There are advantages to being located far away from any big city. For one, it makes for the best stargazing.

With a desert location about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas, Tonopah knows this firsthand. Both USA Today and Sky & Telescope magazine once listed this small town among the No. 1 stargazing destinations, noting “the only bright lights you see are the stars.”

While the video is beautiful any astronomy buff will tell you, it’s nothing compared to seeing the stars in person. Head out to Tonopah for the best stargazing, or let us know about your favorite stargazing destinations in the comments below.

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