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On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldiers

Street view of downtown Skagway, Alaska

Klondike Gold Rush NHP

US Army regiments known as the "Buffalo Soldiers" helped maintain law and order in a few gold rush boomtowns of Alaska.

Ranger Shelton portraying a Buffalo soldier to a group

Yosemite National Park

Buffalo Soldiers served among the early rangers in national parks, performing many of the same duties of park rangers today.

Visitors walking outside of a historic home

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM

A West Point graduate, Charles Young became a leading figure in the military and first African American superintendent of a national park.

Listening to Parks

Car driving on mountain road

Rocky Mountain National Park

Enjoy scenic views of the great outdoors on the highest paved road in the U.S. without having to step out of a car.

man on a small boat cruising on a lake with trees in the background

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Whether you are fishing or enjoying the scenery, boating is a rewarding way to experience the river.

Rocky outcrop on top of a mountain ridge covered with colorful trees

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Passing through 14 states over a distance of more than 2,180 miles, the trail offers many opportunities to watch the season change.

National Park Getaways

Statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. at night

This Month's National Park Getaway

Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial honors the legacy of the prominent civil rights leader.

Statue of a raven

Edgar Allan Poe NHS

Just his name evokes a sense of foreboding or horror. Edgar Allan Poe NHS in Philadelphia explores the legacy of the prolific author.

Sunset over a rock bluff in the desert

El Malpais National Monument

More than 60,000 years of volcanic activity have shaped the beautiful, rugged landscape of El Malpais National Monument.

Several long buildings in a high desert near a bluff

Tule Lake National Monument

Tule Lake National Monument tells the stories of 30,000 Japanese Americans who were forced to relocate to the camp far from their homes.

Last updated: July 21, 2022