50 States

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New national monuments named in two Western states

President Obama designated two national monuments on lands in Utah and Nevada, protecting archaeological sites, dinosaur tracks and fragile ecologies.
Corn dog stand and Ferris wheel at sunset (© AP Images)

State fairs: Livestock, music, food on a stick

Want a taste of America? Stop by a state fair! With rides, music, food and fun, state fairs are a long-standing tradition.
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Washington, D.C.: The Mall, planes and pandas

Welcome to the capital! Find annual attractions like the Independence Day fireworks show and the Cherry Blossom Festival or tour one of the many museums.
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Kansas: Sunflowers, sleek jets and civil rights

In Kansas, you'll find a homage to an American classic film, a civil rights historical site and an airplane powerhouse.
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Oregon: Mountain peaks, waterfalls and beach resorts

In Oregon, enjoy water features including the Pacific Ocean, waterfalls, and creeks trickling through public gardens.
City at night with large arch on riverfront (Courtesy of Missouri Division of Tourism)

Missouri: Gateway Arch, ragtime music and Clydesdale horses

Visiting the U.S.? There are 50 states to see in all. Missouri is known as the "Gateway to the West.” Check out the music, and maybe even the horses.
Mountains and blue skies (Texas Travel/Kenny Braun)

Texas: The Alamo, Mission Control and oil gushers

Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. It's been said that everything is bigger in Texas. Tour the Alamo and enjoy lively festivals.
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Montana: Big Sky Country, Glacier National Park and the Old West

Be a cowboy (or cowgirl) in Montana! Its vast landscape is filled with parks and wildlife; watch a geyser erupt or enjoy outdoor winter sports.
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Hawaii: Pearl Harbor, the perfect wave and volcanoes

The island of Hawaii is famous for its pristine landscapes, making it the perfect destination for those who want to take in its beauty and local culture.