15 Unbelievable Destinations In The U.S. That Look Like Something From Middle Earth

There’s something so captivating about the world J. R. R. Tolkien created in “The Lord of the Rings.” Middle Earth, a place of lush forests and romantic fantasy, is a realm that’s undeniably beautiful and beguiling. But here in the U.S., we don’t have to pick up one of Tolkien’s novels to visit Middle Earth; there are unbelievable destinations all across the country that rival anything found in the pages of such fantasies. And unlike Middle Earth, these destinations are wholly, wildly, wondrously real.

When was the last time you escaped into a place more beautiful than fantasy? It’s the kind of magic we could all use a bit more of in our lives — and it’s waiting for you at these unbelievable U.S. destinations.

Address: Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, 18113 Upper Hoh Rd, Forks, WA 98331, USA
Address: Watkins Glen State Park, 1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, USA
Address: Hamilton Pool, Texas 78620, USA
Address: Silver Falls State Park, 20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity, OR 97385, USA
Address: Dismals Canyon, 901 County Rd 8, Phil Campbell, AL 35581, USA
Address: White Rock Mountain, 214 Bowles Gap Rd, Winslow, AR 72959, USA
Address: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Crescent City, CA 95531, USA
Address: Everglades, Florida, USA
Address: Akaka Falls State Park, 875 Akaka Falls Rd, Honomu, HI 96728, USA
Address: Apostle Islands, Wisconsin, USA
Address: Angel Oak Road, Angel Oak Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455, USA
Address: Baxter State Park Road, Baxter State Park Rd, Maine, USA
Address: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Nf-583A, Pine, AZ 85544, USA
Address: Yaak Valley Ranch Road, Yaak Valley Ranch Rd, Montana 59935, USA