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The Best National Parks Units That Aren’t National Parks!

Many people dream about going on a road trip to all the best national parks. Just the words national park inspire visions of looming mountain ranges, stunning waterfalls, and unparalleled scenery. Across the United States, there are currently 63 places designated as national parks. Each is part of a system once called America’s best idea … Read more

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4 Stunning National Parks in Colorado Will Blow Your Mind!

Thinking about Colorado for vacation? If you love national parks, this is definitely a top state to visit. With a total of 12 NPS units, Colorado has plenty of adventures to discover. Most of the attention is rightfully focused on the state’s flagship, Rocky Mountain National Park, with its dramatic alpine views, pristine lakes, and … Read more

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota

Like an outpost in the northern Great Plains, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota is located hundreds of miles from the closest national parks like Badlands, Yellowstone, and Glacier. But Theodore Roosevelt is not the only NPS unit in North Dakota, with a pair of national trails and two national historic sites within striking … Read more

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Best Camping & Hiking in Smoky Mountains National Park

Stradling the Tennessee-North Carolina state line, Great Smoky Mountains National Park protects some of the most pristine forests, tallest waterfalls, and highest peaks in the Appalachians. Here you’ll find hundreds of miles of amazing hiking trails winding through scenic meadows and over granite balds, a regional term for treeless summits. About 72 miles of the … Read more

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Best Place to See Bison in Yellowstone & Other Wildlife

If you love viewing wildlife and visiting national parks, then there’s no better experience than spotting bison in Yellowstone! Of course, the park is not only known for its impressive roaming bison herds but many other animals as well. Grizzly bears and black bears bound through meadows. Moose, elk, and pronghorn graze on tall grasses. … Read more

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Top Things to Do at Yellowstone National Park

Geysers and grizzly bears. Rivers and bison. Lakes and mountains. Yellowstone National Park has a bit of everything. Established in 1872, it’s not only the oldest national park in the U.S. but also the first national park in the world. At 3,468 square miles, it’s one of the ten biggest U.S. national parks and the … Read more

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Best Winter National Parks & Ideas for Vacation!

Most people don’t think about winter as a great season for visiting national parks. Many outdoor enthusiasts, understandably, are focused on a national parks road trip during summer. Occasionally, they might venture out during late spring or early fall, but once the holiday season arrives, they look elsewhere for their adventures. However, many national parks … Read more