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Valentine, Nebraska

Merritt Reservoir

In addition to fishing and camping, this spot in Nebraska’s Sandhills is one of the world’s darkest places.
Franklin Grove, Illinois

Nachusa Grasslands

This 4,000-acre restored grassland in northern Illinois is home to a range of native flora and fauna, from clovers to plovers to a herd of bison.
Hillsboro, West Virginia

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

West Virginia’s largest bog is home to rare carnivorous plants.

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Bradenton Area

From a towering mastodon skeleton to a funky art village and a serene riverwalk, here are supercool stops in the Friendly City.