TripAdvisor reveal the best attractions to visit in every US state – and Disney isn’t on the list

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TRIPADVISOR have revealed the most popular attractions in every state in the US, according to tourists.

Surprisingly, Disney World doesn’t make the list.

The most popular things to do in every single state in the US
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The most popular things to do in every single state in the US[/caption]

According to Business Insider, whale-watching, city tours and National Park visits are some of the favourite attractions across the country, with the most visitors every year.

We reveal the number one thing to do in all 50 states across America.

Alabama: Gulf Coast dolphin cruise

Watch dolphins during a boat cruise in Alabama
Watch dolphins during a boat cruise in Alabama

Launching from Orange Beach, the two-hour cruise allows passengers to see the dolphins up close with many swimming right up to the boat.

Alaska: Whale watching and Mendenhall glacier tour

Tour the Mendenhall glacier in Alaska
Tour the Mendenhall glacier in Alaska

The five-hour boar tour will let tourists experience both whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier, with the first two hours accompanied by a naturalist to provide insight into the

Arizona: Grand Canyon helicopter flight

A visit to Arizona has to include the Grand Canyon
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A visit to Arizona has to include the Grand Canyon[/caption]

The best way to see the Grand canyon airport in Arizona is by helicopter, with a 45-minute tour overlooking the mountain, as well as the Colorado River and Kaibab National Forest.

Arkansas: Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat dinner cruise

Dine and dance on a boat cruise in Arkansas
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Dine and dance on a boat cruise in Arkansas[/caption]

This two-hour dinner cruise around Lake Hamilton includes local food such as catfish and BBQ platters before an evening of dancing.

California: Napa and Sonoma Wine Country tour

California is famed for the Napa valley vineyards
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California is famed for the Napa valley vineyards[/caption]

Wine-fans can enjoy an eight-hour tour around North California, stopping at three wineries across Napa and Sonama, while taking part in wine-tastings and learning about the production process.

Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park tour

The Rocky Mountains are the most popular attraction in Colorado
The Rocky Mountains are the most popular attraction in Colorado

Starting in Denver, the eight-hour tour of the Rocky Mountains includes a guide along the way to see the iconic mountain range before ending in Boulder.

Connecticut: Foxwoods Casino zip line

Brave a zip line attraction in Connecticut
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Brave a zip line attraction in Connecticut[/caption]

Starting at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, the zip line travels from 350 feet in the air from Fox Tower, landing a mile away at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.

Delaware: Rehoboth Bay tandem kayak

In Delaware, a tandem kayak is the best way to travel
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In Delaware, a tandem kayak is the best way to travel[/caption]

For two hours, a tandem kayak can be used to explore Rehoboth Bay as a self-guided tour.

Florida: Miami Speedboat sightseeing tour

Miami is best explored by speed boat
Miami is best explored by speed boat

Live out Miami Vice with a 45-minute speed boat tour to capture Miami beach, Fisher Island and Star Island, home to famous celebrities.

Georgia: Savannah Hop-on Hop-off Trolley tour

Explore Georgia at your own pace with a hopping bus tour
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Explore Georgia at your own pace with a hopping bus tour[/caption]

Tourists can see as much or as little as they like with the hopping bus tour along the 15 stops such as River Street and Pirates House, before jumping back on the bus which arrives every 20 minutes.

Hawaii: Pearl Harbour tour

Learn about Pearl Harbour when visiting Hawaii
Learn about Pearl Harbour when visiting Hawaii

Starting in Honolulu, some of the iconic WWII locations such as the USS Aruizona and the Valor of the Pacific National Monument are explored by a private car tour.

Idaho: Snake River Scenic Cruise tour

Jump on a boat to explore Snake river in Idaho
Jump on a boat to explore Snake river in Idaho

Spend two hours on Snake River overlooking the local wildlife and the 1000 Springs, as well as Box Canyon.

Illinois: Chicago Architecture River Cruise tour

Chicago is home to some of the most beautiful architecture
Chicago is home to some of the most beautiful architecture

To see all of the most iconic buildings, such as the Wrigley Building, Aon Center and the Willis (Sears) Tower, is is best done by boat with a river cruise tour.

Indiana: Blue River kayak day trip

Explore Blue River in Indiana by kayak
Explore Blue River in Indiana by kayak
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Spend the whole day exploring Blue River by kayak, with a full guided experience.

Iowa: Field of Dreams guided home tour

Many tourists flock to Iowa for the Field of Dreams home from the iconic film
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Many tourists flock to Iowa for the Field of Dreams home from the iconic film[/caption]

The iconic destination of the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” offers a guided tour of the home lived in by Ray and Annie.

Kansas: Indoor Skydiving experience

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Go skydiving in Kansas[/caption]

See what it is like to skydive by soaring in the vertical wind tunnel for 60-seconds.

Kentucky: Thoroughbred Horse Farm tour

The heart of Kentucky lies in it's thoroughbred horses
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The heart of Kentucky lies in it’s thoroughbred horses[/caption]

A three-hour tour of the home of the Kentucky Derby teaches tourists everything from the farms and the racing history.

Louisiana: New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo and Vampire tour

Learn about the creepy voodoo and magical history in new Orleans
Learn about the creepy voodoo and magical history in new Orleans

A spooky tour of New Orleans includes ghosts, witches and voodoo, stopping an sights such as St Mergaine House and Madame LaLaurie’s Crele Mansion.

Maine: Portland Vintage Fire Truck sightseeing tour

Go through Portland with a twist on a vintage fire truck
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Go through Portland with a twist on a vintage fire truck[/caption]

The 50-minute tour teaches the history of Portland as well as being able to enjoy the trip on a vintage fire truck.

Maryland: Sagamore Spirit Distillery tasting and tour

Drink your way through Sagamore Distillery
Drink your way through Sagamore Distillery
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An hour-long tour in a rye whiskey distillery in Baltimore shows the whiskey-making process along with whiskey-infused chocolates to try.

Massachusetts: Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley tour

Boston is easy to explore with hop-on hop-off bus tours
Go through Portland with a twist on a vintage fire truck

Tourists can explore Boston at their own pace with the hop-on-hop-off trolley tours, with 19 stops including the Boston Tea Part Ships and Museum, as well as the Dreamland Wax Museum.

Michigan: Detroit’s Rise Fall and Renewal tour

Learn about the rise and fall of Detroit
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Learn about the rise and fall of Detroit[/caption]

Explore the city that filed for bankruptcy and how it rose again in a group tour of Detroit, as long as iconic attractions such as MGM Grand Detroit Casino and Detroit Opera House.

Minnesota: Northeast Minneapolis Food tour

Minneapolis is best explored through food
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Minneapolis is best explored through food[/caption]

A three-hour food tasting tour through Minneapolis will offer pizza, sausages, Greek deserts and local cheese at six different restaurants.

Mississippi: Natchez Hop On Hop Off tour

A self-tour of Natchez is the best way to see the city
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A self-tour of Natchez is the best way to see the city[/caption]

Visit popular sites like Melrose Estate and Franklin Street at whatever pace with 12 stops included in the self-tour of Natchez.

Missouri: Branson Lake Cruise

Cruise down Lake Branson in Missouri
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Cruise down Lake Branson in Missouri[/caption]

A two-hour cruise takes tourists down Lake Taneycomo in Branson, with the choice of a historical riverboat of a luxury yacht, as well as lunch and dinner options also available.

Montana: Whitewater Rafting trip

Brace the Glacier National Park in Montata by white water rafting down it
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Brace the Glacier National Park in Montana by white water rafting down it[/caption]

Adrenaline seekers can travel eight-miles down through the Glacier National Park through rapids and and rivers on a two-hour whitewater rafting trip.

Nebraska: Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

Visit the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument in Nebraska
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Visit the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument in Nebraska[/caption]

The Great Platte River Road Archway, which stretches over the I-80 highway, is popular with tourists who want to learn about the history of pioneers.

Nevada: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam tour

Both the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam are worst a visit in Nevada
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Both the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam are worst a visit in Nevada[/caption]

Spend 12 hours, starting at Las Vegas, touring the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Joshua Tree Forest, with an optional helicopter ride also available.

New Hampshire: Full Day White Mountain tour

Try the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram for the best views of New Hampshire
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Try the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram for the best views of New Hampshire[/caption]

An eight-hour tour of the historic White Mountain includes a Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram for the best views in the area.

New Jersey: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Watch both whales and dolphins in New Jersey by boat
Watch both whales and dolphins in New Jersey by boat

On the coast of Cape May, a three-hour boat ride allows tourists to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.

New Mexico: Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Take a hot air balloon in New Mexico for the best views of Rio Grande
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Take a hot air balloon in New Mexico for the best views of Rio Grande[/caption]

The best views of the Rio Grande is best done by hot air balloon at sunrise in Albuquerque, ending with light snacks and a celebratory glass of champagne.

New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour

The Statue of Liberty is the most iconic statue in New York
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The Statue of Liberty is the most iconic statue in New York[/caption]

A small group tour lasting four hours will take tourists to the two iconic landmarks in new York; the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

North Carolina: Charlotte Comedy tour

Adults only can enjoy the comedy bus in
Adults only can enjoy the comedy bus in North Carolina

Tourists are treated to an adult-only comedy show on an open-air bus while travelling through the city, with a BYOB policy during the trip.

North Dakota: The Dakota Zoo

Dakota Zoo is home to over 600 animals
Dakota Zoo is home to over 600 animals
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While it can’t be booked on TripAdvisor, The Dakota Zoo is the most popular attractions in North Dakota which is home to 600 animals across the 90 acres.

Ohio: Nati in a Nutshell Cincinnati Food tour

Eat your way around Ohio on a food tasting tour
Eat your way around Ohio on a food tasting tour

The Nati in a Nutshell Cincinnati Food tour isn’t just a food tour as it not only includes tastings and visits to the local farmers markets, but it also offers a tour through Washington Park, as well as a visit to the Carew Tower for panoramic views.

Oklahoma: Spooks, Spirits, and Scoundrels Ghost tour

Go through Oklahoma at night for the spooky history
Go through Oklahoma at night for the spooky history

A two-hour night-time walking tour through Oklahoma reveals the dark history including ghosts, unsolved murders and famous criminals and gangsters.

Oregon: Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls tour

Spend half a day in Oregan at Multnomah Falls
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Spend half a day in Oregan at Multnomah Falls[/caption]

Spend half a day exploring the 611-foot tall Multnomah Falls as well as the Columbia River Highway, with the best views of the rivers.

Pennsylvania: Founding Fathers tour

The Founding Fathers in Pennsylvania are key to US history
The Founding Fathers in Pennsylvania are key to US history

Tourists can enjoy a two-hour walking tour of Philadelphia with sites such as the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, once home to Benjamin Franklin, as well as Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Rhode Island: Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley tour

Explore the stunning mansions of Rhode Island
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Explore the stunning mansions of Rhode Island[/caption]

A three-hour trolley tour of Newport includes Bellevue Avenue where the most famous mansions once were, as well as vising The Breakers, where the Vanderbilt family used to summer.

South Carolina: Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic tour

Go through Charleston by horse
Go through Charleston by horse

Travel through Charleston by horse-drawn carriage, learning about the 300 years of history including the Civil war era.

South Dakota: Mount Rushmore tour

Mount Rushmore is the best tourist attraction in South Dakota
Mount Rushmore is the best tourist attraction in South Dakota

A tour of Mount Rushmore is obviously the main attraction, although it also includes the Black Hills of South Dakota and the Crazy Horse Memorial.

Tennessee: Elvis Presley’s Graceland tour

Learn about Elvis Presley at the museum in Tennessee
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Learn about Elvis Presley at the museum in Tennessee[/caption]

The self-guided tour of Graceland Museum, dedicated to Elvis Presley, includes an audio guide to talk through the costumers, memorabilia and history of the iconic performer.

Texas: Best of Austin Small-Group Guided tour

Austin is known for its food and music scene
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Austin is known for its food and music scene[/caption]

This two-hour tour of the city includes the main attractions such as the State Capital Building as well as off-the-beaten-track spots exploring the music and art scene.

Utah: Monument Valley Guided tour

Explore Monument Valley in Utah with a native Navajo guide
Explore Monument Valley in Utah with a native Navajo guide

A native Navajo guide takes tourists around Monument Valley, spending three hours learning about the history as well as being taken down roads often prohibited to tourists.

Vermont: Burlington Brewery tour

The best tours in Vermont are exploring the breweries
The best tours in Vermont are exploring the breweries

Beer enthusiasts can enjoy the Burlington Brewery tour, spending four hours inside the building as well as tasting 15 differen including IPas, lagers and stouts.

Virginia: Victory Rover Naval Cruise tour

One of the biggest naval bases in the world is in Virginia
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One of the biggest naval bases in the world is in Virginia[/caption]

The tour includes a visit to one of the world’s largest naval bases, home to 75 ships and 134 aircraft, with a two-hour visit teaching tourists about the naval history of the US.

Washington: Seattle Underground History tour

A one-hour tour of Seattle is the best way to learn about the history
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A one-hour tour of Seattle is the best way to learn about the history[/caption]

Walk underneath the city in subterranean tunnels learning about the history of the from of the gold rush and Skid Row with the one-hour Seattle tour.

West Virginia: Whitewater Rafting Lower New River Gorge tour

Challenge yourself by white water rafting down New River Gorge National Park
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Challenge yourself by white water rafting down New River Gorge National Park[/caption]

The six-hour whitewater rafting tour runs through the New River Gorge National Park, hitting challenging rapids along the way.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Sightseeing City tour

A walking and driving tour is an easy way to explore Wisconsin
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A walking and driving tour is an easy way to explore Wisconsin[/caption]

This guided three-hour tour of Milwaukee includes both walking and driving, while visiting Lake Michigan as well as Milwaukee museums. including the Art Museum.

Wyoming: Grand Teton Wildlife Safari tour

Take a safari through Wyoming to learn about the local animals
Take a safari through Wyoming to learn about the local animals

The small safari group tour takes four hours, traversing through the Grand Teton National park in an open-air vehicle to spot wolves, moose, elk, bears and other wildlife across the 310,000 acres.


Route 66 is one of the favourite ways for tourists to see a number of states in the US.

The 3,000 mile route spans nine states, travelling from Chicago to Santa Monica.

It’s even been dubbed the most Instagrammable road trip in the world, according to Brits.

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