Celebrate Our National Parks

Kids, pack your bags, grab your hiking shoes and tell the family it’s time for a real vacation! Where are some of the best places to vacation? Our National Parks! There is no better year to visit these treasures than this year as the National Parks’ celebrate their centennial. Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

Glaciers, mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls are just a few of the many treasures that await you and your family. Adventure is at your doorstep, from the tropical wilderness of the Everglades to the majestic redwoods of Yosemite. Discover how these parks began with two important men President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir in The Camping Trip That Changed America.

Did you hear about the ten wolves set free in Yellowstone National Park when wolves were near extinction? The Wolves Are Back tells this important story in the history of the National Parks.

Pick up National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A to learn some fun facts and cool things to do while visiting 24 of the National Parks.

If geology is what rocks your world, check out Grand Canyon and take in the spectacular views in this National Park from the comfort of your home.

Exactly how many people visited the parks last year? The answer to this question and many others can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page of the National Park Service website.

For even more recommendations, check out Exploring National Parks with Kids!