Highlighted Places

Visit this page for highlighted national sites!

The national park system has 419 national areas including national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.

This page on our blog will highlight a few facts about one of them and give you link for more information. Come back soon for the next one!

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This next place is Indiana Dune National Park. This is America’s newest national park becoming the 61st! I just wrote about this national park in a recent blog post. Click here for a link to that post.

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Fun fact about this place:

This national park features more than 1,100 native plants ranking it 7th in plant diversity among all National Park Service sites.

Click here for more information on this national park.

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The next place to highlight is Acadia National Park located in Maine on the Atlantic Coast.  This national park hosts the highest point on the East Coast protecting more than 47,000 acres here.

Fun fact about this place:

This national park has 158 miles of hiking trails.

Click here for more information on this national park.

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Our next place is the Muir Woods National Monument located just outside San Francisco, California. Muir Woods was created to protect 240 acres of old growth coast redwood, which is one of the few remaining areas in the San Francisco Bay area where they still exist. The redwoods have been growing in this region since before man inhabited the area.

Enjoy a blog post on this monument by clicking here.

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Fun fact about this place:

The tallest redwood in Muir Woods National Monument is 258 feet tall. Redwoods can grow as tall as 380 feet.

Click here for more information on Muir Woods National Monument.

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Our next place to highlight is the Grand Canyon National Park. This national park celebrates its 100 years this year!  This national park takes your breath away with its grandness!

Enjoy one of my blog posts on this national park by clicking here.

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Fun fact about this place:

The park preserves landscapes and resources ranging from 1,840 to 270 million years old.  The Colorado River established itself there about 6 million years ago.

Click here for more information on this national park.

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Our next place  is the World War II Memorial in honor of today being Memorial Day. World War II Memorial is a memorial dedicated to those who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. This memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S. during World War II, the more than 400,000 who died, and the millions who supported the war effort from home.

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This memorial opened in April of 2004 and sits on the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

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Fun fact about this place:

More than 4.6 million people visited this memorial last year.

Click here for more information on this memorial.

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Our first place to highlight is the Grand Teton National Park.

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The Teton mountain range provides some amazing and picturesque views of this national park.  These mountain tower above beautiful open space and clear blue lakes and rivers.

This national park sits directly south of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Visit this national park to check some great hiking trails, go fly fishing, see wildlife, and experience the remarkable scenery.

I also highly recommend it as a great place for a wedding!

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Fun fact about this place:

The elevation of the park ranges from 6,320 feet on the sagebrush-dominated valley floor up to 13,770 feet on the windswept granite summit of the Grand Teton.

Click here for some more information on the Grand Teton National Park.