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A Peek into the Prehistoric Past

Two visitors on a boardwalk overhanging a fossil site
Waco Mammoth National Monument

Open a door into the Ice Age and learn about prehistoric life preserved in a paleontological site in Texas.

HIkers walking through white sand dunes
White Sands National Monument

Fossils track life millions of years ago in what is now the world's largest gypsum dune field with exciting new discoveries being found.

Mural of three mesohippus, or prehistoric horse-like mammals, in a field
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

The colorful rock formations preserve a record that gives a glimpse at more than 40 million years of prehistoric life.

Art in Parks

Amor Caritas in the Atrium of the New Gallery
Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park

Explore the home, studios, and over 100 pieces of artwork of one of America's greatest sculptors at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.

Interior of the Filene Center seating area
Wolf Trap NP for the Performing Arts

Contemporary artists from around the world showcase singing, dancing, and acrobatic talents on the stages of Wolf Trap.

Sculpture of a raven in front of a three-story brick building
Edgar Allan Poe NHS

Step into the Philadelphia home of one of the most influential American authors and poets of the 19th century.

Last updated: October 2, 2023