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National Parks, Monuments & Historic Sites

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National Parks, Monuments, & Historic Sites:

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, TX

Antietam Battlefield, MD

Badlands National Park, SD

Bent's Fort National Historic Site, CO

Big Bend National Park, TX

Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO

Bryce Canyon, UT

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC

Castle Clinton, NY

Chaco Culture National Park, NM

 

See AmericaSince 1916, the U.S. National Park Service has been entrusted with the care America's National Parks, as well as our historic and natural landmarks, and national heritage areas.

 

Many of our natural parks contain historic places that represent important aspects of that history. Collectively, these places present an American history textbook, a that educates visitors about the people, events, buildings, objects, landscapes, and artifacts of American History.

 

Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Park, GA/TN

City of Rocks National Reserve, ID

Crater Lake National Park, OR

Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, KY-TN-VA

Death Valley, CA

20 Mule Team Wagon, Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley, California

Dinosaur National Monument, CO and UT

Fort Bowie National Historic Site, AZ

Fort Davis National Historic Site, TX

Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY

Fort Larned National Historic Site, KS

Fort Necessity National Battlefield, PA

Fort Point National Historic Site, CA

Fort Scott National Historic Site, KS

Fort Smith National Historic Site, AR

Fort Union Trading Post, ND

Grand Portage National Monument, MN

Great Smoky Mountain National Park, NC & TN

Grand Canyon, AZ

Grand Teton National Park, WY

John Moulton Barn, Grand Tetons, WyomingHovenweep National Monument, CO

Jamestown National Historic Site, VA

Keweenaw National Historic Park, MI

Liberty Island National Monument, NY

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT

Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Pecos National Historic Park, NM

Presidio of San Francisco, CA

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, TX

Sand Creek Massacre Site, CO

Shiloh National Military Park, TN

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, MT

Voyageurs National Park, MN

Washita Battlefield, OK

Whitman Massacre National Historic Site, WA

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Fort Yellowstone - Preserving the First National Park

Yosemite National Park

Zion National Park, UT

 

 

 

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With the help of volunteers and park partners, the National Park Service safeguards thousands sites that have been set aside as symbols and evidence of our history and prehistory.

  • 2,461 national historic landmarks
  • 582 national natural landmarks
  • 400 endangered species
  • 397 national parks
  • 40 national heritage areas

 

 

 

 

Smoky Mountain National Park

View of North Carolina and Tennessee from Newfound Gap, Kathy Weiser-Alexander, September, 2012.

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National Park DVDsDiscoveries America National Parks - A collection of video essays about the National Park Service and the magnificent resources they have been mandated to protect. This series is more than just abut the several dozen officially designated "National Parks", but also includes the estimated 401 official units of the National Park System including National Monuments, Preserves, Historical Parks, Historic Sites, Battlefield Parks, Military Parks, Battlefields, Battlefield Sites, Memorials, Recreation Areas, Seashores, Lakeshores, Rivers, Reserves, Parkways, Historic & Scenic Trails, Cemeteries & Heritage Areas.

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