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.
Virtual Various Parks
Americans spend nearly 93% of their life indoors however, new 360-degree virtual reality video of Yosemite and Joshua Tree National Parks could motivate you to spend more time in nature. Humana is bringing the national parks to you and your smartphone. Take part in this incredible experience and #FindYourPark.
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.
12/05/2016See all dates12/06/201612/07/201612/08/201612/09/201612/10/201612/11/201612/12/201612/13/201612/14/201612/15/201612/16/201612/17/201612/18/201612/19/201612/20/201612/21/201612/22/201612/23/201612/24/201612/25/201612/26/201612/27/201612/28/201612/29/201612/30/201612/31/2016 | 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
For the month of December, Cape Cod National Seashore will exhibit photographs from artist Jennifer Moller as part of its Perspectives: Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore Through Art series.More Details
National Historical Park
12/06/2016 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
In partnership with the Lowell National Historical Park, Angkor Dance Troupe will offer a workshop on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. to give you a peek into the life of a dancer.More Details
12/08/2016 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center for a free lecture by Susan Morris: Finding the Lone Woman's People: The Nicolenos in Los Angeles.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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