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    The Best National Park, Monument, Or Trail In Every Single State, According To People Who Live There

    There's so much to see if you know where to look.

    The US is filled with majestic national parks and historic monuments — and so many of them are absolutely worth checking out.

    Polaroid snapshots of all the major American national parks.

    To aid in our hunt for the best national parks, trails, and monuments out there, we asked the BuzzFeed Community for their recommendations. Here are some of their top picks — as well as some of our own. If your favorite isn't on the list, leave it in the comments!

    1. Alabama: Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

    A river surrounded by green foliage.

    2. Alaska: Denali National Park and Preserve

    Snow-capped mountain peaks of Denali foregrounded by wildlife sitting on a smaller peak.

    3. Arizona: Grand Canyon National Park

    Water coursing through the grand Canyon after sunset.

    4. Arkansas: Hot Springs National Park

    Hot spring water dribbling down a rock formation in Hot Springs National Park.

    5. California: Death Valley National Park

    A flat and desolate desert landscape has people walking over a boardwalk.

    6. Colorado: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    An ominous dark cloud looms over the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park.

    7. Connecticut: Appalachian National Scenic Trail

    Two people wearing hiking boots walk through a sunny Appalachian trail.

    8. Delaware: Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

    A clear and calm part of the Chesapeake bay is foregrounded by dry shrubbery.

    9. District of Columbia: Lincoln Memorial Monument

    10. Florida: Everglades National Park

    Two people on a canoe paddle through the everglades with sunshine illuminating the mid-afternoon fog around them.

    11. Georgia: Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park

    A boardwalk cuts through a grassy area toward the Ocmulgee Mounds.

    12. Hawaii: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

    Waves crash around a rocky arch that juts out from the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

    13. Idaho: Yellowstone National Park

    A river courses through the jagged canyon of Yellowstone National Park while clouds loom above.

    14. Illinois: Pullman National Monument

    The Pullman monument, a stark, old, dilapidated building, stands in the middle of a cemented park.

    15. Indiana: Indiana Dunes National Park

    A person with a hat paddles through a body of water in Indiana Dunes Park.

    16. Iowa: Effigy Mounds National Monument

    A sgn reads, "Effigy Mounds National Monument" and points in the direction of the " headquarters, visitor center, museum"

    17. Kansas: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

    A person with their back turned looks out onto the serene Tallgrass Prairie.

    18. Kentucky: Mammoth Cave National Park

    Steps lead out of the mouth of Mammoth cave as water falls down from the top.

    19. Louisiana: Poverty Point National Monument

    Stone steps lead toward the top of Poverty Point national monument.

    20. Maine: Acadia National Park

    Large boulders dot the surface of a lake in Acadia national park.

    21. Maryland: Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

    A woman looks out of fence toward Steward's Canal.

    22. Massachusetts: Cape Cod National Seashore

    Various cacti and dried brush foreground the view of a beach in Cape Cod.

    23. Michigan: Isle Royale National Park

    A textured lake surface foregrounds a view of Isle Royale.

    24. Minnesota: Voyageurs National Park

    A man sits on a large boulder while looking out onto the dark and starry skies of Voyageurs national park.

    25. Mississippi: Gulf Islands National Seashore

    A wave crashes onto a beach of Gulf Islands seashore.

    26. Missouri: Gateway Arch National Park

    A sunny and clear sky lights up the Gateway Arch.

    27. Montana: Glacier National Park

    Glacier National Park's mountains are mirrored on the lake surface.

    28. Nebraska: Agate Fossil Beds

    Dried brush and grassy plains lead up to the raised Agate fossil beds.

    29. Nevada: Great Basin National Park

    Multi-toned layers accent Great Basin national park's mountains.

    30. New Hampshire: Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park

    31. New Jersey: Paterson Great Falls

    A waterfall thunders down into a river below, while a charming bridge lets visitors view from above.

    32. New Mexico: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    White clouds hang over the rough peak of Carlsbad Caverns' mountains. Dried brush accentuates the frontmost space.

    33. New York: African Burial Ground National Monument

    A sign identifying the African Burial Ground national monument hovers in front of an impeccably trimmed grassy area. A dark, marble monument looms over the grass.

    34. North Carolina and Tennessee: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    A hiker walks over the boulders that dot the roaring river in Great Smoky Mountains national park.

    35. North Dakota: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Various bison graze on a flat grassy area. Perfectly spaced white clouds dot a clear afternoon sky.

    36. Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    A tall waterfall rushes over a worn out rock formation, made up of flat layers of various thickness. Lush bushes and leaves surround the waterfall.

    37. Oklahoma: Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

    38. Oregon: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

    Voluptuous, curvy, indented mountains made up of multicolored sedimentary layers accentuate the John Day Fossil Beds.

    39. Pennsylvania: Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

    40. Rhode Island: Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

    A close-up of a perfectly straight waterfall coursing down. Autumn foliage dresses up the trees behind.

    41. South Carolina: Congaree National Park

    A swampy and lush forest of hardwood trees in Congaree national park.

    42. South Dakota: Badlands National Park

    43. Tennessee: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    44. Texas: Big Bend National Park

    A still body of water lays below the dry Chisos Mountais of Big Bend.

    45. Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

    A tiny moon on top of the skyline looks down onto the trees-lined, sparse rock formations of Bryce Canyon.

    46. Vermont: North Country National Scenic Trail

    47. Virginia: Shenandoah National Park

    A fog ocean blankets the forests of Shenandoah national park.

    48. Washington: Olympic National Park

    A shaded and moss-covered area of Olympic National Park.

    49. West Virginia: Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

    An aerial shot of Harpers Ferry that shows off the two bridges, charming buildings, and the surrounding green areas.

    50. Wisconsin: Ice Age National Scenic Trail

    51. Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park

    Tall pine trees surround a lightly ruffled body of water, while a snow-capped mountain peak stands in the background.

    52. American Samoa: National Park of American Samoa

    Underwater view of sea plant life. The top half of the picture shows off the mountains and clouds above.

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