Refuge, and visit the Denali peak

  • Arizona - Fall asleep in the middle of the Grand Canyon

  • Arkansas - See Anthony Chapel and the rest of the Garvan Woodland Gardens

  • California - Drive State Route 1 via Big Sur, and Yosemite National Park.

  • Colorado - Visit Dinosaur National Monument, raft down the Green or Yampa rivers, and sandboard at Great Sand Dunes National Park

  • Connecticut - Tour a chain of 365 islands in/around the Stony Creek harbor, and chow down on a white clam pizza at Frank Pepe Pizzeria

  • Washington, D.C. - Paddle boat on the Tidal Basin, and explore the beautiful historic buildings of our nation's capital

  • Delaware - Take a stroll on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, and visit the Amstel House and Dutch House

  • Florida - Go up the Shark Valley Tower, and visit Dry Tortugas National Park

  • Georgia - Have a meal at the Olde Pink House in Savannah, and see Rock City located just across the border into Chattanooga, TN

  • Hawaii - Go up the Stairway to Heaven, and see the state's highest peak Mauna Kea (packed with snow!)

  • Idaho - Cruise the Interstate 90 across the Panhandle, and visit in Hagerman Fossil Beds

  • Illinois - Enjoy a cocktail atop the Hancock Building, and take a gander at the state's collection of world's largest items (including wooden shoes, rocking chair knitting needles, and more)

  • Indiana - Order the tenderloin sandwich at Ivanhoes, and explore the world's longest navigable underground river @ Bluespring Caverns

  • Iowa - Go to the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair, and visit the American Gothic House

  • Kansas - Take a try of the No. 6 Oatmeal Stout @ Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co., and the geographic center of the whole U.S. located outside Lebanon (marked by a small chapel)

  • Kentucky - Drive & drink (but separately!) on the Bourbon Trail

  • Louisiana - Attend the French Quarter Festival, visit the Museum of the American Cocktail inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, and try a Sazerac at the Carousel Bar

  • Maine - Take in the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

  • Maryland - Order a crab at Cantler's

  • Massachusetts - Dance at The Beachcomber on Cape Cod

  • Michigan - Shop @ the Shinola Store

  • Minnesota - Enjoy a canoe ride on the Boundary Waters

  • Mississippi - Enjoy some blues notes at The Lyric in Oxford

  • Missouri - Explore the Ozark Caverns

  • Montana - Cruise the "Going-to-the-Sun" Road

  • Nebraska - Play horseshoes during Popcorn Days in North Loup

  • Nevada - Chow down on a "Awful Awul Burger" at The Nugget

  • New Hampshire - share your hand-carved pumpkin on the jack-o-lanterns on the wall @ the Pumpkin Festival

  • New Jersey - Go up the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island

  • New Mexico - Attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

  • New York - Enjoy wine and berry pies @ Long Island's North Folk

  • North Carolina - Take a turn around the Biltmore Estate

  • North Dakota - Climb White Butte

  • Ohio - Try a bit of blackberry chocolate chip ice cream at Graeter's

  • Oklahoma - Visit the Norman Music Festival

  • Oregon - bookworms, take a stroll through the Powell's City of Books

  • Pennsylvania - Attend a mud sale in Lancaster County

  • Rhode Island - Take a site-seeing walk along the Cliff in Newport

  • South Carolina - Enjoy the barbecue hash @ Sweatman's BBQ

  • South Dakota - See Mitchell Corn Palace

  • Tennessee - Take a tour through Dollywood

  • Texas - Take a tubing trick along the Guadalupe River

  • Utah - Take a hike to Delicate Arch

  • Vermont - Check out the Vermont Breweries Association and choose a few breweries for a tour

  • Virginia - Enjoy the cinema @ The Byrd Theater in Carytown

  • Washington - Take a hike in the Ape Caves

  • West Virginia - Snag a pepperoni roll from Country Club Bakery

  • Wisconsin - Check out the products at the Dane County Farmer's Market

  • Wyoming - Visit the Cheyenne Frontier Days

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