U.S. Parks

Clouds floating in the sky above a wide expanse of prairie land (Dennis Lingohr/APR)

A new kind of park emerges on the prairie

American Prairie Reserve, a public-private partnership, is bringing back buffalo, birds and big, open sky to the Montana prairie.
Overhead view of city with blue-lighted walkways (© MVRDV/Ossip van Duivenbode)

Old highways and rail lines become gardens and walkways

Seoul, Sydney and Jerusalem are among cities that took a cue from New York and repurposed their old highways and railways into parks and trails.
Colored map with icons showing landmarks (State Dept./Diane Woolverton)

Here’s a free poster with a map of U.S. products, places

The week of July 17 is “Made in America Week” at the White House. This free poster, available for printing, highlights U.S. products and landmarks.
Harriet Tubman (State Dept./Astrid Riecken)

In pictures: Harriet Tubman’s route on the Underground Railroad

In a few years, the U.S. $20 bill will feature Harriet Tubman. Learn more about this extraordinary woman and the Underground Railroad.
Black-and-white dog overlooking bighorn sheep in mountain meadow (NPS/A.W. Biel)

‘Bark ranger’ helps park rangers keep animals and people safe

Gracie the border collie brings a special skill set to Glacier National Park: keeping the wildlife living in the park safe from their visitors.
Rock formation with waterfall lit by sun (© Ted Soqui/Corbis/Getty Images)

Fire on the mountain?

Despite what your eyes are telling you, it's not molten lava flowing from Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Fall in February.
Snowy scene of a river and trees (NPS/Gordon Dietzman)

Visiting sacred Native American grounds at U.S. national parks

Adventurer Mikah Meyer has visited many U.S. national parks and been struck by the extent to which Native American history is part of so many.
People holding up their right hands for swearing-in ceremony (© AP Images)

Immigrants become citizens at U.S. national parks [video]

The U.S. National Park Service is marking its 100th anniversary by hosting more than 100 ceremonies to swear in new U.S. citizens.
Flower-filled meadow leading to rolling hills in Yosemite National Park (© AP Images)

California’s Yosemite National Park gets even bigger

With its largest expansion in nearly 70 years, Yosemite National Park gains wetlands, meadows and rolling hills that are a haven for endangered species.