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Under a Blanket of Stars

Camera on a tripod under the Milky Way

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Bring your camera and capture the stars over the Great Lakes where a stunning natural light show brightens the night sky.

Blurred night image of person looking through a telescope at the sky

Shenandoah National Park

Join night sky festivals and star parties, or just find a quiet place to stargaze in the Shenandoah Mountains.

Milky Way over flowers and hill

Glacier National Park

In partnership with is sister park Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada, Glacier strives keeps light pollution to a minimum.

Pioneers of Flight

Wright brothers storefront

Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP

From their shops and nearby fields in Ohio, the Wright brother's tinkered with ideas leading to the first successful airplane flight.

Break in a gate leading to a field

Fort Vancouver NHS

In 1937, a crowd gathered in the fields near the historic fort to witness the world's first transpolar flight complete its journey.

WWII-era planes inside a hangar

Tuskegee Airmen NHS

The first African American military pilots and support staff paved the way for desegregation of military aviation programs.

National Park Getaways

Granite monolith with DC skyline in the distance

This Month's National Park Getaway

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac is a "living" presidential memorial in the nation's capital.

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

Adams National Historical Park

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.