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Taking the Kids to Rocky Mountain National Park as it celebrates its centennial


Horseback riding through Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is one giant outdoor playground offering more than 350 miles of hiking trails, many from Trail Ridge Road, 114 mountain peaks and 147 lakes that stretch 415 square miles between Estes Park and Grand Lake. more
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National Park Service launches new “Find Your Park” campaign


Jr. Ranger Day. Chris Valdez and youngster
The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation has just launched a nationwide campaign to encourage Americans to Find Your Park and share their memories and experiences online and via social media with the #findyourpark hashtag more
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Families get acquainted with Thomas Jefferson at historic Monticello


Griffin Discovery Room at Monticello
It is only fitting that the home of our third president and the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is so kid friendly. Jefferson was very fond of his 12 grandchildren, many of whom lived here with him after his retirement. more
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New National Parks Foundation Guide – “Winter Wonderlands”


The National Parks Foundation has released a new guide “Winter Wonderlands, spotlighting top winter activities at 15 national parks. more
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San Francisco’s hidden gem — The Presidio


Batteries to Bluff Trail, Presidio
We’re hiking the famous Batteries to Bluffs trail in San Francisco’s Presidio, a national park unlike any other, which takes us up and down steps along the western Pacific shoreline, past historic gun batteries, rewarding us with a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Wow! more
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Teaching the kids about civil rights at our national monuments


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
If you want to expand on what the kids are learning in school, then head to a national park. That’s right. There are many national historic sites that figured into the fight against slavery and the civil rights movement and are ideal for out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities, especially when so many are offering special activities this month. more
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Winter Vacations Available through Xanterra Parks & Resorts


Find your next winter adventure with Xanterra Parks & Resorts, offering getaways from USA national parks to international destinations more
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“Gimme Shelter” visits America’s National Parks


The National Park Foundation released “Gimme Shelter” in July as the fifth special edition in its Owner’s Guide series. more
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Celebrate Yosemite’s 150th birthday with your family


Yosemite Falls and Merced River
This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, which set aside Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land in the country — the first time scenic, wilderness lands were set aside specifically for preservation and public use by the federal government. more
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Xanterra powers up ideas for National Bike Month


May is National Bike Month, and Xanterra Parks & Resorts has some ideas about how to celebrate and participate. more
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