Arts, Culture and Education Featured Places

The National Park Service cares for America's more than 400 national parks…and works in almost every one of her 3,141 counties. We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun. Find a few selected important places outside the parks here and explore the links for more. Then explore what you can do to share your own stories and the places that matter to you.

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor (the "Corridor") was designated as such in 2006 as part of the National Heritage Area Program.It extends from Wilmington, NC south to Jacksonville, FL.The Corridor's purpose is to preserve and interpret the unique cultural that was brought to the coastal southeastern US by enslaved peoples from western Africa, and how that culture and those traditions are still thriving in their descendents today.

Coso Rock Art District This National Historic Landmark deep in the U.S. Navy's testing station at China Lake, contains one of America's most impressive petroglyphic and archeological complexes. The 20,000 images already documented surpass in number most other collections, and the archeological resources are remarkably undisturbed. Coso rock art has become famous for its stylized representational symbolic system, a system that has intrigued—and baffled—archeologists and lay observers for decades.

Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco painted the Epic of American Civilization Murals in the Baker Library at Dartmouth College, finishing them in 1934. Orozco was a key figure in bringing Mexican culture and art to the forefront of North American artistic consciousness.

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. This NPS-affiliated area in Seattle, Washington is the only community-based museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the history of pan-Asian Pacific Americans. The museum is in a historic building constructed in 1910 by Chinese immigrants.

Last updated: March 22, 2016