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The most beautiful places in America's state and national parks

The Active Times Logo By Kaitlin Miller of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 102: Since the first national park was created in 1872, Americans have worked to ensure that our country's breathtaking natural beauty is preserved for generations to come. Across all 50 states, there are many gorgeous national and state parks as well as national forests and tribal parks. But these 101 stunning landmarks within them are truly the best of the best and deserve a spot on your American bucket list.

The Most Beautiful Places in America's State and National Parks

Since the first national park was created in 1872, Americans have worked to ensure that our country's breathtaking natural beauty is preserved for generations to come. Across all 50 states, there are many gorgeous national and state parks as well as national forests and tribal parks. But these 101 stunning landmarks within them are truly the best of the best and deserve a spot on your American bucket list.

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