U.S. parks

President Obama with virtual reality goggles (White House / Pete Souza)

Experience Yosemite in virtual reality with President Obama

President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality with a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.
Aerial view of grassy area and fountain, with park logo and the number 100 in center (© AP Images)

National Park Service creates ‘living emblem’ in Washington

The National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday with a living emblem made by people holding umbrellas in its colors on Washington's National Mall.
Man standing on boulder in wilderness (© AP Images)

Family’s present for National Park Service’s 100th: Terrain in Maine

In celebration of its centennial, the National Park Service received 35,000 hectares of land in Maine from a private donor.
Poster drawing of Old Faithful geyser on left and photo of same geyser on right (Library of Congress and © Getty Images/National Geographic/Walter Meayers Edwards)

Vintage posters reveal America’s most beautiful places

Take a trip down memory lane ... and across the U.S.! These vintage national parks posters show America's evergreen beauty.
President Obama speaking at podium in front of mountains and trees at Yosemite National Park (© AP Images)

‘Protect our parks, and protect this planet for generations’

While visiting Yosemite to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, President Obama asked people to protect our parks and our future.
Snow-capped mountain and green valley (National Park Service)

America’s ‘best idea’ turns 100

If you're planning a trip to the U.S., why not visit one of America’s iconic national parks? Here are the 10 most popular.
Geyser erupting with steam (Domenico Salvagnin/Flickr)

So you want to manage a national park. Read this first.

The approach to public land management has evolved, influenced by science and public opinion. Here are considerations for managing a public park.
Couple on horseback in field with mountains in background (Courtesy of Montana Office of Tourism)

Montana: Big Sky Country, Glacier National Park and the Old West

Be a cowboy (or cowgirl) in Montana! Its vast landscape is filled with parks and wildlife; watch a geyser erupt or enjoy outdoor winter sports.
Rock formations in sunset (© Danita Delimont/Alamy Stock Photo)

North Dakota: Badlands, American Indian culture and Scandinavian influences

North Dakota is known for its scenic Badlands (barren, rocky formations), farms, ranches and history of Plains Indian life.