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  • 5 national historic sites | National Park Foundation
    wondered what it takes to preserve and repair a steam locomotive there s the Locomotive Shop Tour which brings you behind the scenes at the Delaware Lackawanna Western Railroad s locomotive shop You get to meet the people and see the machines that keep the trains and the park itself running smoothly Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site For almost fifty years in the 1800 s Fort Union Trading Post was a bustling depot on the Upper Missouri River Seven regional Native American tribes met here to trade fur and other goods At the height of its commercial success Fort Union saw the exchange of 25 000 buffalo robes and 100 000 worth of merchandise every year The national historic site welcomes visitors year round though winter hours are limited Visitors are able to partake in a video program as well as participate in a hands on exhibit of examples of trade goods Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site In 1957 nine high school students made history as the first African Americans to attend Little Rock Central High School The desegregation of the then all white school is the most famous example of the integration that came as a result of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case Brown vs Board which deemed that separation was not equal Out of respect for the students currently attending Little Rock Central visitors must be accompanied by a park ranger on a tour To ensure availability the site recommends that tours are reserved two weeks before arrival In addition park rangers also give short guided walking tours to visitors outside the school building James A Garfield National Historic Site From the porch where James A Garfield greeted well wishers during his presidential campaign to the grassy lawn that is now open

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  • 4 Perfect National Park Lodges for the Winter Season | National Park Foundation
    foot bike or horseback the lodge offers a full range of rustic amenities including wood burning stoves lanterns restrooms showers beds and linens Meals are provided and stables are available for guests who arrive on horseback The shortest route to the lodge is a 1 1 mile multi use trail but there are plenty of detours along the way Chisos Mountains Lodge Big Bend National Park Big Bend National Park in Texas has a lot of things going for it rugged mountain views abundant wildlife and some of the clearest night skies in America It s also home to the Chisos Mountains Lodge a beautiful mountain getaway with more than 70 rooms at an elevation of 5 400 feet Hotel motel and lodge style rooms are available but the Roosevelt Stone Cottages are your best bet All five cottages are built of beautiful wood and stone with amenities ranging from refrigerators and coffee pots to free Wi Fi and private showers Two cottages are pet friendly and each one accommodates up to six people Meanwhile hotel motel and lodge rooms sleep three to four Lake Powell Resort Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Offering some of the best fishing and boating opportunities in the Southwest Lake Powell is the crown jewel of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area The orange canyon walls towering above the clear blue water are truly an impressive sight and at the Lake Powell Resort that sight is right outside your window Lake Powell Resort is a modern vacation spot in every sense of the word You can choose from several room styles but they all include HDTV wireless Internet mini refrigerators Keurig coffee makers and quite a few other contemporary perks Plus the winter months offer arguably the most agreeable climate of the year with mild temperatures and light breezes blowing in off the lake Volcano House Hotel Hawai i Volcanoes National Park Perched at the rim of the Kilauea caldera the Volcano House Hotel offers a one of a kind experience if ever there were one The hotel is a stone s throw from some of the most active volcanoes in Hawai i Volcanoes National Park rest assured constant monitoring makes unexpected eruptions nearly impossible with 33 historic guest rooms a dining room a lounge and easy access to the park s many trails and scenic driving routes The hotel rooms are modern and luxurious but camper cabins are also available if you prefer something a little more rustic Take advantage of the season Year round accommodations at these national park lodges offer a chance to experience some of our most unforgettable national parks in a new way For more great ideas on where to stay in and around national parks get your free Owner s Guide Gimme Shelter The guide is packed with 25 awe inspiring places to stay while exploring national parks across the country Photo Credits Volcano House Hawai i Volcanoes National Park Hawai i Volcanoes Lodge Company Charit Creek Lodge Big South

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  • Route 66 | National Park Foundation
    Built in the 40 s and an excellent example of the drive ins that were once found in every small town the 66 Drive In Theater has survived and now provides Route 66 travelers a glimpse of Americana Kansas East Galena Route 66 Historic District The Sunflower State hosts a slice of the Mother Road in its southeast corner with four special spots that are recognized as classic Route 66 roadside stops The town of Galena Kansas located on Kansas 66 has weathered epic ups and downs since 1876 Shaped by two separate mining booms it now boasts an entire historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places Oklahoma Ed Galloway s Totem Pole Park Foyil The Mother Road blends with I 44 from Tulsa Oklahoma to Oklahoma City but before you make that switch you ll find the town of Foyil OK just three miles off Route 66 northeast of Tulsa Foyil is home to a roadside attraction celebrating folk art and one man s tenacity Ed Galloway spent decades creating his own special brand of outdoor art including a nine story totem pole and other Native American themed pieces Take the time to make the detour to Foyil and Ed Galloway s Totem Pole Park it s the kind of thing that Route 66 fans live for Texas Amarillo Sixth Street Historic District Here s your chance to experience thirteen blocks of vintage architecture old style filling stations and roadside cafes that have charmed travelers since Route 66 was commissioned Just west of Amarillo s downtown district Sixth Street rates a full day to explore dine shop and photograph as you follow US 66 across the Texas Panhandle New Mexico Sites throughout Albuquerque There are simply too many gems along Route 66 in Albuquerque to pick the brightest From Native American themed motor lodges to trading posts a classic drive up shopping center and vibrant Hispanic neighborhoods Historic Route 66 is a history lesson waiting to be learned Use the link to Route 66 sites below to plot your course through Albuquerque you ll be glad you saved a day or more to explore Arizona Wigwam Village Motel 6 Holbrook Here s another state with more than a dozen Route 66 historic stops and one of our favorites is Wigwam Village Motel 6 in Holbrook Make a reservation for one of fifteen concrete wigwams that serve as cabins for travelers and get ready to step back into time As far from the airport high rise hotel vacation experience as you can get a stay at Wigwam Village will warm the hearts of travelers in search of a memorable Route 66 vacation California Colorado Street Bridge Pasadena As the Mother Road makes its way across Southern California travelers will find points of interest in towns like Barstow Needles and Monrovia Once you reach Pasadena you ll have the chance to visit five Route 66 sites on the National Historic Register An especially interesting place is the Colorado

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  • Travel Ideas | National Park Foundation
    can From ancient seas that receded long ago to the forests dinosaurs once prowled the prehistoric world comes to life through fossils Read more 4 Unique Ways To Leaf Peep Autumn is fast approaching and national parks from coast to coast offer some of America s most extraordinary fall colors Read more 7 Can t Miss Activities At Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks If you love visiting national parks that make you feel small be it standing on the rim of an expansive canyon or looking up at the powerful torrent of a waterfall then you ll want to add Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to your bucket list Read more PURSUITS Tie One On Our national parks harbor some of the nation s best fly fishing waters from the world famous roadside runs and remote high alpine lakes in Glacier National Park to the dark pooled mossy creeks of Great Smoky Mountains Read more LONG WEEKEND Seattle And Olympic National Park Olympic National Park offers a glimpse of incredible biodiversity ranging from snow topped mountains to temperate rainforest to pristine Pacific beaches Read more 9 Reasons Why Texans In The Know Visit Guadalupe Mountains From the parched desert floor of West Texas upward through lush forests and valleys to the highest mountain peaks in the state Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a place of wild extremes Read more A Beginner s Guide To Backcountry Hiking Prep From the Appalachian Trail in the East to the Pacific Crest Trail in the West and countless miles in between some of the best backcountry hiking destinations in North America are accessible in our national parks Read more Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last More Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national

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  • Travel Ideas | National Park Foundation
    Joshua Tree National Park occupies a unique spot in the American natural and cultural landscape Read more LANDSCAPES Devils Tower Silhouetted against the vast Wyoming sky the monolith known as Devils Tower looks like a national monument Read more LONG WEEKEND Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrating its 100 year anniversary starting in September 2014 Rocky Mountain remains after all this time one of the most iconic landscapes in the country Read more Happy Trails Yosemite Valley Loop Escape the crowds on this relatively unknown 11 5 mile loop trail in the western Yosemite Valley and be rewarded with views of Yosemite s major icons including El Capitan Bridalveil Fall and Sentinel Rock Read more Saving The Historic Landscape Of The Heartland You may already know the story of North America s forgotten prairie 170 million acres of native grasslands nearly lost in just one generation precipitating the Dust Bowl of the 1930s Read more PURSUITS Surfing Your National Parks Whether you re new to the board or an experienced surfer you ll love ditching the crowds to chase waves on these clean protected beaches across the country Read more Grand Canyon Canyonlands Dinosaur National Monument By River Chances are you ve seen the Grand Canyon either in photos or actually standing along the South Rim peering down into the indescribable abyss Read more Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last More Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The

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  • Travel Ideas | National Park Foundation
    3 3 million acres and elevations ranging from 282 to 11 049 Death Valley National Park has plenty of cool things to do Maybe not Arthur Fonzarelli Cool but then again that leather jacket takes up a lot of space in the suitcase Read more Hidden Gems For every Yosemite there s a Sequoia a lesser known park where the scenery shines and surprises Read more Yosemite National Park After Dark Summer nights in a national park include the soft glow of the Milky Way rising over your campsite granite peaks lit by the full moon during an evening hike and the twinkle of stars and planets from a roadside vista point Read more Multiply Your Vacation Enjoyment On A Multi Generational Trip Have you noticed that more and more groups of travelers to America s national parks include not only parents and children but that grandparents are often included to join in the fun Read more LANDSCAPES Assateague Island Nestled along the coast between the Atlantic Ocean and Sinepuxent and Chincoteague Bays Assateague Island hosts an enchanting herd of wild horses made famous by Marguerite Henry s book Misty of Chincoteague Read more PURSUITS Go Ride A Kite Hitch your board to a stiff breeze and skim the waves at park sites around the country Read more LONG WEEKEND Mesa Verde And More A day by day mile by mile guide to exploring the spectacular ruins of the Southwest s first civilization Read more Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last More Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s

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  • Travel Ideas | National Park Foundation
    With NPF Volunteer Shop Centennial Campaign Centennial Licensing Travel Ideas Parks For Play Family friendly national parks can educate and entertain kids with boundless imaginations Read more LONG WEEKEND Lone Star Highway Take a ride through Texas for rare birds good food and centuries of history Read more LANDSCAPES Craters Of The Moon Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a terrain so otherworldly astronauts once went there to train Read more Happy Trails Everglades National Park Dubbed River of Grass by those who fought for its protection the Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi and home to many rare Read more Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our Mission Our Partners Become a Partner Annual Report Board of Directors Contact Our Work All Programs Protect Connect Inspire Local Park Support Grant Applications Centennial Open Outdoors For Kids News Trail Talk Blog Travel Ideas GoParks

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  • Get Email Updates | National Park Foundation
    Centennial Open Outdoors For Kids News Trail Talk Blog Travel Ideas GoParks Newsletter Press Releases Press Room Join Join NPF NPF Kids Share The Experience Photo Contest Support Ways To Give Travel With NPF Volunteer Shop Centennial Campaign Centennial Licensing Get Email Updates Sign up to get the latest NPF news and updates in your inbox and receive your FREE Owner s Guide today First Name Last Name Email Address Zip Code By submitting my email I agree to receive correspondence from National Park Foundation Mobile Number By including your mobile NPF may send you text message updates on our programs You will be able to opt out at any time Message and data rates may apply Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our Mission Our Partners Become a Partner Annual Report Board of Directors Contact Our Work All Programs Protect Connect Inspire Local Park Support Grant Applications Centennial Open Outdoors For Kids News Trail Talk Blog Travel Ideas GoParks Newsletter Press Releases Press Room Join Join NPF NPF Kids Share The Experience Photo Contest Support Ways To Give Travel With NPF Volunteer Shop Centennial Campaign Centennial Licensing NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION 1110

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