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U.S. National Parks

America’s Best Idea

“There is a love of wild nature in everybody.” (John Muir)

From Denali to the Everglades, America’s 59 National Parks preserve the nation’s most breathtaking areas: the mountains, valleys, and wide open spaces that best encapsulate the nation’s spirit of freedom. They’ve been called America’s best idea — and for good reason. These natural playgrounds have been set aside for us to explore, so why not take advantage of the adventures waiting in our own backyard?

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Fast Facts

  • First national park: Yellowstone
  • Newest national park: Pinnacles
  • Largest national park: Gates of the Arctic
  • Smallest national park: Hot Springs
  • State with the most national parks: California (nine)
  • Most-visited national park: Great Smoky Mountains
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