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By the Numbers

National parks are not just places for enjoyment and learning; they also play a beneficial role in the economy.

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Starry, Starry Night

Natural lightscapes are important to many cultures and wildlife. Explore the night sky in national parks and learn how you can protect it.

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A Pirate's Life

National parks tell tales of pirates and privateers who played a part in shaping the seas and the nation.

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A World Heritage

More than 20 places in the nation, including national parks, are celebrated as World Heritage Sites for their natural or cultural value.

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Getaway to Virgin Islands National Park

The clear waters, coral reefs, white sandy beaches, lush green hills, and historic ruins are home to thriving island culture and wildlife.

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National Park News

Find the latest news and events, search for images and videos, and discover facts and figures about the national parks.

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Photos, Videos, Webcams & More

Explore the national parks through multimedia. Search for photos, videos, webcams, and audio files on any topic.