National Parks add $36 Billion to US Economy, 300,000 Jobs

National Parks add $36 Billion to US Economy, 300,000 Jobs

NPS Photo | Neal Herbert The Department of the Interior announced today that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2017 resulted in a $35.8 billion boon to the nation’s economy, and supported 306,000 jobs. That’s up nearly a billion from 2016, according to the annual National Park Service...

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Say Hello to National Park #60

Say Hello to National Park #60

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which houses the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse where the Dred and Harriet Scott sued for their freedom, is now to be known as Gateway Arch National Park .

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RV Miles Launches National Parks Podcast

RV Miles Launches National Parks Podcast

A new narrative-style podcast is launching that will feature over 400 of America’s National Park Service units, telling the stories behind our nation’s treasures. The America’s National Parks Podcast is hosted by Jason Epperson and narrated by Abigail Trabue, the editors of RV Miles and hosts of the popular RV Miles Podcast. The podcast joins a...

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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Set to Re-Open June 15

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Set to Re-Open June 15

Yosemite National Park has announced that the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen to the public at 9:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2018. The area has been closed to the public since July 2015 for a major renovation, which is nearly finished.

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Cedar Point Offers New “Ultimate RV” Campsites

Cedar Point Offers New “Ultimate RV” Campsites

Ohio’s Cedar Point — consistently rated one of America’s top amusement parks for its extensive collection of rollercoasters — has announced 25 new “Ultimate RV Sites.”

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Budget Slashes National Park Jobs, Repairs Infrastructure via New Energy Leases

Budget Slashes National Park Jobs, Repairs Infrastructure via New Energy Leases

The fiscal 2019 budget for the United States government put forth by the White House would slash 2000 National Park Service jobs, even as the parks are “being loved to death,” according to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

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2018 Travel Trends: Outdoor, Cultural and Culinary Experiences See Sharp Increase

2018 Travel Trends: Outdoor, Cultural and Culinary Experiences See Sharp Increase

Travelers are increasingly favoring food tours, cooking classes, and historical and heritage experiences, as well as aquatic activities — such as snorkeling, sailing trips, and kayaking and canoeing — according to TripAdvisor.

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Hiker Dies after Fall in Zion National Park

Hiker Dies after Fall in Zion National Park

Angels Landing warning sign at Zion National Park | Alex Proimos The body of a female visitor was discovered in Refrigerator Canyon along the West Rim Trail around just before 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2018. Park Law Enforcement was dispatched to secure the scene, and a search and rescue...

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Neon Museum in Las Vegas Launches Immersive Projection Experience, Bringing Unrestored Signs to Life

Neon Museum in Las Vegas Launches Immersive Projection Experience, Bringing Unrestored Signs to Life

“This is truly a first. Nowhere on the planet has anyone attempted to create what we are about to launch at the Museum.”

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Yellowstone Now Offering Pre-Purchase Digital Entrance Passes

Yellowstone Now Offering Pre-Purchase Digital Entrance Passes

No more waiting in line at the entrance gate, visitors to Yellowstone National Park now have the option to purchase digital annual and seven-day entrance passes online. 

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