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Plan a Desert Getaway to Arches National Park

The cooler months are an ideal time to explore the wonders of the desert, when visitors can see the beauty […]

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 […]

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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 […]

The pure glacial waters of Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve ©NPS Photo

“What’s in the Water?” More Than You Might Expect

For many of us, national parks provide the clean water necessary for that unforgettable fishing trip or that swimming hole […]

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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 […]