One of the best things about being an over-the-road trucker is the ability to travel across the country and see the beautiful sights the U.S. has to offer. Consider stopping at one of these landmarks on your next long haul!
1. Smoky Mountains
The Smoky Mountains are the part of the Appalachian Mountains stretching along the North Carolina-Tennessee border. It is the most visited national park in the U.S. for a reason. You’ll experience breathtaking views, wildlife and more when you visit this park.
2. Niagara Falls
If you’re headed to the East Coast, consider stopping at the world-famous Niagara Falls in New York along the U.S.-Canada border. Stop by to see millions of gallons of water spill over the edge.
3. Badlands National Park
These red and orange rock formations are located in South Dakota. The geologic deposits in the Badlands contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Take a drive through the park to see where Native Americans hunted for nearly 11,000 years.
4. Devils Tower
Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion that rises more than 5,000 feet above sea level. It’s located in Wyoming. If you’re passing through the area, stop to see this storied landmark.
5. Mount Rushmore
This monument features carvings of four former presidents as a shrine to democracy. If you have time on your trip, stop by to see the largest work of art in the world.
6. Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is an American icon located in Arizona. The soaring canyon walls make for awesome views.
7. Golden Gate Bridge
If your haul takes you to the West Coast, stop and see or even drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. The 1.7-mile long suspension bridge is a San Francisco icon. If it’s windy when you drive your truck across it, you may even feel it sway a bit!
8. Grand Teton National Park
The rugged peaks of the Grand Tetons are located in Wyoming’s stretch of the Rocky Mountains. The tallest peak reaches 12,605 feet!
9. Grand Prismatic Spring
10. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
The Outer Banks are a group of islands off the shore of North Carolina. Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks is home to the one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. At 208 feet, it is the tallest brick lighthouse in the world. You can climb the 257 steps to the top for breathtaking views of the coast.
Have you visited any of these landmarks? Which stops are on your list to see next? Leave a comment to let us know!