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Yellowstone National Park

The oldest park in the U.S. National Park system, Yellowstone was established in 1872 and it covers almost 3,500 square miles (9,000 km²). But, those dry facts don’t begin to convey the magnificence of this heavily forested, geyser-strewn land in Wyoming. It’s no accident that nearly three million visitors enjoy the park every year. There …

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Crater Lake National Park

Lewis and Clark may have been the first non-aboriginal explorers to be awestruck by Crater Lake in Oregon. But they were far from the last. Offering biking, boating, horseback riding and just sheer breathtaking scenery to absorb, it is one of America’s most outstanding national parks. Every year half a million visitors experience something like …

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The Traveler’s Guide to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is California’s crown jewel. This natural wonder of towering granite megaliths, plummeting waterfalls and endless pine trees lures millions of visitors each year. What draws that many people to Yosemite? To name a few; hiking, biking, fishing, camping, river rafting, swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing, inner tubing, sightseeing, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, relaxing and …

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The Magnificence of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Visitors to Hawaii often have something other than visiting a park on their minds. Yet, this island state offers one of the most unusual national parks in the system: the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The park covers nearly 505 mi²/1350 km² and has several distinct ecosystems. Here, explorers can find the results of over 70 …

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The Grand Canyon, Natural Wonder of the World

First, some dry facts about the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. The canyon is over 275 miles long and a mile deep. In parts, it is 18 miles wide, four miles at the narrowest point. Elevations range from 2,400 feet above sea level to over 7,000 feet. The canyon extends from Lees Ferry at the …

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6 Best Scenic Spots of the Great Smoky Mountains

In the mountains of eastern Tennessee there lies a national park that encompasses over 500,000 acres of lush forest. Part of the Appalachian Highlands, it houses thousands of species of wildlife. It offers unparalleled views of American nature at its finest. Mount Le Conte The elevation of the park varies from just under 900 feet …

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U.S. National Parks, Stunning Beauty and Variety

It’s impossible to completely convey in a single article the stunning beauty and variety of the U.S. National Parks. They range over the moonscape-like areas of the Badlands in South Dakota and the Petrified National Forest in Arizona to the lush greenery of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee or Crater Lake, Oregon. In between …

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The Wonders of Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is over 1.4 million acres. But even that impressive size can’t begin to convey what is most significant about this park in Montana. For that, other facts are needed. Many of them. For example, there is the fact that there are over 50 glaciers here. And the fact that it houses more …

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8 Reasons To Visit The Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve is a little gem set in Southern California’s Mojave Desert.  Here are just eight amazing reasons to visit: 1. The Lava Tube This hidden gem under the desert floor is an amazing and magical experience. The Lava Tube which can only be accessed by a 5 mile dirt road, is a great …

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Get Outside This Summer With a Trip to a National Park

The National Parks offer some of the greatest opportunities in the United States to experience the extremes in raw terrain, flora, and fauna, that the country has to offer. There are 60 national parks spanning 28 states, from the volcanoes of Hawaii to the seaside mountains of Maine and the glaciers of Alaska. Take the …

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