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Celebrate the Special Wonders of a Dark Sky

10 Spectacular Parks for Stargazing

Celebrate the Special Wonders of a Dark Sky

As the days get shorter, stargazers have more opportunities to celebrate the night—and national parks offer some of the darkest […]

Trivia Challenge: Can You Name This Historic Site?

Q: In 1869, engineers connected two railway lines in northwestern Utah, completing the world’s first transcontinental railroad. What national park […]

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone by painter Thomas Moran, 1904.

Thomas “Yellowstone” Moran: Influencing Change with Art

Can one person’s artistic vision create change and protect something astounding? In the case of painter Thomas Moran, one man’s […]

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad operates through "The Valley That Changed The World." Photo © Heather Mull.

Exploring the Original Oil Country in Northwestern Pennsylvania

This story is part of our series on national heritage areas, the large lived-in landscapes managed through innovative partnerships to […]

Summer learning in national parks

14 Summer Learning Adventures in National Parks

School may be out for the summer, but there are plenty of ways to explore science, history, and the arts—with […]