The places in the US that are the farthest from fireworks

There are thousands of locations selling fireworks in the US. The weeks leading up to US Independence Day, on July 4, are peak sales season. In some areas, it’s the only period in the year when sales are legal. Sellers often set up temporary stands and tents across the US to meet demand.

There are so many places to buy fireworks in the US at peak season that a traveler driving from Bangor, Maine to Miami, Florida on I-95 will never be more than 35 miles (56 km) from a location selling fireworks, according to a Quartz analysis.

A traveler could drive the entire length of I-5, from Mexico to Canada, without ever being more than 35 miles from a fireworks seller.

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