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Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Art/Music</b><p>Skip the $25 ticket price when the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> opens its doors, …

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Visit Some of the Most Dramatic Canyons in the U.S.

<b>Location: Colorado<br>Established: October 21, 1999<br>Size: 30,750 acres</b><p>Sheer walls of dark gray stone rise more than 2,700 feet above the swift and turbulent Gunnison River to create one of the most dramatic canyons in the country. Deeper than it is wide in some places, this great slit in the Earth is so …

Dive in to the World's Third Longest Coral Reef

Biscayne Bay's aquamarine waters and lush sea-grass beds are teeming with life.<p><b>Location: Florida<br>Established: June 28, 1980<br>Size: 172,924 acres</b><p>Biscayne National Park basically begins where Miami ends—in the shallow, aquamarine waters and lush sea-grass beds of Biscayne Bay. Protected within the …

Big Bend Hosts the Most Bird Species of Any National Park

This remote Texas park is home to a remarkable diversity of life.<p><b>Location: Texas<br>Established: June 12, 1944<br>Size: 801,163 acres</b><p>Chihuahuan Desert vegetation—bunchgrasses, creosote bushes, cactuses, lechuguillas, yuccas, sotols, and more—covers most of the terrain. But the Rio Grande and its lush …

These Colorful, Dramatic Cliffs Are a Half Million Years Old

<b>Location: South Dakota<br>Established: November 10, 1978<br>Size: 244,300 acres</b><p>They call it The Wall. It extends for a hundred miles through the dry plains of South Dakota—a huge natural barrier ridging the landscape, sculptured into fantastic pinnacles and tortuous gullies by the forces of water. Those …

These Spectacular Rock Sculptures Reveal Millennia of History

Arches National Park hosts the greatest concentration of the natural formations in the country.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> November 12, 1971<b><br>Size:</b> 76,359 acres<p>This park contains more than 2,000 natural arches—the greatest concentration in the country. But numbers have no significance beside the …

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Visit This Unique, Tropical National Park

The oft-overlooked American territory of Samoa is home to a national park spanning rain forest, beach, and coral reef.<p><b>Location:</b> American Samoa<b><br>Established:</b> October 31, 1988<b><br>Size:</b> 13,500 acres (9,500 land, 4,000 marine)<p>For some 3,000 years, the people of Polynesia's oldest culture have been keenly …

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This Small Seaside National Park Is One of the Most Visited

<b>Location: Maine<br>Established: February 26, 1919<br>Size: 49,600 acres</b><p>Sea and mountain meet at Acadia, where, as one presumably ambidextrous visitor wrote, "you can fish with one hand and sample blueberries from a wind-stunted bush with the other." Most of the park is on Mount Desert Island, a patchwork …

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The Pursuit of Happiness: Sequoia Style

<b>“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut</b><p>I arrived in Sequoia National Park on a personal quest.<p>I had heard about a grove of trees within the Giant Forest that had been dedicated to National Geographic a long way back. As the …

Family-Friendly Fun in San Francisco

Catch the scenic ferry ride from Pier 33 to <b>Alcatraz Island</b>, or “the Rock.” The fearsome federal penitentiary on the island housed America’s most notorious criminals from 1934 to 1963, including Al Capone and “Machine Gun” Kelly.<p>The two-and-a-half-hour tour includes the five-by-nine-foot cells in …

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