29 Best Public Places to Go Stargazing in America

Public stargazing is a great way to get outside, learn more about the night sky, and enjoy nature. Most of the best stargazing sites are in isolated spots free from light pollution from city buildings, street lights, and cars. Grab a date, your family, or take a solo drive to these 29 best places to go stargazing in America to take in everything our galaxy has to offer.

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Cosmic Campground

Gila National Forest | Glenwood, NM 88039

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Joyner Ridge Parking Lot and Trail

Devils Tower National Monument | WY-110, Devils Tower, WY 82714

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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

3104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972

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Cape Horn Winter Rental

Salmon-Challis National Forest | Shoup, ID 83469

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Mossy Cave Trail

Bryce Canyon National Park | Highway 63 Bryce, UT 84764

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Maunakea Summit

Maunakea Visitor Information Station | Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo, HI

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Primitive Campsites at the Mojave National Preserve

90942 Kelso Cima Rd, Kelso, CA 92309

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Mashpee South Cape Beach

668 Great Oak Rd, Mashpee, MA 02649

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Harmony Borax Works

Death Valley National Park | Harmony Borax Works Interpretive Trail, Furnace Creek, CA 92328

Night Sky Public Viewing Area

Cherry Springs National Park | North of Route 44 Coudersport, PA 16915

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Owachomo Bridge

Natural Bridges National Monument | Lake Powell, UT 84533

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Sapphire Point

White River National Forest | Co Rd 1, Dillon, CO 80435

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Sol Vista Overlook Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

Big Bend National Park | Texas 79834

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Kitt Peak National Observatory

Tucson, AZ 85634

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Ooh Aah Point at the Grand Canyon

S Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

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Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area |  Lake Powell, UT 84533

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Wonder Lake Campground

Mile 85 Denali Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK

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Logan Pass

Glacier National Park | Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, MT 59936

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Old Bahia Honda Bridge

Old Bahia Honda Bridge, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

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Waterfront Event Center and Observatory

Headlands International Dark Sky Park | 15675 Headlands Rd, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

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Casa Rinconada

Chaco Culture National Historical Park | Nageezi, NM 87037

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Trail Bridge Road

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Spruce Knob Mountain Center

18 Woodlands Way, Circleville, WV 26804

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Balanced Rock Picnic Area

Arches National Park | 5 Miles from Moab, UT

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Fort Jefferson on Garden Key

Dry Tortugas National Park | Key West, FL 33040

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Snake Campground on the Merritt Reservoir

NE-97 & Cedar Bay, Valentine, NE 69201

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Bare Dark Sky Observatory

66 Energy Exchange Dr, Burnsville, NC 28714

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Massacre Rim

Washoe County, NV, USA

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Cadillac Mountain

Acadia National Park | Latitude 44.368891; Longitude -68.238506 Mount Desert Island, ME

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