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The Great American Bucket List: 15 Things To Do In The U.S. Before You Die

It can be easy to get infatuated with the idea of exploring far-flung countries, but plenty of people live in the U.S. for their entire lives without ever experiencing some of the most incredible cultural and natural attractions right here in our own back yard!

That's why we put together this list of the 15 American sights that deserve to be on anyone's bucket list. Pack up the car and a cooler full of drinks so that you can go on the ultimate road trip. Don't forget to bring your camera -- there are some incredible places to take plenty of amazing pictures.

1. Walk The Freedom Trail

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Take a walk down Boston's Freedom Trail to reflect on the founding of our nation. Who knows -- it just might bring tears to your eyes!

2. See The Northern Lights

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Head to Fairbanks, Alaska, to catch the best views of the Northern Lights. Just be sure to take your trip during winter (November-April) so you don't miss this amazing sight!

3. See The Volcanos In Hawaii

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Though volcanoes don't erupt every day, you can still catch their picturesque sights on nearly every Hawaiian island. Bonus points if you charter a helicopter to see them from above!

4. Drive From Miami To Key West

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The southernmost section of US 1, also known as the "Overseas Highway," connects Miami to Key West and includes 47 picturesque bridges over 111 miles!

5. Catch A Rodeo In Wyoming

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Every summer night, the Cody Nite Rodeo in Cody, Wyoming, delights both tourists and locals alike! This small town is referred to as the Rodeo Capital of the World for a good reason!

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6. Take A Wine Tour In Santa Barbara

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No trip to the West Coast is complete without a stop in Santa Barbara, California. Be sure to take a wine tour and embrace the tastes of the region.

7. Eat Buffalo Wings In Buffalo

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Everyone loves the vinegar and spice of buffalo sauce, so why not enjoy it in its hometown?! Take a trip to Buffalo, New York, to eat the original American classic at the Anchor Bar.

8. Catch A Game At Wrigley Field

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"Hey Chicago Whatdya Say!!!" Don't miss the opportunity to hear this song while watching the Cubs play a great game of baseball at Wrigley Field.

9. Walk Through The French Quarter

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No trip to New Orleans is complete without a walk through the French Quarter. Don't forget to stop at Cafe Du Monde for a beignet!

10. Eat Blue Crabs In Maryland

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Maryland is known as crab country, so be sure to eat some of these yummy crustaceans while sitting on the shore near Annapolis! Don't forget the Old Bay!

11. Visit The Alamo In San Antonio

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This is a building worth seeing! Head down to The Alamo in Texas to view this pivotal part of American history. Don't forget the sunscreen!

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12. Watch The Kentucky Derby

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Nope, just watching it on TV isn't good enough this time! Enjoy the rolling hills of Kentucky while sipping on a refreshing mint julep and watching some of the world's most talented athletes (the horses)!

13. Tailgate In The Grove

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"The Grove" is just another name for the tailgating fields at Ole' Miss! Grab your favorite drinks and snacks, but don't forget to stay safe and smart.

14. Watch Nascar At Talladega

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Spend a weekend RV camping in Talladega, Alabama, where you can catch some incredible Nascar races. Would you believe that Nascar drivers lose up to 15 pounds per race?!

15. Get Wet At Niagara Falls

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There are few feelings as incredible as walking alongside Niagara Falls as you feel the misty water whip against your face. It's definitely worth the trip!

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