family activities

Parks after Dark: 9 Ideas for Nighttime Fun

Summer nights may be short, but national parks often host extra activities to educate and entertain visitors during this popular […]

Meet the Three People Least Impressed with the Grand Canyon

... and How They Made Me Love the Park Even More

The Grand Canyon is a jaw-dropping place. Unless you’re a six-year-old. At that age, you’re interested in bugs and boogers, […]

A Lego bear catches Lego fish in front of a Lego ranger and visitor in this Katmai play set.

Love National Parks? Support This Lego Project So You Can Build One Yourself

How cool would it be, after coming home from a great national park vacation, to sit down and build your […]

Volunteers at Greenbelt Park in Maryland help improve a trail for National Public Lands Day.

National Public Lands Day—Saturday and Every Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is around the corner: Saturday, September 27, 2014. Have you found an NPLD event near […]

A boy measures the trunk of a petrified tree.

Best Bet for Families Traveling the American West: Petrified Forest

Traveling with kids to the Grand Canyon and other classic stops in the American West can be an exercise in […]