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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 Milky Way over Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado (managed by the U.S. Forest Service). NPS photo by Jacob W. Frank.

Destination Darkness

The Increasingly Rare Starscapes of the Colorado Plateau National Parks

The Colorado Plateau stretches for 130,000 square miles across the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. […]