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Start With An Idea

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John Muir National Historic Site

Learn about Muir and how he inspired people to protect our country's wild places, fueling the formation of the National Park Service.

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Commemorates the first successful, heavier than air, powered controlled flight and the two brothers who made it happen.

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George Washington Carver NM

Discover the history of the “Plant Doctor” and how he became a renowned agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian.

Winging It

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Gateway National Recreation Area

Gateway has over 325 species of birds, most of them visiting as they migrate along the Atlantic Flyway.

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Padre Island National Seashore

The park is a great place for bird-lovers since it is located on the Central Flyway, a major bird migration route.

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Pinnacles National Park

Birds are the most visible animals' visitors are likely to encounter at the park, with over 160 species documented in the park since 1908.

National Park Getaways

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This Month's National Park Getaway

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

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El Malpais National Monument

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

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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.

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Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Find your adventure on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, a corridor of nature and history maintained by many partners.