National Parks

National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.Wallace Stegner, 1983
Photos and stories from our travels to 127 National Park Service sites
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway
September 18, 2014
Minute Man National Historical Park
October 11, 2009
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
August, 2000
Has Postcards
The national park idea has been nurtured by each succeeding generation of Americans. Today, across our land, the National Park System represents America at its best. Each park contributes to a deeper understanding of the history of the United States and our way of life; of the natural processes which have given form to our land, and to the enrichment of the environment in which we live.George B. Hartzog, Jr., National Park Service Director, 1964-1972