Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah and features dramatic sandstone cliffs, high plateaus, narrow canyons, waterfalls and a desert landscape. The park contains two regions, each with their own Visitor Center, scenic drive and series of hiking trails and viewpoints. There’s the famous Zion Canyon, located along the Virgin River, and the less-visited Kolob Canyons, located in the northwest corner of the park. Zion is open year round and provides a series of adventurous hiking trails and overlooks through the dramatic landscape and different habitats in the park.
In terms of highest points in the United States, Campbell Hill is very underwhelming. If you’re looking for a wow factor, oh wow will you be disappointed. There are no sweeping views of the mountains or panoramic overlooks of the surrounding area. The highest point is located on a relatively small hill, which is tucked away behind a community college.
Ohio was named after the Ohio River, which is one of the largest rivers in the United States. It is commonly referred to as the Buckeye State due to its abundance of Ohio buckeye trees. It features several major cities, has a rich musical history and offers a wide range of outdoor activities.
Mammoth Cave in Kentucky is the longest known underground cave system in the world and contains more than 640 km (or 400 miles) of explored passageways. It was designated a National Park in 1941 to better preserve and protect the cave system and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mammoth Cave National Park features a variety of tours to learn about the history of the cave and explore the natural beauty underground.
Nashville is often referred to as Music City and as the capital of country music. It is located along the Cumberland River and is filled with lots of opportunities to learn more about the history of the city and its connection with country music.
Clingmans Dome is the highest mountain in the Smokies and is at the highest point in all of Tennessee. You can drive most of the way up to the summit and from the parking lot there’s a short, but steep path up to an observation tower that provides a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located within the Appalachian mountains between North Carolina and Tennessee. It is the most visited national park in the United States and offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery.
Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia. It is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is surrounded by the Chattahoochee-October National Forest. To reach the summit requires a short, but steep hike up a paved path to an observation tower that provides a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.
Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and is one of the largest cities in the United States. It was founded in 1837 and was initially named Terminus as it served as the final stop of the Western and Atlantic Railroad that provided a link between Savannah and the Midwest. It soon became the convergence point among multiple railroads, which helped shape the city’s history. While its name changed, Atlanta still serves as a major transportation hub today.
Savannah is situated near the coast of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Savannah River. It is the oldest city in Georgia and is full of history and historic buildings. It also contains many small shaded squares, cobblestoned streets, and moss-draped oak trees.