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Which National Parks/National Monuments Have You Been To?

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Old Oct 21, 15, 9:26 am
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where have I been.....focusing on land area/nature sites not historical landmarks. I lived in the DC area so Ive been to all of the things there. I've been to state parks that are near national parks

Md/VA/DC area (lived for 12 years):
DC proper
Philadelphia sites
Great Falls
Shenandoah
civil war battle fields (Gettysburg through Richmond)
Monticello
Williamsburg
Assateague

New York State (born/raised):

Niagara Falls
Letchworth
Andorondacks
Finger Lakes
Across into Canada

I have lived in the west for about the last 8 years and have travelled to just about all the major cities.


National Parks:

Olympic
North Cascades
Rainier
St Helens
Crater Lake
Redwoods
Yosemite
Sequoia/Kings canyon
channel Islands
death Valley
Grand cAnyon
Sedona
Petrified forest
Flagstaff area National Monuments
Canyon de Chelley
Monument Valley
antelope canyon
Zion
Bryce
Escelante
Capitol Reef
Natural Bridges
Arches
Canyonlands
Dead horse Point SP
Gobblin Valley SP
Kodachrome Basin SP
Cedar Breaks NM
Mesa verde
Colorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Rocky Mountain
Garden of the gods
Maroon bells
Bandaleir
Grand Teton
Yellowstone
Craters of the Moon
Glacier
Hawaii Volcanoes
Mammoth Cave

Bucket list places to do:

Joshua tree
Organ Pipe
Saguarro
Chiricahua
Big Bend
Carlsbad
Guadeloupe
Acadia
Wind Cave
Mt Rushmore
Badlands
Alaska parks
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Old Dec 27, 15, 10:01 pm
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National Parks

Arches
Glacier
Glacier Bay
Grand Canyon
Hawaii Volcanoes
Olympic
Redwoods

National Monuments

Giant Sequoia
Little Bighorn

National Memorials

Washington Monument

National Recreation Areas

Bighorn Canyon NRA
Golden Gate NRA
Lake Mead NRA


National Seashores
Canaveral NS

National Rivers

Clackamas
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Old Aug 8, 16, 8:42 pm
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National Parks:
Grand Canyon
Great Sand Dunes
Hawaii Volcanoes
Saguaro
Wind Cave

National Monuments:
Canyon de Chelly
Castle Clinton
Fort Pulaski
Organ Pipe
Statue of Liberty
Tonto
Walnut Canyon

One of the best I've been to, it's like the Grand Canyon but without all the crowds. Absolutely worth a trip.
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Old Aug 24, 16, 8:25 pm
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Happy Birthday!

The U.S. National Park Service celebrates 100 years tomorrow - August 25. Special events are scheduled in many parks with free admission at all parks that charge fees from August 25-28.

I'll be joining my friends at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Thursday for lunch and celebration.

See what a National Park Service unit near you is doing to celebrate.

(Okay, I'm an admitted NPS geek, but I'm not a paid employee or spokesperson.)
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
The U.S. National Park Service celebrates 100 years tomorrow - August 25. Special events are scheduled in many parks with free admission at all parks that charge fees from August 25-28.

I'll be joining my friends at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Thursday for lunch and celebration.

See what a National Park Service unit near you is doing to celebrate.

(Okay, I'm an admitted NPS geek, but I'm not a paid employee or spokesperson.)
A friend of mine will be at Little Rock Central High National Historic Site. Of course he works there so he kind of doesn't have a choice. I may go down to Hot Springs National Park after work to get some water.
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I am fortunate to live with a National Park in my backyard (7 miles from my house to the nearest Blue Ridge Parkway entrance). Lots of events around here every day this week, topped by the announcement of the acquisition of 5300+ acres surrounding Waterrock Knob on the Parkway near Great Smokies National Park. This acquisition will allow the Parkway to create a new recreation area while also protecting the watershed that provides drinking water to the town of Maggie Valley, NC.
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Niagara Falls. Beautiful. Both sides (Canada and USA). Powerful water.
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Niagara Falls. Beautiful. Both sides (Canada and USA). Powerful water.
Not eligible: Niagara Falls is not a national park. It is a mere attraction.
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Arches NP
Blue Ridge Mountains
Bryce Canyon NP
Colorado NM
Everglades NP
Gila Cliff Dwellings NM
Grand Canyon NP
Zion NP

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Originally Posted by Dieuwer View Post
Antelope Canyon
Arches NP
Blue Ridge Mountains
Bryce Canyon NP
Colorado NM
Everglades NP
Gila Cliff Dwellings NM
Grand Canyon NP
Monument Valley
Zion NP
Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley are ineligible.
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Old Jun 23, 17, 5:25 pm
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I have now visited 333 of the 417 National Park units, after visiting 20 areas in and around New York and Washington.

The remaining areas are increasingly difficult to visit.
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I'm at about ~125. Just found this thread so will work a list when I get some free lounge time with bourbon help :-)

I did the National Park of American Samoa a week and half ago, so that is my most recent.
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Just took a western road trip netting me a number of new ones:

National Parks:
Bryce Canyon
Capital Reef
Grand Canyon
Great Basin
Great Sand Dunes
Hawaii Volcanoes
Saguaro
Wind Cave
Zion

National Monuments:
Canyon de Chelly
Castle Clinton
Fort Pulaski
Organ Pipe
Statue of Liberty
Tonto
Walnut Canyon
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A Bump and an updated list:
National Parks

Acadia
Arches
Big Bend
Bryce Canyon
Canyonlands
Everglades
Gateway Arch
Grand Canyon
Great Smokey Mountains
Mesa Verde
Mount Rainier
Olympic
Redwoods
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Zion

National Monuments

African Burial Ground
Castle Clinton
Governors Island
Statue of Liberty

National Historical Parks

Boston NHP
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP
Colonial NHP
First State NHP
Harpers Ferry NHP
Independence NHP
San Francisco Maritime NHP
Saratoga NHP
Valley Forge NHP

National Historic Sites

Edgar Allen Poe NHS
Eisenhower NHS
Gloria Dei Church NHS
Hoover Dam NHS
Hopewell Furnace NHS
Jamestown NHS
Steamtown NHS

National Military Parks

Gettysburg

National Memorials

Benjamin Franklin NM
General Grant NM
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Johnstown Flood NM
Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
World War I Memorial
World War II Memorial
Wright Brothers NM

National Recreation Areas

Delaware Water Gap NRA
Gateway NRA
Glen Canyon NRA
Golden Gate NRA
Lake Mead NRA
Lake Powell NRA
Santa Monica Mountains NRA

National Seashores

Assateague Island NS
Cape Cod NS
Cape Hatteras
Cape Lookout NS

National Rivers

Great Egg Harbor
Middle Delaware
New River Gorge
Rio Grande
Upper Delaware

Misc.

Appalachian Trail
Baltimore Washington Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway
Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor
Foothills Parkway
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
National Capitol Parks
National Mall
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail
NJ Pinelands National Reserve
Potomac Heritage Trail
Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway
White House
Wolf Trap

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Not sure how I missed this thread before. We've added three this summer (in bold) and hope to hit another five this fall/winter:

National Parks: 14/60 (Acadia, Badlands, Cuyahoga Valley x2, Denali, Gateway Arch, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Kenai Fjords x2, Mammoth Cave, Petrified Forest, Redwood Forest, Rocky Mountain, Shenandoah, Yellowstone)

National Battlefield: 4/11 (Antietam, Ft. Necessity, Manassas, Monocacy)

National Historical Parks: 9/51 (Adams, Boston, Dayton Aviation, George Rogers Clark x2, Thomas Edison, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Paterson Great Falls, Saratoga, Women’s Rights)

National Historic Sites: 13/78 (Allegheny Portage Railroad, Bent’s Old Fort, Brown v. Board of Education, Eisenhower Home, Garfield, Grant, Hoover, Saint Gaudens, Steamtown, E. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, T. Roosevelt Birthplace, Van Buren, Weir Farm)

National Memorials: 8/30 (Florissant Fossil Beds, Johnstown Flood, Lincoln, Lincoln Boyhood, Mt. Rushmore, Russell Cave, Vietnam Veterans, Washington, World War II)

National Military Park: 1/9 (Gettysburg)

National Monuments: 3/87 (Castle Clinton, Jewel Cave, Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island)

International Historic Site: 1/1 (St. Croix Island)
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