Each state has its iconic landmarks, but there are plenty of attractions that fly under the radar.
New York has the Empire State Building, but it's also home to Letchworth State Park, unofficially known as the "Grand Canyon of the East."
We've rounded up the most worthwhile but lesser-known tourist attractions in every state.
While some of these places have a significant amount of visitors each year, they remain hidden gems to many out-of-state travelers.
An earlier version of this post was written by Jill Comoletti and Eliza McKelvey.
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ALABAMA: Mobile Bay bills itself as "secretly awesome," and its many tourist attractions prove this to be true. Attend the world's oldest Mardi Gras celebration, eat some fresh seafood, go kayaking and fishing, and take in the beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico.
ALASKA: The ocean, ice, and mountains all meet at Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward. Enjoy the park by foot or take a boat cruise along the coast in the summer.
ARIZONA: Reaching the Wave in Arizona requires a permit and a rigorous hike. But the awe-inspiring view makes this attraction worth the journey.
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