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The Quietest Places in America, Mapped

New data from National Park Service scientists shows that "most people live in environments where night skies and soundscapes are profoundly degraded."
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National Park Service Division of Natural Sounds and Night Skies

If you're craving some quiet, get the heck outta Dodge—Dodge City, Kansas, that is. Or basically any city in the U.S.

A new "loudness" map from the National Park Service's Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division shows that most metro areas in the country are pretty loud. (You can see them below in the yellow and white.) Isolationists and the sound-sensitive might instead head to Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park or Colorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park.