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8 Stunning Local Wonders You Should Visit This Summer

You don't have to leave Washington to see amazing wonders

Published on: June 11, 2018

Kids jumping on hike

Awesome wonders right in our backyard

Sure, pictures of icy Nordic fjords, Guilin’s limestone karst hills or the Great Barrier Reef may make you long for an international summer vacation but turns out, we’ve got some pretty great spots in our own backyard.

If you live in Washington, you don’t need reminding that the active volcano Mt. Rainier is the fourth highest peak in the U.S. and a beauty at that. And you already know that Snoqualmie Falls is both taller and more beautiful than Niagara — while also offering an easy, family-friendly hike.

In fact, you’re probably familiar with many places on this list (it’s hard to keep a natural wonder secret) but there may just be a few surprises in the mix. Here are eight wonderful wonders in our own backyard.

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