Most of us choose to visit a national park of natural wonder during the day, when these magnificent places are on full display in all their glory. And indeed, the options for day treks and recreation at these picture-perfect places are numerous. However, there are some sites that shine brightest at night, whether it’s superlative stargazing, nocturnal wildlife, or after-hours phenomena like the elusive moonbow. When the sun sets, make a point of visiting these magnificent places across the U.S. for an unrivaled and wholly wondrous experience of nature at night.

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These pristine places across the U.S. offer once-in-a-lifetime ways to enjoy nature at night, and are worth staying up late to experience!

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