Bryce Canyon National Park hoodoos

Hoodoos, Calderas, and Boxwork: 6 Strange Geological Formations Found in National Parks

We’ve heard of canyons and mountains, but what about hoodoos, speleothems, and upheaval domes? Strange and wondrous geological formations dot our landscape, just waiting to be explored.

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Independence National Park - Independence Hall

While You Were Hiking: Pope Francis speaks at Independence Hall, and other national park news

Learn how the National Park Service helped more than 40,000 people safely see the “People’s Pope” and how Steamtown National Historic Site lets fourth-graders put STEM lessons in action in this week’s national park news digest.

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Fire Island National Seashore

See The Urban And Natural Beauty Of East Coast National Parks

When you hear “East Coast,” do you think of a bustling urban corridor? In addition to big cities that characterize this region, the East Coast also includes peaceful oases of history and nature. Take a trip and find your park!

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While You Were Hiking: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With National Parks

Our national parks help to preserve different cultures and their history. Learn about some of the ways our park system is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Humana to Host Senior Skip Day; Offers Seniors 62+ Free Entrance to All National Parks on Oct. 8

Humana to celebrate National Park Service Centennial with special events for seniors at Great Smoky Mountains and Biscayne.

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View of Flight 93 National Memorial

We Remember 9/11

It is hard to believe that 14 years have gone by since the Sept. 11 attacks. Read on and see the different ways we honor the sacrifices made on that day.

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7 Instagrammable National Parks

All national parks are picture-worthy but some are just begging to be Instagrammed. Follow these 7 IGs of national parks across the nation and check out everything from island fortresses to throwback presidential photos.

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Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

While You Were Hiking: Zapping Mosquitoes and National Park News

Did you get bit by a mosquito while hiking? Learn about the secret mosquito repellants in sweetgrass and why some mosquitoes are worse than others. Plus, read about why Great Smoky rangers expect more visitors in the coming months.

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every kid in a park fourth graders

While You Were Hiking: Fourth Graders Get A Free Pass

Get answers to your FAQ’s about the Every Kid In A Park initiative and read up on the National Park Service Centennial Act. Last, if you’re one of the 23.5 million customers who have dined at the parks, you may want to read about the slew of restaurants operating across the park system.

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NPS 99th Birthday Cake

While You Were Hiking: NPS is 99 and Looking Fine

Happy birthday, NPS! Read about the different ways parks and partners celebrated the organization’s special day, from holding performances to dancing on cliff tops.

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