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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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Harry S Truman National Historic Site
Independence, MO
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nps.gov/hstr for full information.
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Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave, KY
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Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. The official name of the system is the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System for the ridge under which the cave has formed. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. The National Park Service offers several cave tours to visitors. Some notable features of the cave, such as Grand Avenue, Frozen Niagara, and Fat Man's Misery, can be seen on lighted tours ranging from one to six hours in length. Two tours, lit only by visitor-carried paraffin lamps, are popular alternatives to the electric-lit routes. Several "wild" tours venture away from the developed parts of the cave into muddy crawls and dusty tunnels. The lectures delivered by the National Park Service cave guides are varied by tour, so that in taking several tours the visitor learns about different facets of the cave's formation, or of the cave's human history and prehistory. We truly enjoyed the tour that we took. Seeing the area where mining was carried out was really interesting
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Crater Lake National Park-Mc Gregor Visitors Center
Trail, OR
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Getting to the Park For GPS: The Steel Visitor Center (open year round) is at 42° 53' 48.91"N 122° 08' 03.08"W
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Yellowstone National Park
Gardiner, MT
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For wildlife lovers: Make sure you visit Lamar Valley. Just east of Tower-Roosevelt, this area provides one of the most plentiful opportunities to catch a glimpse of Yellowstone's exotic wildlife such as elk, bison, osprey, bald eagles, antelope, moose, black bears and grizzlies, as well as bears and wolves. Early morning and late evening are the times of day where you're most likely to have the best luck
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Weir Farm National Historic Site
Wilton, CT
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Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only National Park Service Site dedicated to American Painting.
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New River Gorge National River Visitors Center
Lansing, WV
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One of the few Class 5 rivers for rafting
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Wright Brothers National Monument
Kill Devil Hills, NC
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Site of the world's first controlled powered flight on December 17, 1903. The Visitor Center features full-scale reproductions of the Wright 1903 Powered Flyer and interpretive presentations. A pavilion boasts an exhibit hall with special exhibits, including a replica of the 1902 Wright Glider and a multipurpose auditorium. The grounds include historical markers of each attempted powered flight, replica camp buildings and a 60-foot granite monument on top of Big Kill Devil Hill (a 90-foot dune) honoring the Wright brothers. Everyone who can should take your kids here. Tie it in with a beach vacation in NC.
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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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