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This Ultimate Map Shows the Perfect U.S. Road Trip

11. Vicksburg National Military Park: Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg National Military Park
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A key city in the opinion of both sides fighting of the Civil War, soldiers battled in Vicksburg for a long 47 days. You can see an ironclad ship, visit 1,400 monuments and memorials, and see reenactments.
12. French Quarter: New Orleans, LA
There’s always something to see, hear, do, and eat in the infamous French Quarter. Bourbon Street even has its own official bucket list.
13. USS Alabama: Mobile, AL
USS Alabama
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No one’s sinking this World War II battleship that saw action in the South Pacific in 1944 (and in the movie “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage”). Tour it in Alabama.
14. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station: Cape Canaveral, FL
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
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Kids and adults alike can imagine their space-explorer dreams at Cape Canaveral, a historic site and home to six launch pads. See where the U.S. space program began.

15. Okefenokee Swamp Park: Waycross, GA

Okefenokee Swamp Park
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The Okefenokee Swamp Park is nature like you’ve likely never seen it before. The Natural Wildlife Refuge covers nearly half a million acres.
Fort Sumter
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Visit where the Civil War began. Located in Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter is accessible only by boat.
17. Lost World Caverns: Lewisburg, WV
You can travel on a simple self-guided cave tour on trails 120 feet down, or you can go all in, deeper, on a four-hour guided excursion, where few humans have traveled.
18. Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center: Kill Devil Hills, NC
Wright Brothers
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The Wright Brothers weren’t the only ones trying to fly, but their few moments sustained in the air in 1903 were historic. See where flight first took off, in North Carolina.
Mount Vernon
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Mount Vernon, the home of the United States’ first president (and Founding Father and Revolutionary War hero, and… ) is a must-see. ‘Nuff said.
White House
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If you want to take a tour of the White House, it must be submitted through one of your members of Congress, so plan ahead. Don’t try and jump the fence.

21. Colonial Annapolis Historic District: Annapolis, MD

Annapolis has more 18th century structures standing than any other city in the United States; the downtown “Athens of America” draws more than 4 million visitors per year.

22. New Castle Historic District: New Castle, Delaware

New Castle Historic District
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Can’t get enough of colonial buildings? New Castle, Delaware, was founded in the 1650s; you can tour museums and the Old New Castle Courthouse, which was the location of the colonial and state government until 1777.

23. Cape May Historic District: Cape May, NJ

Sure there are historic homes and businesses in Cape May that you’ve got to see, but you can’t miss the lighthouses, either, all from the mid- to late 1800s.

24. Liberty Bell: Philadelphia, PA

Liberty Bell
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Independence Hall once housed the bell now known as the Liberty Bell when it was just a regular ol’ signal. Its significance grew over time.

25. Statue of Liberty: New York, NY

Statue of Liberty
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If you want to climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty (or the pedestal), you’ll need to get your ticket well in advance. If you don’t get that ticket, you can still tour the grounds and the National Museum of Immigration.

26. Mark Twain House & Museum: Hartford, CT

Mark Twain House & Museum
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You won’t see rivers and riverboats at Mark Twain’s house in Connecticut, but you will see an amazing home and Samuel Clemens museum.

27. The Breakers Mansion: Newport, RI

The Breakers Mansion
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​Vanderbilt: Just that last name means that you’ve got to see the Breakers Mansion. The fact that it’s a “70-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo” complete with stable and carriage house just reinforces that fact.

28. USS Constitution: Boston, MA

USS Constitution
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Climb aboard and tour the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard. If you’re making a day of military history, you’re just a short walk of the Bunker Hill Monument and Museum.

29. Acadia National Park, ME

Just because some trails remain off-limits during peregrine falcon nesting season doesn’t mean that there aren’t areas to explore in Acadia National Park.

30. Omni Mount Washington Hotel: Bretton Woods, NH

Omni Mount Washington Hotel
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Mount Washington was first explored by colonists in 1642, but it remained unbothered for nearly another century. The famous hotel there was built between 1900–02 but didn’t have its first winter season until 1999.

Last Updated on February 8, 2019

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