There are many ways to find your park, and many places you can find it. Want to know where to start your journey?
From walls of fresh snow to the walls of a thousand year-old pueblo, these hand-picked park experiences can take you places you would have never dreamed.
General Grant National Memorial
Join the Student Conservation Association and American Express for National Trails Day to help preserve General Grant National Memorial and adjacent Riverside Park in New York City.
Discover living organisms, learn about biodiversity, and become a national park citizen scientist during The National Parks BioBlitz from May 16-22 and throughout 2016.
North Country National Scenic Trail (WI)
To commemorate the NPS Centennial, the North Country Trail Association is promoting a Hike 100 Challenge. Hike 100 miles for 100 years of the National Parks anywhere on the North Country Trail during 2016 and win fun prizes!
National Mall and Memorial Parks
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the US Botanic Garden's is showcasing some of the diverse plant species and communities found throughout the more than 400 national parks. From Feb. 18-Oct. 2, see the beauty of American flora of national parks in this exhibit.
Virtual Yosemite National Park
Do you ever find yourself miles and miles away, but craving a view of your favorite Yosemite landscape? If so, the partnership between Google Maps and Yosemite National Park has a treat for you! Check out some of your favorite trails and views with new Street View imagery: http://www.google.com/maps/streetview/#us-parks-trails-and-beaches.
Glacier National Park
It is early season. The road has yet to fully open. It is just you out there. You push hard. Your legs burn. The Garden Wall looms above you. One more bend. One more turn. Your almost there. Welcome to bicycling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road pre-opening. It’s an exciting and challenging way to visit Glacier National Park before the crowds.
Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument preserves a pueblo - an archaeological site of the Sinagua Culture. It is also serves as an important area for year-round and migratory birds. Come check out the trails: from the soaring views of the Tower Room, to the meandering marsh trail, you'll find a wide range of birds call Tuzigoot home.
Joshua Tree National Park
Can’t see the Milky Way from where you live? You’re not alone. As cities and urban areas expand, it has become harder and harder to experience the night sky in its natural and unpolluted state. Joshua Tree National Park offers outstanding stargazing opportunities within a few hours' drive of several of America’s largest cities.
Dinosaur National Monument
When was the last time you heard the words grandmother, cattle rustler, rodeo queen, and bootlegger used to describe one person? Visit the home of this colorful character in Dinosaur's history.
Virtual Yellowstone National Park
Join a Yellowstone National Park tradition and watch Old Faithful erupt in person or live on Yellowstone’s Old Faithful webcams.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Stand where the world changed forever—where the Wright brothers achieved their dreams of flying—and the secrets of flight were at last unlocked.
Virtual Independence National Historical Park
Although the Liberty Bell no longer rings, scientists have been able to recreate its sound through computer modeling.
Virtual Channel Islands National Park
Take a virtual hike through the kelp forest to get a rare glimpse into this seldom seen world without even getting wet.
Virtual Any Park
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The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Search for centennial events and celebrations.
05/24/2016 | 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Commemoration of the events of this date in 1861 that led the United States towards emancipation and the abolition of slavery. Including a candlelight vigil for the first three men and the thousands of freedom seekers that followed them.More Details
Hawaii (Hawai'i) Volcanoes
Honu‘ea: Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtles of Hawai‘iMore Details
War In The Pacific
National Historical Park
05/24/2016See all dates05/25/201605/26/201605/27/201605/28/201605/29/201605/30/201605/31/201606/01/201606/02/201606/03/201606/04/2016 |
In 2016, Guam will host the Festival of the Pacific Arts (FestPac). The national park will connect with thousands of visiting delegates from across the Pacific, helping them explore and commemorate our shared history of the Pacific war.More Details
Everyone finds their park in a different place and in a different way. These stories just might inspire you to find yours.Share Your Story
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016! The Centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs. Join the celebration to explore, learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in over 400 national parks.Plan Your Visit
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