Parks established with the specific purpose of preserving the American mining heritage:
- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park,
- Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, and
- Keewanaw National Historical Park.
The first two of these parks commemorate the Alaskan gold rush of 1898, and the latter, established in 1992, celebrates the internationally significant copper mines in the upper Michigan peninsula.
Other parks that have mining history as a major theme include:
- Death Valley National Park,
- Big Bend National Park,
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, and
- Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.