See what makes the Great Plains great. Be inspired by the Gateway Arch. Embrace the rugged wild of the Badlands. Spanning 13 states, Midwest parks reverberate with the stories of America, teaching us about our journey as a nation. A region of Great Lakes, winding rivers, abundant wildlife, and of people who changed the world, parks in the Midwest inspire us with their history, beauty, and natural resources. Welcome to America's Heartland!

"Life is a great adventure…accept it in such a spirit."  -Theodore Roosevelt


Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will cross the continental United States.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Whether you want to explore local places or plan a vacation, you'll find a park to suit your interests!


Midwest Social Media!

Get Connected! Expansive and diverse, the Midwest hosts 61 national parks, preserves, monuments and historic sites.

Midwest National Parks

Parks of the Midwest

Over 60 parks site across 13 states are waiting to be explored.

Every Kid in A Park Program

Every Kid in a Park

You and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year.

Last updated: June 27, 2017