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Pierce Stocking Scenic Dr
Empire, MI
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Not really a National Park; but it is a National Lakeshore. This drive is amazingly gorgeous; especially in the fall.
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Apgar Visitor Center
West Glacier, MT
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This is the visitor center for Glacier National Park. The place to get all of the information, maps,and any thing yo want to know about Glacier
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Golden Spike National Historic Site
Corinne, UT
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Golden Spike National Historic Site is a U.S. National Historic Site located at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It commemorates the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad where the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met on May 10, 1869. The final joining of the rails spanning the continent was signified by the driving of the ceremonial Golden Spike. Fascinating museum and 2 operating steam locomotives on the property. If you have any interest in railroads; this is a must see site
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Lowell National Historical Park
Lowell, MA
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Americas Industrial Revolution is commemorated at this park, which includes the Suffolk Mill turbine and authentic "mill girl" boarding houses.The main sight is the Boot Cotton Mills Museum which encloses a weave room of 88 operating looms.Altogether, the informative exhibits document the northeast's transition from farm to factory.
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Arches National Park
Moab, UT
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A treat for the eyes> The arches are amazing
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Harpers Ferry National Park
Harpers Ferry, WV
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The park includes the historic town of Harpers Ferry, notable as a center of 19th century industry and as the scene of John Brown's abolitionist uprising. Consisting of almost 4,000 acres (16 km2), the land marks the site on which Thomas Jefferson once said, "The passage of the Potomac River through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature" after visiting the area in 1783 Without a doubt; this is one of the most interesting and.beautiful spots in the country. A civil war museum,John Browns fort, the Appalachin Trail,and the beautifully restored town are well worth visiting
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Joshua Tree National Park
Twentynine Palms, CA
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Joshua Tree National Park is immense, nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. It can seem unwelcoming, even brutal during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile. This is a land shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Rainfall is sparse and unpredictable. Streambeds are usually dry and waterholes are few. Viewed in summer, this land may appear defeated and dead, but within this parched environment are intricate living systems waiting for the opportune moment to reproduce. The individuals, both plant and animal, that inhabit the park are not individualists. They depend on their entire ecosystem for survival.One of the most beautiful spectacles in spring is the creamy-white blossoms of Joshua trees. These white candles can be seen from February to late March. Joshua trees do not branch until after they bloom, and they don’t bloom every year.
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Capitol Reef National Park
Torrey, UT
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This park has about 20% of the visitors to the "Bug" parks in Utah. The natural beauty is incredible. There are float rips available in the river which are worth taking. Called "Wayne Wonderland" in the 1920s by local boosters Ephraim P. Pectol and Joseph S. Hickman, Capitol Reef National Park protects colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths. About 75 miles of the long up-thrust called the Waterpocket Fold, a rugged spine extending from Thousand Lake Mountain to Lake Powell, is preserved within the park. "Capitol Reef" is the name of an especially rugged and spectacular segment of the Waterpocket Fold near the Fremont River. The area was named for a line of white domes and cliffs of Navajo Sandstone, each of which looks somewhat like the United States Capitol building, that run from the Fremont River to Pleasant Creek on the Waterpocket Fold. The local word reef referred to any rocky barrier to travel. Easy road access came with the construction in 1962 of State Route 24 through the Fremont River Canyon. There are significant Indian pintings etc in the park
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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Woodstock, VT
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Dedicated to conservation history. George Perkins Marsh wrote Men & Nature in 1864.Frederick Billings created a progressive dairy farm here.Contains one of te oldest professionally managed woodlands in the US.The mansion which you van tour includes 100's of artworks from influential 19th century landscape painters.
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Independence National Historical Park
Philadelphia, PA
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In Independence National Historical Park you can tour Independence Hall ;where on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by members of the Second Continental Congress, view the Liberty Bell, explore Franklin Court - the site of the home of Benjamin Franklin and visit the house where Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag.
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Cape Cod National Seashore
Easthampton, MA
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Best Beaches in New England
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Colorado National Monument
Fruita, CO
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Colorado National Monument is a mini Grand Canyon, filled with massive red rock formations and striped mesas. The 23-mile Rim Rock Drive is a must—you can bike or drive—with sharp switchbacks and scenic overlooks. $7 per vehicle
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Three Rivers, CA
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Sequoia: Mount Whitney At 14,494 feet, it’s the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. And it doesn’t take any mountain climbing expertise or technical climbing equipment (at least not from mid-July to early October) to tackle the 22-mile round-trip trail to the summit—just lots of stamina. Thousands of people do it each year. Information on the hike (and necessary permit) available from the U.S. Forest Service. With my handicap;I couldn't do this; but a friend has done it and raves about the trip
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Minute Man National Historical Park
Concord, MA
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Kids studying Revolutionary War history ? They will get a kick out of this place.
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Valley Forge National Historic Park
Valley Forge, PA
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Valley Forge served as the 1777-1778 winter encampment for General Washington's troops. Their are numerous buildings to see and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. Make sure you visit the visitor center and take in all the information they have available before you go through. We visit this spot a soften as we can , when visiting my Mom in Blue Bell.
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Fort Mc Henry National Monument
Baltimore, MD
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This is a very special spot to me . I have been through this beautifully restored fort many times in the last 60 years.All Baltimore school kids knew about the fort. Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812 when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in the Chesapeake Bay. It was during this bombardment of the fort that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner", the poem that would eventually be set to the tune of the "To Anacreon in Heaven", to become the national anthem of the United States.
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Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Morado Encanto, AZ
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Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV
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This park has ancient trees—like 4,000-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pines. And you can drive most of the way up 13,065-foot Wheeler Peak for extraterrestrial views of northeastern Nevada and Utah. Don't miss the Lexington Arch Trail 3.4 miles to an amazing six-story limestone arch.
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Canaveral National Seashore
Titusville, FL
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Incredible undeveloped beaches
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Morristown National Historical Park
Morristown, NJ
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Jockey Hollow is a unit of Morristown National Historical Park in New Jersey. It was twice used as a winter encampment by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. I can't imagine the suffering these heroes endured in the winter ! You also will want to visit the Wick house and the Ford Mansion-Washington's Headquarters which is in Morristown itself. I used to pass the Ford Mansion ever day on the way to work; and have visited all of these sites on many occasions
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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Bushkill, PA
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At the south end of the park, the river cuts eastward through the Appalachian Mountains at the scenic Delaware Water Gap. A one-day auto tour of the park can include waterfalls, rural scenery, and historic Millbrook Village. Visitors can also canoe, hike, camp, swim, picnic, bicycle, crosscountry ski, and horseback ride. Fishing and hunting are permitted in season with state licenses. The park hosts significant Native American archaeological sites, and a number of structures remain from early Dutch settlement during the colonial period. The area around the Water Gap is one of the gorgeous spots in America.
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Ollie's Skatepark
Florence, KY
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Ollie's Skatepark is one of the largest indoor skate park's in the USA! Just 20 mins South of Cincinnati, Ohio located in Florence, Kentucky! You need to check this place out! Been open for 15 years!! SkateOLLIES.com
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Mesa Verde National PArk
Cortez, CO
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This place is so historical; it is awesome. Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, Mesa Verde National Park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Saint Louis Park, MO
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This is the Gateway Arch! Also:St Louis old courthouse,Museum of westward expansion.Make sure you take the elevator to the top of the arch.
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Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, CA
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Yosemite Valley represents only one percent of the park area, but this is where most visitors arrive and stay. The Tunnel View is the first view of the Valley for many visitors and is extensively photographed. El Capitan, a prominent granite cliff that looms over Yosemite Valley, is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world because of its diverse range of climbing routes in addition to its year-round accessibility. Granite domes such as Sentinel Dome and Half Dome rise 3,000 and 4,800 feet (910 and 1,500 m), respectively, above the valley floor. The high country of Yosemite contains beautiful areas such as Tuolumne Meadows, Dana Meadows, the Clark Range, the Cathedral Range, and the Kuna Crest. The Sierra crest and the Pacific Crest Trail run through Yosemite, with peaks of red metamorphic rock, such as Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs, and granite peaks, such as Mount Conness. Mount Lyell is the highest point in the park, standing at 13,120 ft. The Lyell Glacier is the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park and is one of the few remaining in the Sierra Nevada today. The park has three groves of ancient Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) trees; the Mariposa Grove (200 trees), the Tuolumne Grove (25 trees), and the Merced Grove (20 trees). This species grows larger in volume than any other and is one of the tallest and longest-lived. We spent a full week here; and you must take the Tioga Road and spend time at Glacier Point. The waterfalls in the park are a must. Sunday brunch at the Awahanee Hotel is an incredible experience
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