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US National Parks

By Lauren Himiak, About.com Guide to National & State Parks

America's National Park system features living examples of some of the best things our nation has to offer — spectacular natural landscapes and places that reflect our diverse culture and heritage. Here you'll find basic information on a variety of national park related topics, as well as information on all the 390 units that comprise the National Park System in the United States.

  1. National Park Basics
  2. Find a National Park

National Park Basics

Before planning a trip to the National Parks, get a brief history and overview of the National Park Service, learn about the various types of parks and what each represents, find out how to order park passes, make camping reservations, and enjoy some park photos.

Find a National Park

Locate a national park any number of ways, including by name, by classification type, by state, by driving distance from a major US city, by ethnic/cultural heritage, by historical events, and by other means.

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