National Parks in the Midwest

Welcome to your Midwest national parks! The Midwest is home to many types of parklands. The National Park Service manages national parks, preserves, monuments, historic parks, heritage areas, trails, rivers, and more. Learn more about National Park Service designations and how they differ.

Map and listing of National Heritage Areas


Arkansas Post National Monument

Buffalo National River

Fort Smith National Historic Site

Hot Springs National Park

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Pea Ridge National Military Park

President William J. Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site


Lincoln Home National Historic Site

New Philadelphia National Historic Site

Pullman National Historical Park


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial


Effigy Mounds National Monument

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site


Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Nicodemus National Historic Site

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve


Isle Royale National Park

Keweenaw National Historical Park

North Country National Scenic Trail (Headquarters)

River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


Grand Portage National Monument

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

Pipestone National Monument

Voyageurs National Park


Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Homestead National Historical Park

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (Headquarters)

Missouri National Recreational River (NE, SD)

Niobrara National Scenic River

Scotts Bluff National Monument

North Dakota

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt National Park


Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

First Ladies National Historic Site

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial

William Howard Taft National Historic Site

South Dakota

Badlands National Park

Jewel Cave National Monument

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Wind Cave National Park


Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Ice Age National Scenic Trail (Headquarters)

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Last updated: December 30, 2022