National Parks Guide

Source: National Geographic, 2009

The U.S. National Park Service preserves 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visits every year. There are 58 national parks in the system, as varied as the country that houses them. Yellowstone thrills visitors with its explosive grandeur, Acadia charms with its carriage roads. The giant wonders of Sequoia, the Everglades’ “river of grass,” the natural skyscrapers of Arches, the frozen beauty of Wrangell-St. Elias–to experience them all would take a lifetime.
See also:
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea
Source: PBS, September 2009

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