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Past Features
Photo of Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees by John H. Pilarski, first place winner of the 2010 National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest   Rare Earth
America's National Natural Landmarks
 
Historical photo of Theo Wangemann working on a phonograph recording   Pioneers of sound
Early recordings at Thomas Edison
 
Photo of tribal dancers and drummers   Celebrate native cultures
National American Indian Heritage Month
 
Photo of George Washington statue in front of Federal Hall   National Park Getaways
This month: Federal Hall
 
Photo of Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park   Spice of the Earth
Salt flats at Death Valley
 
Photo of ranger leading tour at the the newly designated American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial   Visit on Veterans Day
National parks waive entrance fees November 11
 
Photo of Canadian National 3254, built in 1917, under a historic signal bridge.   Get on board
Fall foliage tours at Steamtown
 
Photo of bats at Mammoth Cave   National Bat Week
October 26 – November 1
 
Photo of petroglyph and surrounding area   National Park Getaways
This month: Alibates Flint Quarries
 
Historic photo of three young men cutting a boulder in half   For a dollar a day
Civilian Conservation Corps at Bandelier
 
Photo of two firefighters putting out a houseboat (structure) fire   Safety first
Prevention efforts protect structures in parks
 
Photo of woman watching Civil War reenactors line up   Civil War 150th anniversary
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove
 
Part of the National Fossil Day logo   Discover the ancient
National Fossil Day is October 15
 
Photo of the night sky at Zion National Park   Look to the night
Dark skies at Zion
 
Photo of ranger talking with visitors   National Park Getaways
This month: Keweenaw
 
Photo of ranger planting a young fir tree   Watershed restoration
Olympic National Park
 
Photo of Ballet Folklorico dancers at the 2013 San Jose Fandango, NPS photo by Nathan Sargent   Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15–October 15
 
Photo of two young women at the Wall of Names, NPS photo by VIP Mary Anne McMullen   We remember
Flight 93 National Memorial
 
Photo of sand hill cranes flying over Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve   National Public Lands Day
National parks waive entrance fees September 27
 
Photo of a person walking a mule with the LaSalle Canal Boat in the background   Celebrating 30 years
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
 
Photo of young woman sailing at Gateway National Recreation Area. Photo by Francesca Simondi   To your health!
Fun and fitness at Gateway
 
Photo of field of flowers with Capulin Volcano in background   National Park Getaways
This month: Capulin Volcano
 
Photo of a Northern saw whet owl, courtesy of Larry and Charlotte Hartman   The night watch
Owls abound in Redwood
 
Photo of visitors in rocking chairs on the Lake Lodge porch at Yellowstone National Park   Kick back
National parks waive entrance fees August 25
 
Photo of kayakers on the Black Canyon Water Trail   Oasis in the desert
Black Canyon Water Trail
 
Photo of the sculpture garden at Wright Brothers National Memorial   Worthy of the journey
Discover the nation’s heritage
 
Photo of the National Colonial Farm   National Park Getaways
This month: Piscataway Park
 
YOSE_Share-the-Experience2013_Gabriela-Cardenas_150x72   Capture the moment
Share the Experience Photo Contest
 
Photo of bison at Theodore Roosevelt National Park   American icon
Bison on the Great Plains
 
Photo of cannon and wall   Civil War 150th anniversary
Civil War Defenses of Washington