I am sure we have all heard about places that are beautiful and are a must see. Sometimes we are disappointed as the advertising oversells and what we see is a far fetch from what is promised. However in this case that isn’t true. America has so many spots that many people don’t have a clue about. These places are awesome and considered gems even if they aren’t popular sites. Here are 9 of the best hidden gems in the U.S.
9.Crazy Woman Canyon, Buffalo
The canyon is very beautiful and has a creek running through the area. There are lots of pretty wild flowers and plants along its banks. It is believed the area got its name after a woman witnessed her family being killed and drove her insane.
8.Lost Creek Falls, Cornucopia
Lost Creek Falls is an adventurer’s dream and is located near Cornucopia on the Bayfield Peninsula. It is found in a very secluded area and is great for photo ops. The surrounding landscape is also beautiful and the trek is great for a cardiovascular workout.
7.Falling Waters State Park, Chipley
Falling Waters State Park is gorgeous and is the highest waterfall in Florida. You can get really close due to a platform built close to where the water flows over the rocks. You can do many outdoor sporting activities here.
6.Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls
Shoshone Falls is said to be bigger than Niagara Falls and is one of the biggest waterfalls in the U.S. There is an observation deck where you can go to watch the water flow freely down the rocky cliffs. The falls are located along the Snake River.
5.Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville
The Cahokia Mounds are a sight to behold and date back to AD 900. It is considered the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico and there are large number of mounds in the vicinity. The mounds are covered in lush grass lands that help to make the trek even more enjoyable and picturesque.
4.Desert of Maine, Freeport
It may be shocking to know that Maine has a desert but it does. Even though it isn’t officially a desert due to the large number of trees and water received it sure has the look. It has over 40 acres of sandy soil that looks just like that found in deserts, but the trees are a giveaway.
3.Castle Post, Versailles
Castle Post will make you feel you are in another Country. If you want the experience of a castle yet stay in the U.S. then you need to visit Versailles and see this castle. It was built in 1969 by a real estate developer who spent time in France.
2.Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton
If you love topiary gardens then you need to visit Monkton in Maryland. The Ladew topiary gardens are lovely and you will find a wide range of sculpted trees and plants. The setting has 15 garden rooms spread across 22 acres of land.
1.Shofuso Japanese House And Garden, Philadelphia
The Shofuso Japanese House and Garden was built in Japan and then sent to America. It can be visited in West Fairmount Park in 1958 but was in New York before its current location. It is a very pretty garden and though it may seemed out of place it has made itself at home in Philadelphia.