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Courage, Valor & Heroism

Street view of downtown Skagway, Alaska

Klondike Gold Rush NHP

The Buffalo Soldiers played a vital role in the coming of law and order to 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 park rangers in national parks, performing many of the same duties of rangers today.

Living historians portraying Buffalo Soldiers on horses

Fort Larned National Historic Site

The 9th and 10th Cavalry of African-American professional soldiers protected forts in the Western Frontier.

A Symphony of Sounds

Wave crashing on rocky shoreline

Acadia National Park

The sounds of sea can be heard along rugged coastline and rocky beaches of Maine.


Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

The "humming" and chirps of hummingbirds are abundant in the park during the summer months.

Lightning in a dark sky

Badlands National Park

Gentle rustling of grass sometimes is over-shadowed by dramatic thunderstorms sweeping the prairie.

National Park Getaways

Home library containing thousands of books, a table, and chairs

This Month's National Park Getaway

Meet four generations of an influential political family that helped guide a young nation at Adams National Historical Park.

Ranger leading a lantern tour through a cave

Wind Cave National Park

Explore an exciting world above and below ground at a "two-in-one" park in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Inside a long building with a tipi at the end in front of a large window.

Washita Battlefield NHS

Once a somber place of remembrance, these fields in Oklahoma have become a place where communities can come together.

Star-filled sky above and below natural arch in valley.

Natural Bridges National Monument

When the sun goes down over the spectacular geological formations, darkness fills the canyon and the night sky comes to life.