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Fall is America’s favorite season, and not just for the pumpkin spice–flavored everything. What we really go crazy for is the sun-catching yellow of the aspen, the deep reds of the maple, and the vibrant orange of the beech. Why settle for the leaves just outside your door? If you’re looking to up the wow factor on your leaf spotting this year, check out these cool ways to take in the scenery from coast to coast.

3. Get 360-Degree Views From Atop A Native American Mound

Macon, Georgia

Absorb the history of Ocmulgee Mounds, built in A.D. 900 by a group known as the Mississippians. The mounds rise up from a grassy field and are surrounded by soaring trees bathed in color. Get out your walking shoes and hike to the Great Temple Mound Complex, where the chief and second chief made their homes. Here, you will see an unchanged, natural vista. Or make use of the impressive visitor center, which chronicles the history of the tribes that inhabited the surrounding land. They will provide you with a map and driving directions to each of the mounds.

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