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A Winter Solstice Story

During the winter solstice, the sun peeks out for just two hours in the Yukon. Long nights and clear skies reveal a unique, polar skyscape.

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Welcoming Winter

Don't get the winter blues. Come out and play at a national park this season to enjoy the scenic views and plenty to do.

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'Tis the Season

Get in the spirit of the holidays with the many family-friendly events at national parks this winter.

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High Above the Clouds

Explore the rich history of aviation in your national parks and it's many important uses today.

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This Month's National Park Getaway

The nation was united coast to coast with the joining of the Transcontinental Railroad at Golden Spike National Historical Park in Utah.

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Watch the Video

We're working to rebuild our parks to ensure they remain as extraordinary as when we first fell in love with them.

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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.

Last updated: January 2, 2020