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The Happiest States In America Might Also Be The Prettiest

05/03/2014 08:00 am ET | Updated May 05, 2014

Last week, Gallup released the results of a poll asking Americans how they feel about living in their home states. The results left us with one thought -- a pretty state is a happy state.

You see, the states with the largest percentage of residents who believe their state is the "best or one of the best places to live" also happen to be the states with some of the grandest, most beautiful natural scenery in America. They're the states we'd love to visit any day.

Check out photos of the happiest states below. Did yours make the list?

1. Montana 462762931 Grinnell Lake, Glacier National Park

2. Alaska alaska Halibut Cove

3. Utah utah Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park

4. Wyoming wyoming Schwabachers Landing, Grand Teton National Park

5. Texas 144894025 Palo Duro Canyon

6. Hawaii 185733770 Wailua Falls

7. New Hampshire 451617211 North Sugarloaf, White Mountains National Forest

8. North Dakota north dakota Little Missouri River

9. Colorado colorado Maroon Bells, Aspen

10. Vermont 171151092 Waits River

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