The southern United States offer a chance to slow down in the wilds of the region. Whether its swamps and marshes, or a historical town, or an extensive cave system, there’s plenty to explore in the American South. With swamps stretching along both the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastlines, numerous parks and preserves ensure their continued longevity. These include Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve near New Orleans, Louisiana, to Congaree National Park far away in South Carolina. Boasting a completely different experience, Mammoth Cave National Park protects the largest known cave system in the world.