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05/27/2014 08:00 am ET | Updated Jul 04, 2014

50 Photos That Prove America Is Totally Beautiful

"From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam..."

Recognize that song lyric? America's landscape is so vast and varied, sometimes it's mind blowing to think about how many different types of unique scenery exist from one state or region to the next.

Summer is the season for celebrating America -- from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July to Labor Day -- so why not take a moment and admire the natural beauty of the 50 states?

1. Alabama
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Mize Mill Falls, Sipsey Wilderness, Bankhead National Forest

2. Alaska
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3. Arizona
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Horseshoe Bend

4. Arkansas
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Flatside Wilderness, Ouachita National Forest

5. California
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McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

6. Colorado
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Maroon Bells, Aspen

7. Connecticut
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Ender's Falls

8. Delaware
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Rehoboth Beach

9. Florida
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Dry Tortugas National Park

10. Georgia
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Wormsloe Historic Site

11. Hawaii
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Wailua Falls

12. Idaho
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Bruneau Dunes State Park

13. Illinois
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Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest

14. Indiana
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Cornfield in Millville

15. Iowa
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Malanaphy Springs State Preserve

16. Kansas
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Big Basin Prairie Reserve

17. Kentucky
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A view of the Cumberland Gap and Fern Lake

18. Louisiana
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Lake Martin

19. Maine
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Coastline at Acadia National Park

20. Maryland
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The Brighton Dam at the Tridelphia Reservoir

21. Massachusetts
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The Knob, Falmouth

22. Michigan
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore at sunset

23. Minnesota
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Minnehaha Falls

24. Mississippi
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Cypress Swamp, Natchez Trace Parkway

25. Missouri
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Greer Springs

26. Montana
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Grinnell Lake, Glacier National Park

27. Nebraska
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Scotts Bluff National Monument

28. Nevada
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Valley of Fire State Park

29. New Hampshire
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The Androscoggin River and the Great North Woods

30. New Jersey
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The Pine Barrens

31. New Mexico
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White Sands National Monument

32. New York
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33. North Carolina
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Thomas Divide, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

34. North Dakota
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Badlands sandstone formations, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

35. Ohio
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Upper Falls at Old Man's Cave, Hocking Hills State Park

36. Oklahoma
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Mount Scott, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

37. Oregon
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Mount Hood

38. Pennsylvania
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Youghiogheny River Gorge at Ohiopyle State Park

39. Rhode Island
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Mohegan Bluffs Beach, Block Island

40. South Carolina
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Botany Bay Road, Edisto Island

41. South Dakota
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Badlands National Park

42. Tennessee
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

43. Texas
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Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park

44. Utah
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Bryce Amphitheater, Bryce Canyon National Park

45. Vermont
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Green Mountain National Forest

46. Virginia
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Shenandoah National Park

47. Washington
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Palouse Falls

48. West Virginia
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Canaan Valley

49. Wisconsin
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Pewit's Nest, Devil's Lake State Park

50. Wyoming
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String Lake, Grand Teton National Park

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