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12 of America’s Best National Park Beaches

Still recovering from the long, cold winter … or just need some sun and surf in your travel plans this […]

Waterfalls, Sesquicentinis, and Buffalo Soldiers

4+ Ways to Celebrate Yosemite’s Landmark 150th Birthday

One June 30, 1864, Congress passed and President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act into law—a groundbreaking piece of […]

The Kemps-ridley sea turtle, recently reintroduced to Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, is the most endangered sea turtle in the world. National Park Service photo.

Meet 9 Endangered National Park Animals

The news is grim for many threatened plants and animals struggling to adapt to habitat loss, changing climate patterns, development, […]

Lucas, Isabelle, and Craig Obey hug the largest spruce tree in the country.

5 Lessons, Countless Memories

My Family's 6-Week National Park Adventure

Two years ago, my family embarked on a marvelous six-week national park adventure to discover activities and locations that were […]

The Washington Monument. Photo © Scott Kirkwood.

FAQ: Celebrating the Monument of Monuments

As the tallest structure in the nation’s capital and one of the most iconic, the historic obelisk honoring America’s first […]