Line-Up Announced for 2017 Independence Day Celebration

Line-Up Announced for 2017 Independence Day Celebration

Pictured: Fireworks erupt over the National Mall, July 4, 2012 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). The National Park Service has announced the line-up for the 2017 Independence Day celebration on the National Mall. Events this year include the Smithsonian Folklife Festival; a concert with the United States Navy...

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The East Coast Total Eclipse Capital is Columbia, SC This August

The East Coast Total Eclipse Capital is Columbia, SC This August

S.C. Philharmonic “Star Wars Musiclipse” concert and laser light art installation over Congaree River are highlights.

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NPS Grants $1.6M to Preserve WWII Japanese American Confinement Sites

NPS Grants $1.6M to Preserve WWII Japanese American Confinement Sites

Today, the National Park Service announced $1.6 million in grants to fund preservation, restoration and education projects at several Japanese American confinement sites. The 14 grantees in four states and the District of Columbia will tell the story of the more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S....

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Pledge to Join the Great American Campout for a Chance to Win an RV or Week-Long Trip

Pledge to Join the Great American Campout for a Chance to Win an RV or Week-Long Trip

Everyone who pledges to get outside and camp this summer will be entered to win a Bullet Colt RV or a week-long stay at a Jellystone Resort (plus a $500 gift card for travel expenses and a $250 Jellystone Park gift card).

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Olympic National Park Seeks Volunteers to Survey Marmots

Olympic National Park Seeks Volunteers to Survey Marmots

Olympic National Park is now accepting volunteer applications for the Olympic Marmot Monitoring Program 2017 survey season. Launched in 2010, the Olympic Marmot Monitoring Program employs teams of volunteers to visit designated survey areas within the park and gather timely and vital information about the Olympic marmot’s population presence and...

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World’s First “Ultra-Accessible” Waterpark Opens in San Antonio

World’s First “Ultra-Accessible” Waterpark Opens in San Antonio

A revolutionary waterproof wheelchair propelled entirely by compressed air will enable special-needs individuals to fully experience the park.

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National Parks Prepare for Busy Memorial Day Weekend

National Parks Prepare for Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Visitors should expect heavy traffic, crowded trails, and limited parking.

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Joshua Tree National Park Has Never Been So Popular

Joshua Tree National Park Has Never Been So Popular

Joshua Tree National Park set a record for annual visitation in 2016 of over 2.5M. If the number of visitors for the first quarter of this year is any indication, Joshua Tree will be posting another record year. Visitation for the month of March 2016 was 327,072. Visitor numbers for...

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