U.S. parks

Waterfall in forest by body of water (© Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket/Getty Images)

Biden administration restores protections for Tongass National Forest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced new protections for the nation's largest national forest, which houses over 400 species of wildlife.
Line of people viewing erupting geyser (© Dave Stamboulis/Alamy)

The 5 most popular national parks during the pandemic [photo gallery]

July 31 is World Ranger Day! Learn about five of America's most visited national parks (there are 423 parks total) and what keeps guests coming back.
Buildings on Mackinac Island (© David R. Frazier Photolibrary, Inc./Alamy)

What makes a National Historic Landmark?

Culturally and historically significant locations are eligible for federal funding as National Historic Landmark sites. Learn more about the designation.
Rocky Mountain goat standing on cliff with mountains in distance (© Viktor Posnov/Alamy)

Sister Parks program links countries around the world

The United States is a partner with more than 30 countries around the world through the Sister Parks program, promoting environmental conservation.
Wildflowers on mountainside (NPS/James Pfeiffenberger)

Five national parks to visit virtually

Can't travel to these five national parks right now? Through a National Park Service partnership with Google, anyone can enjoy nature from their home.
Photo of black hat upside-down on floor next to photo of open book with author's portrait and signature (© Tony Ventouris/Montgomery Park; (© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Remembering the man who inspired ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

Learn about Josiah Henson, who escorted 118 enslaved people to freedom and whose life story inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Tourists posing in front of the Statue of Liberty (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Top 3 U.S. states international tourists visit

See where international visitors go when they travel to the United States and what attracts them to these U.S. destinations.
Military honor guard marching in formation at WWII memorial (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

A Washington memorial to shared heroism

A great alliance joined forces against fascism 70 years ago. The World War II Memorial in Washington commemorates a time of heroism and sacrifice.
South Dakota Badlands at night with rising moon (© Daniel Regner/Getty Images)

America’s Midwest has vast natural beauty

Beyond the rolling farmlands and growing metropolises, America’s heartland is home to some of the nation’s most beautiful natural wonders.