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Finding Wyoming at the top of the NMA's list of driver-friendly states isn't really a surprise: when we think of blue sky and open road, we often remember college road trips down the long, sun-dappled stretches of I-80. For pure peace and beauty, nothing compares to Devil's Tower National Monument. It's a stunning geological structure, and movie buffs will immediately recognize it from Spielberg's early classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Or, if you're up for a little spa-style pampering, head over to Jackson Hole, one of the premier resort towns in the western U.S. A few days at the Hotel Terra or the Four Seasons will be more than enough to recharge your batteries -- over the 4th of July weekend or anytime.