Our National Parks

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What to See and Do in Joshua Tree National Park

Just three hours east of Los Angeles lies the desert oasis of Joshua Tree National Park. A haven for hikers, campers and rock climbers it offers the …

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See 150 Years of Photography in America’s National Parks

The George Eastman Museum in Rochester is one of many places where you can celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. In <i>Photography</i> …


7 reasons to visit North Cascades National Park

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The roads that made Americans fall in love with their national parks

They may well be the most important development in the history of the National Park Service, which turns 100 this year. Consider that in the early 20th century, the parks were remote and hard to reach. The automobile changed that, so much so that the National Park road trip became an important part …

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Top 10 National Parks of the West

Deer are among the many animals you can spot in Washington's Olympic National Park.<p>Owls may also give you a long look in Olympic National …

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16 cool things you probably didn't know about Big Bend National Park

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Devils Postpile

Ever watchful elk in the Rocky Mountains.

Cascade ( Mt Rainier National park )

Potomac River At Great Falls

Grizzly in the Rain {In Explore 9/3/16}

I Got Your Back

An Evening at the Arch

Last Thursday morning, the country singer Emmylou Harris arrived at Arch Park, in Gardiner, Montana, for a sound check, wearing a light sweater and a scarf against the lingering Rocky Mountain chill, strands of snow-white hair falling down around her cat-eye glasses. That evening, Harris was to …

Theodore Roosevelt

27,000 people keep the national parks running. They get some gloriously weird assignments.

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary August 25, it’s clear its parks are more beloved than ever.<p>In 2015, 307 million visitors visited some 371 national parks — a new record. Eleven of those parks had more than 5 million visits each. (Great Smoky Mountains National Park and …

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Colorado National Parks Road Trip: Part 4 - Rocky Mountain

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Stunning Photos Of Our National Parks From The Man Who Wrote The Book On Them

Though it’s easy to forget in our current political climate, America is a pretty incredible place. We’re far from perfect and there’s a ton to satirically poke fun at, but the headlines don’t necessarily touch on the America I’m talking about. I’m talking about the physical, tangible, explore-able …

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Download 100,000 Photos of 20 Great U.S. National Parks, Courtesy of the U.S. National Park Service

The story of the U.S.’s national parks isn’t one story, but many. These have been told and retold since the founding of the National Park Service, a …

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Southern belles, friendly bear cubs and picnics in a more innocent time: Stunning archive photos document a century of US national parks as the service celebrates its 100th anniversary

• <b>Thursday marked 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service, which preserves the country's parks</b>• <b><br>Service has released a digital archive of more</b> …

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Colorado National Parks Road Trip: Part 3 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Ditch the car: how to visit America's national parks without the congestion

If you’ve ever visited an iconic national park like Yellowstone, Yosemite or Glacier, your first glimpses of arresting, postcard-perfect vistas were probably framed by a car window. That’s how I first glimpsed Yosemite’s Half Dome. After driving through the tunnels on Big Oak Flat Road, the road …

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10 National Parks You Didn't Know You Should Visit

You may not have heard about some of these national parks, but they are definitely worth the trip.<p>While the spotlight burns bright on America’s most famous national parks, many lesser known beauties are quietly doing what they do best: protecting some of the world’s most unspoiled scenery. For …


10 Bucket-List Adventures in the U.S. National Parks

Paddling past giant glaciers, sand boarding down towering dunes and driving a sled-dog team through Alaskan wilderness are only a sampling of the …

7 reasons to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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The Most Popular National Parks and When to Visit Them

It's entirely possible I coordinate my summers around when and which national parks I can visit. I'm pretty sure I owe this moderate obsession with …

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10 Overlooked National Park Service Attractions You Can Visit

In honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday on August 25, America’s national parks are getting a lot of attention—but there’s more to the …


Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park

The National Parks Service Celebrates 100 Years Of Being Ridiculously Good Looking

fullscreen<p>This week the National Parks Service celebrates 100 years—the U.S federal government agency was founded on August 25th, 1916 when President …

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Here's Why You Must Visit These 10 National Parks

On August 25, the National Park Service will celebrate a hundred years of managing and protecting the United States' National Park System, which also includes national monuments, recreation areas, and other protected landscapes. But parks are more than history. They are living places that have …

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