Stargazing areas, known as ‘dark parks’, have been popping up all over the U.S., with many located in national parks. Enjoy the incandescent wonders of the night sky at these spots
Voyageurs National Park
If sailing and stars float your boat, then you should head to Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. Home to some of the darkest skies in the Midwest, it’s an incredible place to admire the cosmos—and all the better when done drifting along the park’s peaceful waterways on your very own luxury houseboat.
Big Bend National Park
Give Astrotourism a go at Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas. Recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association, this vast area of mountains and desert close to the Mexican border is considered one of the best star-spotting backdrops in the country. Make for Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive for some unbelievable night-time vistas.
Cherry Springs State Park
Afraid your friends will never believe how numerous and luminous the stars were on your trip? Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania offers nightscape photo workshops for $60 a ticket.