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Top Ten Most Gorgeous Places In America That You Have Never Even Heard Of

Updated on April 4, 2016

1. Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska

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Mendhall Glacier is a stunning natural formation located in Mendenhall Valley, which is about 12 miles from downtown Juneau, Alaska. The glacier is a whopping 13.6 miles in length and is surrounded by 5,815-acres of protected land known as the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.

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2. Jacob's Well, Texas

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This 12-foot in diameter perennial karstic spring located in Texas Hill Country is a popular swimming hole. This swimming hole is known as one of the most dangerous due to it's depth of 30 feet and separating narrow channels that ultimate lead down to the depth of 120 feet.

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3. Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

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The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States and is the third largest hot spring in the world. The gorgeous spring is located in Yellowstone National Park at the Midway Geyser Basin.

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4. Thor's Well, Oregon

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Thor's Well is located near Cape Perpetua. This huge salt water fountain is created and caused by the power of the Pacific Ocean. The best time to view this spectacle is during high tide or storms. Please use caution and common sense when viewing this natural site as it can be extremely dangerous.

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5. Palouse Falls, Washington

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Palouse Falls is located 4 miles upstream of the Snake River in southeast Washington. The falls measure a whopping 198 feet in height.

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6. Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

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The Oneonta Gorge is located at the Columbia River George, there are four major waterfalls that can be seen throughout the Oneonta Creek.

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7. Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado

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The Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness is located in the Elk Mountains of central Colorado. The wilderness measures in at 181,535 acres.

8. Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

This United States National Park is located in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico.

9. Hamilton Pool, Texas

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This natural formation was created when an underground river collapsed due to massive amounts of erosion caused thousands of years ago. The pool is located 23 miles away from Austin, Texas. The pool is located on 232 acres of protected habitat.

10. Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

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Horseshoe Bend is a meander of the Colorado River, this gorgeous site is located in Page, Arizona.

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