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The Best Free Tourist Attractions in Every State

GOBankingRates Logo By Dan Ketchum of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 52: In 2016, the travel industry in the U.S. generated $2.3 trillion, with Americans spending over $683 billion on leisure travel alone, according to the U.S. Travel Association. You can start planning a fun and frugal trip by selecting a free destination from this list of iconic monuments, stunning displays of nature, and quirky, charming oddities across the U.S., but you'll have to figure out your own budget-friendly travel, grub and sleep accommodations.To help you start planning your vacation, here is the lowdown on free attractions in all 50 states.

In 2016, the travel industry in the U.S. generated $2.3 trillion, with Americans spending over $683 billion on leisure travel alone, according to the U.S. Travel Association. You can start planning a fun and frugal trip by selecting a free destination from this list of iconic monuments, stunning displays of nature, and quirky, charming oddities across the U.S., but you'll have to figure out your own budget-friendly travel, grub and sleep accommodations.

To help you start planning your vacation, here is the lowdown on free attractions in all 50 states.

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