The Top 5 Most Instagrammed Places in Every State for 2016

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Last week I wrote about the most Instagrammed hotels in the world, but there are plenty of places right in these beautiful United States that fill up Instagram.

Looking at this is like taking a mini-trip around the country. The pictures show off our glorious state parks, aquariums and beaches, our love of amusement parks and sporting events, our University pride, and of course, our love of Disney.

Curious which places made the list for your hometown state?

Whether on a business trip or simply looking for some inspiration, here are the top 5 most Instagrammed places in each state for 2016


1. The University of Alabama

That feeling when you realize winter break is only two days away! 🙌🎉 #TodayAtUA #RollTide

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2. Auburn University
3. Gulf Shores, Al. Beaches
4. Jordan–Hare Stadium
5. Bryant–Denny Stadium


1. Denali National Park and Preserve

A bear seems to ponder changing seasons and scenery across the park recently. Photo courtesy Matt Cameron.

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2. Mendenhall Glacier
3. Port of Juneau
4. Alyeska Resort
5. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport


1. Grand Canyon

2. Hoover Dam
3. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
4. University of Phoenix Stadium
5. Horseshoe Bend


1. Disneyland

Happy #FireworksFriday! #Disneyland60 (Photo: @ddeyanira)

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2. Santa Monica Pier
3. Universal Studios Hollywood
4. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
5. Hollywood Walk of Fame


1. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Great day to be outside! #redrockspark #nature #photography

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2. Denver International Airport
3. Rocky Mountain National Park
4. Coors Field
5. Pepsi Center


1. Mohegan Sun


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2. Foxwoods Resort Casino
3. Yale University
4. XFINITY Theatre
5. UConn


1. University of Delaware
2. Rehoboth Beach – on the Beach

#wedding #rehobothbeach #fun ❤️

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3. On The Beach – Bethany Beach
4. Delaware State University
5. Cape Henlopen State Park


1. Disney’s Magic Kingdom
2. South Beach
3. Epcot
4. Universal Studios Florida
5. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Have you visited Hogsmeade? |#harrypotter #wizardingworldofharrypotter #universalstudios #hogwarts #hogsmeade #olivanders #wands #harrypotteruniversal |

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1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
2. Georgia Aquarium

3. Buckhead Atlanta
4. Philips Arena
5. Piedmont Park


1. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii

3. Lanikai Beach, Kailua
4. Honolulu International Airport
5. Aulani Disney Resort at Ko’Olina Hawaii


1. BYU-Idaho
2. Boise State University
3. Bear Lake

Beautiful Bear Lake. Asher. #bearlakeidaho #ashergirl #shersher #digitydogasher

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4. Lake Coeur d’Alene
5. Silverwood Theme Park


1. Wrigley Field
2. Millennium Park
3. Navy Pier

4. United Center
5. Soldier Field


1. Indiana University
2. Klipsch Music Center
3. Purdue University
4. Indianapolis Motor Speedway

@rowdybusch won the #LillyDiabetes yesterday, who is going to win the #Brickyard400 today?? We are just 1 hour from GREEN FLAG!!

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5. Bankers Life Fieldhouse


1. Iowa State University
2. Wells Fargo Arena
3. Kinnick Stadium


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4. University of Northern Iowa
5. University of Iowa


1. The University of Kansas
2. Kansas State University
3. Children’s Mercy Park

Sporting game today with the sis who's visiting from Texas! 💯😁 #fam #brotherandsister #childrensmercypark

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4. Allen Fieldhouse
5. Kansas Speedway


1. University of Kentucky
2. Churchill Downs
3. Western Kentucky University
4. KFC Yum! Center

Be sure to tune-in for a special Harlem Globetrotter themed episode of “The Goldbergs” on ABC tonight at 8|7c!

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5. Keeneland


1. Bourbon Street
2. New Orleans French Quarter
3. Café Du Monde

4. Mercedes-Benz Superdome
5. 7th Ward of New Orleans


1. Old Orchard Beach And Pier
2. Acadia National Park
3. Portland Head Light

4. Cadillac Mountain Summit
5. University of Maine


1. Oriole Park at Camden Yards
2. National Harbor
3. Ocean City Boardwalk

4. Seacrets Jamaica USA
5. University of Maryland, College Park


1. Fenway Park

October 17, 2004: Game 4.

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2. Gillette Stadium
3. Boston Logan International Airport
4. TD Garden
5. Harvard University


1. Michigan State University
2. Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)
3. University of Michigan
4. Comerica Park

Who's ready for these Summer nights again? #detroittigers #detroit #summer #comericapark 📸 cred @brittasnack

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5. The Palace of Auburn Hills


1. Mall of America

2. U.S. Bank Stadium
3. Xcel Energy Center
4. Target Field
5. Lake Minnetonka


1. Mississippi State University

There's no better place to be on a Saturday night in November. #HailState #WeRingTrue

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2. The University of Southern Mississippi
3. Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
4. Jackson State University
5. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino


1. Busch Stadium
2. St. Louis Gateway Arch, Missouri

3. Kansas City Royals Kauffman Stadium
4. Saint Louis Zoo
5. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


1. Yellowstone National Park
2. Glacier National Park

Do you want to build a snowman? ⛄️ Thanks to @chris_gwinn for sharing this shot from #avalanchelake! #GlacierNPS

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3. Flathead Lake
4. Big Sky, Montana
5. Montana State University


1. Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
2. CenturyLink Center Omaha
3. Memorial Stadium
4. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
5. Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

#valaspumpkinpatch #fallfun #fall #pumpkin #love

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1. Las Vegas Strip
2. Bellagio Las Vegas

Start your week with something beautiful!

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3. The Venetian Las Vegas
4. MGM Grand Las Vegas
5. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

New Hampshire

1. University of New Hampshire
2. Lake Winnipesaukee

Summer is just around the corner! Photo By: @asternaut

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3. Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
4. White Mountains New Hampshire
5. Plymouth State University

New Jersey

1. MetLife Stadium
2. Six Flags Great Adventure

3. Newark Liberty International Airport
4. BB&T Pavilion
5. Prudential Center

New Mexico

1. Meow Wolf
2. Balloon Fiesta Park

#cdmx @ #balloonfiestapark Albuquerque NM. Image by Lorena de la Fuente. #bigballoons

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3. White Sands Monument National Park NM
4. The University of New Mexico – UNM
5. New Mexico State University

New York

1. Central Park
2. Times Square

You never know what will catch your attention when you explore #TimesSquare #NYC.

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3. Brooklyn Bridge
4. The Garden
5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

North Carolina

1. Charlotte Douglas International Airport
2. Lake Norman
3. Carowinds


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4. Bank of America Stadium
5. PNC Music Pavilion

North Dakota

1. Fargo, North Dakota

2. University of North Dakota
3. North Dakota State University
4. Ralph Engelstad Arena
5. Grand Forks, North Dakota


1. Quicken Loans Arena
2. Cedar Point

The Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon is coming back to Cedar Point on Sunday, December 11! Find out more at

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3. The Ohio State University
4. Progressive Field
5. Kings Island


1. Chesapeake Energy Arena
2. Oklahoma State University

It's Game Day, Cowboys! Show some love for the home team.♡🍊

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3. The University of Oklahoma
4. BOK Center
5. Boone Pickens Stadium


1. Portland International Airport
2. Seaside Beach
3. Multnomah Falls

4. Crater Lake National Park
5. University of Oregon


1. Philadelphia Museum of Art

The #holidays are in full swing—celebrate them in artful style at the @philamuseum, now through Jan. 1.

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2. Lincoln Financial Field
3. PNC Park
4. Citizens Bank Park
5. Temple University

Rhode Island

1. Brown University
2. University of Rhode Island
3. Misquamicut State Beach

4. Block Island R.I.
5. Roger Williams Park Zoo

South Carolina

1. Hilton Head Island Beach

Would never want to leave.

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2. University of South Carolina
3. Broadway at the Beach
4. Charleston Historic District
5. Williams-Brice Stadium

South Dakota

1. Mount Rushmore National Memorial

2. Badlands National Park
3. South Dakota State University
4. The University of South Dakota
5. Denny Sanford PREMIER Center


1. Bridgestone Arena
2. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
3. Downtown On Broadway, Nashville
4. Grand Ole Opry

Remember that time #OpryMember @garthbrooks came by to say hi to everyone…! 👋🏼 #Opry

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5. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center


1. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
2. The San Antonio River Walk

3. AT&T Stadium
4. American Airlines Center
5. 6th Street, Austin, TX


1. Zion National Park
2. Arches National Park
3. Bryce Canyon National Park

4. Salt Lake City International Airport
5. BYU (Brigham Young University)


1. University of Vermont
2. Stratton Mountain Resort
3. Burlington Waterfront
4. Mount Snow

Mornings like this coming soon! (📷: @maynard802)

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5. Stowe Mountain Resort


1. Virginia Beach Oceanfront

2. James Madison University
3. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
4. Busch Gardens Williamsburg
5. Kings Dominion


1. Pike Place Market

What's your favorite thing to do/see/eat/buy in Pike Place Market? Tell us in the comments. (📷: @shirleycohenphoto)

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2. Space Needle
3. Safeco Field
4. CenturyLink Field
5. Chihuly Garden and Glass

Washington, D.C.

1. White House

2. Lincoln Memorial
3. Washington Monument National Monument
4. The Capitol, Washington D.C.
5. Nationals Park

West Virginia

1. Milan Puskar Stadium
2. Snowshoe Mountain
3. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

4. West Virginia University
5. The Greenbrier


1. Lambeau Field
2. University of Wisconsin-Madison
3. Miller Park Stadium
4. Devil’s Lake State Park

Sea of trees

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5. Milwaukee Art Museum


1. Yellowstone National Park

Winter is coming. Thanks to @andrewrslaton for sharing this beautiful shot with us! ☃️ #YellowstoneNPS

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2. Grand Teton National Park
3. The Rave / Eagles Club
4. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
5. Jackson Town Square

This was a fun list to peruse, and see which places made the top spots. I was surprised by some, and was in full understanding of others.

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