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  1. 1. National Parks People from all around the world visit national parks to experience Americas story, marvel at the natural wonders, and have fun. Places like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Gettysburg are popular destinations, but so too are the hundreds of lesser known yet equally meaningful gems like Rosie the Riveter in California, Boston Harbor Islands in Massachusetts, and Russell Cave in Alabama. The American system of national parks was the first of its kind in the world, and provides a living model for other nations wishing to establish and manage their own protected areas. Get Started! Brought To You By; Gloucester County, Virginia Links and News http://www.GloucesterCounty-VA.comName[ AlagnakType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Alagnak Wild RiverCity[ King SalmonState[ AKZip[ 99611Phone[ 907-246-3305Desc[ The headwaters of the Alagnak Wild River lie within the rugged AleutianRange of neighboring Katmai National Park & Preserve. Meandering westtowards Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea, the Alagnak traverses the beautifulAlaska Peninsula, providing an unparalleled opportunity to experience theunique wilderness, wildlife, and cultural heritage of southwest Alaska.]Notes[]Name[ Aleutian World War IIType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Ounalashka CorporationCity[ AlaskaState[ AKZip[ 99685Phone[ (907) 581-1276Desc[ Perched on Mount Ballyhoo in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the concrete remains ofthe Aleutian World War II National Historic Area speak silently of a time ofwar. This magical place was the stage for two American tragedies: here,servicemen fought both the Japanese and the extreme weather, as hundreds
  2. 2. of native Unangan people were interned a thousand miles away, longing toreturn to their island homes.]Notes[]Name[ AniakchakType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Aniakchak National Monument & PreserveCity[ King SalmonState[ AKZip[ 99613Phone[ 907-246-3305Desc[ Given its remote location and notoriously bad weather, Aniakchak is one ofthe least visited units of the National Park System. A vibrant reminder ofAlaskas location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," the monument ishome to an impressive six-mile wide, 2,500 ft. deep caldera formed during amassive eruption 3,500 years ago.]Notes[]Name[ Bering Land BridgeType[ ParkAddr[ National Park ServiceCity[ NomeState[ AKZip[ 99762Phone[ (907) 443-2522Desc[ It was the year 1990. Only three miles across the Bering Strait, you could seethe land of your friends and family, but traveling there was forbidden. Youwere on Little Diomede Island in the US, but they were on Big DiomedeIsland, in what was then known as the USSR. During the Cold War thepeople of Beringia were separated.]Notes[]Name[ Cape KrusensternType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ National Park ServiceCity[ KotzebueState[ AKZip[ 99752Phone[ 907-442-3890Desc[ North of the Arctic Circle, Cape Krusenstern National Monument stretches70 miles along the Chukchi Sea shoreline. Beach ridges provide evidence of5000 years of human activity. Inupiat people continue to use the resourcestoday. Vast wetlands provide food, water, and shelter for migratory birds.Hikers and boaters can see carpets of tundra wildflowers and sometimesmusk oxen, moose, or caribou.]Notes[
  3. 3. ]Name[ DenaliType[ ParkAddr[ Denali National ParkCity[ Denali ParkState[ AKZip[ 99755-0009Phone[ 907-683-2294Desc[ Denalis dynamic glaciated landscape supports a diversity of wildlife withgrizzly bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Summer slopes aregraced with birds and wildflowers. Visitors enjoy sightseeing, backpacking,mountaineering, and research opportunities. Whether climbing or admiring,the crowning jewel of North America’s highest peak is the awe inspiring20,320 foot Mount McKinley.]Notes[]Name[ Gates Of The ArcticType[ ParkAddr[ Bettles Ranger Station (Field Ops)City[ BettlesState[ AKZip[ 99726Phone[ 907-692-5494 (BTT)Desc[ The floatplane disappears, leaving you on the lakeshore. For the next twoweeks you must survive using the knowledge, skills and gear you bring withyou. Traveling through this vast wilderness you will discover craggy ridges,glacier carved valleys and fragile flowers. You will walk or float through intactecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years.You will experience solitude, self reliance and nature on its own terms. Areyou prepared?]Notes[]Name[ Glacier BayType[ ParkAddr[ Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveCity[ GustavusState[ AKZip[ 99826-0140Phone[ (907) 697-2230Desc[ The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve includestidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deepfjords, and freshwater rivers and lakes. This diverse land and seascapehosts a mosaic of plant communities and a variety of marine and terrestrialwildlife and presents many opportunities for adventuring and learning aboutthis unique and powerful place.]Notes[]
  4. 4. Name[ Inupiat Heritage CenterType[ ParkAddr[ Inupiat Heritage CenterCity[ BarrowState[ AKZip[ 99723Phone[ 907-852-4594Desc[ On the rooftop of the world, the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaskatells the story of the Iñupiat people. They thrived for thousands of years in oneof the harshest climates on Earth, hunting the bowhead whale whom they call"Agviq." In the 19th century, these lonely seas swarmed with commercialwhalemen from New England, who also sought the bowhead for its valuablebaleen and blubber.]Notes[]Name[ KatmaiType[ ParkAddr[ Katmai National Park & Preserve HeadquartersCity[ King SalmonState[ AKZip[ 99613Phone[ (907) 246-3305Desc[ Katmai National Monument was created in 1918 to preserve the famedValley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano. A National Park &Preserve since 1980, today Katmai is still famous for volcanoes, but also forbrown bears, pristine waterways with abundant fish, remote wilderness, anda rugged coastline.]Notes[]Name[ Kenai FjordsType[ ParkAddr[ National Park ServiceCity[ SewardState[ AKZip[ 99664Phone[ 907-224-2132Desc[ At the tip of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age still lingers. InKenai Fjords, glaciers, earthquakes, and ocean storms are the architects.Ice worms, bears and whales make their home in this land of constantchange. Native Alutiiq used these resources to nurture a life entwined withthe sea. Explore this site to discover Kenai Fjords, its history, science andremote splendor.]Notes[]Name[ Kobuk ValleyType[ Park
  5. 5. Addr[ PO Box 1029City[ KotzebueState[ AKZip[ 99752Phone[ 907-442-3890Desc[ Caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage - just some of thefacets of Kobuk Valley National Park. Half a million caribou migrate through,their tracks crisscrossing sculptured dunes. The Kobuk River is an ancientand current path for people and wildlife. For 9000 years, people came toOnion Portage to harvest caribou as they swam the river. Even today, thatrich tradition continues.]Notes[]Name[ Lake ClarkType[ ParkAddr[ Field HeadquartersCity[ Port AlsworthState[ AKZip[ 99653Phone[ (907) 271-3751Desc[ Lake Clark National Park and Preserve was created to protect scenicbeauty (volcanoes, glaciers, wild rivers and waterfalls), populations of fishand wildlife, watersheds essential for red salmon, and the traditional lifestyleof local residents. Lake Clarks spectacular scenery provides a truewilderness experience for those who visit.]Notes[]Name[ Meridian HillType[ ParkAddr[City[State[ AKZip[Phone[Desc[ Meridian Hill Park is located in northwest Washington, D.C. and is borderedby 16th, Euclid, 15th, and W Streets. It is a 12 acre site situated on an almostperfect north-south axis. Construction of the park was begun in 1914, but itwas not until 1936 that Meridian Hill reached the full status of a formal park. In1933 the grounds were transferred to the National Park Service. MeridianHill Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994, as "anoutstanding accomplishment of early 20th-century Neoclassicist park designin the United States" Today the park is administered by Rock Creek Park]Notes[]Name[ NoatakType[ ParkAddr[ National Park Service
  6. 6. City[ KotzebueState[ AKZip[ 99752Phone[ 907-442-3890Desc[ As one of North Americas largest mountain-ringed river basins with an intactecosystem, the Noatak River environs features some of the Arctics finestarrays of plants and animals. The river is classified as a national wild andscenic river, and offers stunning wilderness float-trip opportunities - fromdeep in the Brooks Range to the tidewater of the Chukchi Sea.]Notes[]Name[ SitkaType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Sitka National Historical ParkCity[ SitkaState[ AKZip[ 99835Phone[ 907-747-0110Desc[ Alaskas oldest federally designated park was established in 1910 tocommemorate the 1804 Battle of Sitka. All that remains of this last majorconflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is the site of the Tlingit Fortand battlefield, located within this scenic 113 acre park in a temperate rainforest.]Notes[]Name[ Wrangell - St EliasType[ ParkAddr[ 106.8 Richardson Hwy.City[ Copper CenterState[ AKZip[ 99573-0439Phone[ 907 822 5234Desc[ The Chugach, Wrangell, and Saint Elias ranges converge here in what isoften referred to as the "mountain kingdom of North America." The largestunit of the National Park System, this spectacular wilderness includes thecontinents largest assemblage of glaciers, and greatest collection of peaksabove 16,000 feet, including 18,008 Mount St. Elias, the second highestpeak in the United States.]Notes[]Name[ Yukon - Charley RiversType[ ParkAddr[ Eagle Ranger Station (Field Office)City[ EagleState[ AKZip[ 99738Phone[ 907-547-2233 (EAA)
  7. 7. Desc[ Located along the Canadian border in central Alaska, adventure begins inYukon-Charley Rivers. Whether you choose to leisurely float the water of themighty Yukon River in a state of the art vessel or homemade raft, orexperience the premier whitewater of the Charley River in a sturdy andsuitable inflatable, you will make memories to last a lifetime. Geology,cultural history, remnants of the last great gold rush, wildlife and scenery. But,best of all, solitude. Your adventure awaits.]Notes[]Name[ Horseshoe BendType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 11288 Horseshoe Bend RoadCity[ DavistonState[ ALZip[ 36256-9751Phone[ 256-234-7111Desc[ In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 menattacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. Over 800Upper Creeks died defending their homeland. Never before or since in thehistory of our country have so many American Indians lost their lives in asingle battle. This 2040-acre park preserves the site of the battle.]Notes[]Name[ Little River CanyonType[ ParkAddr[ 2141 Gault Avenue NorthCity[ Fort PayneState[ ALZip[ 35967Phone[ 256-845-9605Desc[ Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop LookoutMountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rimsand bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety ofrecreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come togetherto tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the SouthernAppalachians.]Notes[]Name[ Russell CaveType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 3729 County Road 98City[ BridgeportState[ ALZip[ 35740Phone[ 256-495-2672Desc[ For more than 10,000 years, Russell Cave was home to prehistoricpeoples. Russell Cave provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North
  8. 8. American inhabitants dating from 6500 B.C. to 1650 A.D. The cave shelterarchaeological site contains the most complete record of prehistoric culturesin the Southeast.]Notes[]Name[ Selma To MontgomeryType[ TrailAddr[ 1212 W. Montgomery RoadCity[ Tuskegee InstituteState[ ALZip[ 36088Phone[ 334-727-6390Desc[ The Selma to Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail was established byCongress in 1996 to commemorate the events, people, and route of the1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama. The route is also designated as aNational Scenic Byway/All-American Road. more...]Notes[]Name[ Tuskegee AirmenType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1616 Chappie James AvenueCity[ TuskegeeState[ ALZip[ 36083Phone[ 334 724 0922Desc[ In the 1940s Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment"to train Americas first African-American military pilots. In time the"experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and theparticipants as the Tuskegee Airmen. Come share their experience asdepicted at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. more...]Notes[]Name[ Tuskegee InstituteType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Tuskegee Institute National Historic SiteCity[ Tuskegee InstituteState[ ALZip[ 36088Phone[ 334 727 3200Desc[ Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site is nestled on the campus of historicTuskegee University. The site includes the George W. Carver Museum andThe Oaks, home of Booker T. Washington... more...]Notes[]Name[ Arkansas PostType[ Monument/Memorial
  9. 9. Addr[ Arkansas Post National MemorialCity[ GillettState[ ARZip[ 72055Phone[ 870-548-2207Desc[ Settled by the French in 1686, the remote "Post de Arkansae" was the firstpermanent European colony in the Mississippi River Valley and played avaluable role in the long struggle between France, Spain and England fordominance of the lucrative fur trade.]Notes[]Name[ BuffaloType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 402 N WalnutCity[ HarrisonState[ ARZip[ 72601Phone[ (870) 439-2502Desc[ The Buffalo National River flows free over swift running rapids and quietpools for its 135-mile length. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48states without dams, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestonebluffs traveling eastward through the Arkansas Ozarks and into the WhiteRiver. Explore the river by canoe or take the back roads into the pioneerhistory of the Buffalo River region or enjoy a hike in one of the threedesignated wilderness areas. Welcome Message....]Notes[]Name[ Central High SchoolType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 2125 Daisy L. Gatson Bates DriveCity[ Little RockState[ ARZip[ 72202Phone[ 501-374-1957Desc[ On the morning of September 23, 1957 nine African-American teenagersstood up to an angry crowd protesting integration in front of Little RocksCentral High as they entered the school for the first time. This event,broadcast around the world, made Little Rock the site of the first importanttest of the U.S. Supreme Courts historic Brown v. Board of Education ofTopeka decision.]Notes[]Name[ Fort SmithType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 1406City[ Fort SmithState[ AR
  10. 10. Zip[ 72902Phone[ 479-783-3961Desc[ At Fort Smith National Historic Site you can walk where soldiers drilled,pause along the Trail of Tears, and stand where justice was served. The parkincludes the remains of two frontier forts and the Federal Court for theWestern District of Arkansas. Judge Isaac C. Parker, known as the"hanging judge," presided over the court for 21 years.]Notes[]Name[ Hot SpringsType[ ParkAddr[ Hot Springs National ParkCity[ Hot SpringsState[ ARZip[ 71902Phone[ 501-624-2701Desc[ People have used the hot springs here for more than two hundred years totreat illnesses and to relax. Both rich and poor came for the baths, and atown built up around the Hot Springs Reservation to accommodate them.Together nicknamed "The American Spa," Hot Springs National Park todaysurrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas.]Notes[]Name[ Pea RidgeType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 15930 Highway 62City[ GarfieldState[ ARZip[ 72732Phone[ 479-451-8122Desc[ On March 7 & 8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate ofMissouri. The 4,300-acre park honors those who fought for their way of life,North and South.]Notes[]Name[ National Park of American SamoaType[ ParkAddr[ SuperintendentCity[ Pago Pago, American SamoaState[ ASZip[ 96799Phone[ 011-684-633-7082Desc[ Samoa, a chain of mountainous islands clothed in tropical rainforest, isringed with rugged cliffs, glistening beaches, and biologically rich coral reefs.The Samoan village leaders and the U.S. Congress have set aside the finestsamples of the islands land and seascapes as a national park.]
  11. 11. Notes[]Name[ Canyon De ChellyType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Canyon de Chelly National MonumentCity[ ChinleState[ AZZip[ 86503Phone[ 928-674-5500Desc[ Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of NorthAmerica, the cultural resources of Canyon de Chelly include distinctivearchitecture, artifacts, and rock imagery while exhibiting remarkablepreservation integrity that provides outstanding opportunities for study andcontemplation. Canyon de Chelly also sustains a living community of Navajopeople, who are connected to a landscape of great historical and spiritualsignificance. Canyon de Chelly is unique among National Park service units,as it is comprised entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home tothe canyon community. NPS works in partnership with the Navajo Nation tomanage park resources and sustain the living Navajo community.]Notes[]Name[ Casa Grande RuinsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 1100 Ruins DriveCity[ CoolidgeState[ AZZip[ 85228Phone[ 520 723-3172Desc[ For over a thousand years, prehistoric farmers inhabited much of the presentdaystate of Arizona. When the first Europeans arrived, all that remained ofthis ancient culture were the ruins of villages, irrigation canals and variousartifacts. Among these ruins is the Casa Grande, or "Big House," one of thelargest and most mysterious prehistoric structures ever built in NorthAmerica.]Notes[]Name[ ChiricahuaType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 13063 E. Bonita Canyon RDCity[ WillcoxState[ AZZip[ 85643-9737Phone[ (520) 824-3560Desc[ A "Wonderland of Rocks" is waiting for you to explore at Chiricahua NationalMonument. This forest of rock spires was eroded from layers of ashdeposited by the Turkey Creek Volcano eruption 27 million years ago. The 8mile paved scenic drive and 18 miles of day-use hiking trails provide
  12. 12. opportunities to discover the beauty, natural sounds, and inhabitants of this11,985 acre site. Visit the Faraway Ranch Historic District to discover moreabout the people who have called this area home: Chiricahua Apaches,Buffalo Soldiers, Erickson and Stafford families.]Notes[]Name[ CoronadoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 4101 East Montezuma Canyon RoadCity[ HerefordState[ AZZip[ 85615Phone[ (520) 366-5515Desc[ "To commemorate permanently the explorations of Francisco Vasquez deCoronado...would be of great value in advancing the relationship of theUnited States and Mexico upon a friendly basis of cultural understanding." Itwould "stress the history and problems of the two countries and wouldencourage cooperation for the advancement of their common interest."more...]Notes[]Name[ Fort BowieType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 3203 South Old Fort Bowie RoadCity[ BowieState[ AZZip[ 85605Phone[ 520-847-2500Desc[ Fort Bowie commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apachesand the U.S. military - a lasting monument to the bravery and endurance ofU.S. soldiers in paving the way for settlement and the taming of the westernfrontier. It provides insight into a "clash of cultures," a young nation in pursuitof "manifest destiny," and the hunter/gatherer society fighting to preserve itsexistence.]Notes[]Name[ Glen CanyonType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ P.O. Box 1507City[ PageState[ AZZip[ 86040-1507Phone[ 928-608-6404Desc[ Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National RecreationArea (NRA) offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountryrecreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from LeesFerry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic
  13. 13. vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history.]Notes[]Name[ Grand CanyonType[ ParkAddr[ Grand Canyon National ParkCity[ Grand CanyonState[ AZZip[ 86023Phone[ 928-638-7888Desc[ The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia throughthe rocks of the Colorado Plateau. It is more than an awe-inspiring view. It ismore than a pleasuring ground for those who explore the roads, hike thetrails, or float the currents of the turbulent Colorado River.]Notes[]Name[ Hohokam PimaType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ c/o Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.City[ CoolidgeState[ AZZip[ 85228Phone[ 602-723-3172Desc[ Preserved are the archeological remains of the Hohokam culture. Hohokamis a Pima Indian word meaning "those who have gone." NOT OPEN TO THEPUBLIC Authorized Oct. 21,1972. Acreage: 1,690, all nonfederal.]Notes[]Name[ Hubbell Trading PostType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Hubbell Trading Post National Historic SiteCity[ GanadoState[ AZZip[ 86505-0150Phone[ (928) 755-3475Desc[ Feel the old wooden floor give slightly beneath your footsteps and hear itsqueak as you enter the doors of the oldest operating trading post on theNavajo Nation. Step back in time and experience this original 160 acrehomestead, which includes the Trading Post, Hubbell home and VisitorCenter with weavers. Hubbell Trading Post offers you a chance to become apart of this unique slice of history.]Notes[]Name[ Montezuma CastleType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ PO Box 219
  14. 14. City[ Camp VerdeState[ AZZip[ 86322Phone[ 928-567-3322Desc[ Montezuma Well, a unit of Montezuma Castle, is located 11 miles from thepark. Formed long ago by the collapse of a limestone cavern, over onemillion gallons of water a day flows continuously into the Well. This constantsupply of warm, fresh water provides an aquatic habitat like no other in theworld, and has served as an oasis for wildlife and humans for thousands ofyears.]Notes[]Name[ NavajoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Navajo National MonumentCity[ TonaleaState[ AZZip[ 86044-9704Phone[ 928-672-2700Desc[ Navajo National Monument preserves three intact cliff dwellings of theAncestral Puebloan people. A visitor center, museum, three short self-guidedtrails, two small campgrounds, and a picnic area provide service to travelersthat make the trek to this remote hamlet. Rangers guide tours to cliffdwellings. Please call 928-672-2700.]Notes[]Name[ Organ Pipe CactusType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 10 Organ Pipe DriveCity[ AjoState[ AZZip[ 85321-9626Phone[ 520-387-6849Desc[ Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument celebrates the life and landscape ofthe Sonoran Desert. In this desert wilderness, you may drive a lonely road,hike a backcountry trail, camp beneath a clear desert sky, marvel atmagnificent cactus, or soak in the warmth and beauty of the Southwest. Wewelcome you into this desert wild. It is yours to discover.]Notes[]Name[ Petrified ForestType[ ParkAddr[ Petrified Forest National ParkCity[ Petrified ForestState[ AZZip[ 86028Phone[ (928) 524-6228
  15. 15. Desc[ With one of the worlds largest and most colorful concentrations of petrifiedwood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures,archeological sites, and displays of 225 million year old fossils, this is asurprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science.]Notes[]Name[ Pipe SpringType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ HC 65 Box 5City[ FredoniaState[ AZZip[ 86022Phone[ 928-643-7105Desc[ American Indians, Mormon pioneers, plants, animals, and others havedepended on the life-giving water found at Pipe Spring. Learn about pioneerand Kaibab Paiute life: -at the Visitor Center and Museum -on guided toursof an historic fort -during living history demonstrations -on self-guided tours ofthe grounds (historic buildings, farm animals, an orchard, garden, and ½ miletrail).]Notes[]Name[ Rainbow BridgeType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ PO Box 1507City[ PageState[ AZZip[ 86040-1507Phone[ 928-608-6404Desc[ Rainbow Bridge is the worlds largest known natural bridge. The span hasundoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboringAmerican Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 300,000people from around the world who visit it each year. Please visit RainbowBridge in a spirit that honors and respects the cultures to whom it is sacred.]Notes[]Name[ SaguaroType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Saguaro National Park-Headquarters and Rincon Mountain DistrictCity[ TucsonState[ AZZip[ 85730-5601Phone[ (520) 733-5153Desc[ Enormous cacti, silhouetted by the setting sun, for most of us the GiantSaguaro is the universal symbol of the American West. And yet, thesemajestic plants are only found in a small portion of the United States.Saguaro National Park protects some of the most impressive forests ofthese sub-tropical giants, on the edge of the modern City of Tucson.
  16. 16. ]Notes[]Name[ Sunset Crater VolcanoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Flagstaff Area National Monuments - SUCRCity[ FlagstaffState[ AZZip[ 86004Phone[ 928-526-0502Desc[ Sunset Crater Volcano was born in a series of eruptions sometime between1040 and 1100. Powerful explosions profoundly affected the lives of localpeople and forever changed the landscape and ecology of the area. Lavaflows and cinders still look as fresh and rugged as the day they formed. Butamong dramatic geologic features, youll find trees, wildflowers, and signs ofwildlife - life returns.]Notes[]Name[ TontoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ HC02 Box 4602City[ RooseveltState[ AZZip[ 85545Phone[ (928) 467-2241Desc[ Situated within rugged terrain in the northeastern part of the SonoranDesert,these well-preserved cliff dwellings were occupied during the 13th, 14th, andearly 15th centuries.]Notes[]Name[ TumacácoriType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Tumacácori National Historical ParkCity[ TumacacoriState[ AZZip[ 85640Phone[ 520-398-2341Desc[ Tumacácori NHP protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins in southernArizona: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. The adobe structures are onthree sites, with a visitor center at Tumacácori. These missions are amongmore than twenty established in the Pimería Alta by Father Kino and otherJesuits, and later expanded upon by Franciscan missionaries.]Notes[]Name[ TuzigootType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Tuzigoot National Monument
  17. 17. City[ Camp VerdeState[ AZZip[ 86322Phone[ 928-634-5564Desc[ Crowning a desert hilltop is an ancient pueblo. From a roof top a child scansthe desert landscape for the arrival of traders, who are due any day now.What riches will they bring? What stories will they tell? Will all of them return?From the top of the Tuzigoot Pueblo it is easy to imagine such an importantmoment. Tuzigoot is an ancient village or pueblo built by a culture known asthe Sinagua. The pueblo consisted of 110 rooms including second and thirdstory structures. The first buildings were built around A.D. 1000. The Sinaguawere agriculturalists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles.The people left the area around 1400. The site is currently comprised of 42acres.]Notes[]Name[ Walnut CanyonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Flagstaff Area National Monuments - WACACity[ FlagstaffState[ AZZip[ 86004Phone[ (928)526-3367Desc[ Walk in the footsteps of people who lived at Walnut Canyon more than 700years ago. Peer into their homes, cliff dwellings built deep within canyonwalls. The presence of water in a dry land made the canyon rare andvaluable to its early human inhabitants. It remains valuable today as habitatfor plants and animals. See for yourself on trails along the canyon rim andinto the depths.]Notes[]Name[ WupatkiType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Flagstaff Area National Monuments - WUPACity[ FlagstaffState[ AZZip[ 86004Phone[ (928) 679-2365Desc[ Less than 800 years ago, Wupatki Pueblo was the largest pueblo around. Itflourished for a time as a meeting place of different cultures. Yet this was oneof the warmest and driest places on the Colorado Plateau, offering littleobvious food, water, or comfort. How and why did people live here? Thebuilders of Wupatki and nearby pueblos have moved on, but their legacyremains.]Notes[]Name[ Alcatraz Island
  18. 18. Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Golden Gate National Recreation AreaCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123Phone[ (415) 561-4900Desc[ Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and USfort on the West Coast, an infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to thepublic (and despised by inmates), and the historic 18 month occupation byIndians of All Tribes. Rich in cultural history, there is also a natural side to theRock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.]Notes[]Name[ CabrilloType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Superintendent Terry DiMattio,City[ San DiegoState[ CAZip[ 92106-3601Phone[ (619) 557-5450Desc[ Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillostepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the WestCoast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th centuryexploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources.Join us and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery.]Notes[]Name[ Channel IslandsType[ ParkAddr[ Channel Islands National ParkCity[ VenturaState[ CAZip[ 93001Phone[ 805-658-5730Desc[ Close to the California mainland, yet worlds apart, Channel Islands NationalPark encompasses five remarkable islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, SantaRosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara) and their ocean environment,preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolationover thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, andarcheological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve aplace where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it oncewas.]Notes[]Name[ Death ValleyType[ ParkAddr[ Death Valley National Park
  19. 19. City[ Death ValleyState[ CAZip[ 92328Phone[ (760) 786-3200Desc[ Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snowcappedmountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and threemillion acres of stone wilderness. Home to the Timbisha Shoshone and toplants and animals unique to the harshest deserts. A place of legend and aplace of trial. Death Valley.]Notes[]Name[ Devils PostpileType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 3999City[ Mammoth LakesState[ CAZip[ 93546Phone[ 760-934-2289Desc[ Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile NationalMonument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery. The formation is arare sight in the geologic world and ranks as one of the worlds finestexamples of columnar basalt. Its columns tower 60 feet high and display anunusual symmetry.]Notes[]Name[ Eugene ONeillType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 280City[ DanvilleState[ CAZip[ 94526Phone[ (925) 838-0249Desc[ Americas only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene ONeill, chose to livein Northern California at the climax of his writing career. Isolated from theworld and within the walls of his home, ONeill wrote his final and mostmemorable plays; The Iceman Cometh, Long Days Journey Into Night, and AMoon for the Misbegotten. Reservations are required to visit this site.]Notes[]Name[ Fort PointType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Fort Point NHSCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123Phone[ (415) 556-1693
  20. 20. Desc[ From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Pointprotected San Francisco harbor from Confederate & foreign attack during &after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of themaster brick mason from the Civil War period.]Notes[]Name[ Golden GateType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Golden Gate National Recreation AreaCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123-0022Phone[ (415) 561-4700Desc[ Golden Gate National Parks chronicle two hundred years of history, from theNative American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the MexicanRepublic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution ofAmerican coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco.]Notes[]Name[ John MuirType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 4202 Alhambra AvenueCity[ MartinezState[ CAZip[ 94553Phone[ (925)228-8860Desc[ John Muir National Historic Site preserves the Victorian home of the notedauthor and preservationist. Surrounded by almost 9 acres of fruit orchardsand 326 acres of oak woodland, the site today is just a small piece of theoriginal 2,600 acre ranch. The United States is forever indebted to the"Father of the National Park Service" for helping to preserve this countriesgreatest treasures.]Notes[]Name[ Joshua TreeType[ ParkAddr[ 74485 National Park DriveCity[ Twentynine PalmsState[ CAZip[ 92277-3597Phone[ 760-367-5500Desc[]Notes[]Name[ Juan Bautista de AnzaType[ Trail
  21. 21. Addr[ Pacific West Regional OfficeCity[ OaklandState[ CAZip[ 94607Phone[ 510-817-1438Desc[ "Everyone mount up!" This became a familiar call from Spanish CaptainJuan Bautista de Anza. In 1776, as Americans fought for their independencein the East, Anza led almost 300 people over 1200 miles to settle AltaCalifornia. It was the first overland route established to connect New Spainwith San Francisco. Walk in their footsteps from Nogales, Arizona to SanFrancisco, California.]Notes[]Name[ Lassen VolcanicType[ ParkAddr[ Lassen Volcanic National ParkCity[ MineralState[ CAZip[ 96063Phone[ (530) 595-4444Desc[ To visit Lassen Volcanic National Park is to witness a brief moment in theancient battle between the earth shaping forces of creation and destructionin Northern California. Nestled within Lassens peaceful forests anduntouched wilderness, hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots still shapeand change the land, evidence of Lassen’s long fiery and active past.]Notes[]Name[ Lava BedsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[City[ TulelakeState[ CAZip[ 96134Phone[ 530-667-8104Desc[ Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological andhistorical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the MedicineLake shield volcano created an incredibly rugged landscape punctuated bycinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones, lava tube caves and pit craters.These lava tube caves, of which there are more than 500 in the Monument,are a favorite underground destination for visitors to explore.]Notes[]Name[ ManzanarType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Manzanar National Historic SiteCity[ IndependenceState[ CA
  22. 22. Zip[ 93526-0426Phone[ (760) 878-2932Desc[ In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men,women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote,military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of tencamps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese alienswere interned during World War II.]Notes[]Name[ MojaveType[ ParkAddr[ Superintendent, Mojave National PreserveCity[ BarstowState[ CAZip[ 92311Phone[ (760)252-6100Desc[ Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, andcarpetsof wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons,mountains and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads, androck-walled military outposts. Located between Los Angeles and LasVegas, Mojave provides serenity and solitude from the crowds of majormetropolitan areas.]Notes[]Name[ Muir WoodsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Muir Woods National MonumentCity[ Mill ValleyState[ CAZip[ 94941-2696Phone[ (415) 388-2595Desc[ "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all theforests of the world," declared conservationist John Muir when describing themajestic coast redwoods of Muir Woods.]Notes[]Name[ PinnaclesType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 5000 Hwy. 146City[ PaicinesState[ CAZip[ 95043Phone[ 831-389-4485Desc[ Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of centralCalifornias Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancientvolcano. Massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and taluspassages define millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate
  23. 23. movement.]Notes[]Name[ Point ReyesType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Point Reyes National SeashoreCity[ Point Reyes StationState[ CAZip[ 94956Phone[ (415) 464-5100Desc[ From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands andexpansive sand beaches through its open grasslands to its brushy hillsidesand forested ridges, visitors can discover over 1000 species of plants andanimals. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, Point Reyespreserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyesawaits your exploration.]Notes[]Name[ Port Chicago Naval MagazineType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ National Park ServiceCity[ DanvilleState[ CAZip[ 94526Phone[ (925) 838-0249Desc[ On the evening of July 17, 1944, residents in the San Francisco east bayarea were jolted awake by a massive explosion that cracked windows and litup the night sky. At Port Chicago Naval Magazine, 320 men were instantlykilled when the munitions ships they were loading with ammunition for thePacific theatre troops mysteriously blew up. Reservations are required tovisit this site.]Notes[]Name[ Presidio of San FranciscoType[ ParkAddr[ Golden Gate National Recreation AreaCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123Phone[ (415) 561-4323Desc[ For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. Worldand local events, from military campaigns to the rise of aviation, from WorldFairs to earthquakes, left their mark. Come enjoy the history and beauty ofthe Presidio. Explore centuries of architecture. Reflect in a nationalcemetery. Walk through an historic airfield, forests, or to beaches, andadmire spectacular vistas.]
  24. 24. Notes[]Name[ RedwoodType[ ParkAddr[ Redwood National and State ParksCity[ Crescent CityState[ CAZip[ 95531Phone[ 707-464-6101Desc[ Stand at the base of a coast redwood and even the huckleberry bushestower over you. Watch bronze Roosevelt elk grazing in the prairies. Observethe tail of a female Chinook salmon heave skyward as she makes a nest forher eggs. Whether a morning or night person, you can hear the threatenedmarbled murrelets keer across the treetops as they fly from sea to mossynest.]Notes[]Name[ Rosie the Riveter WWII Home FrontType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1401 Marina Way SouthCity[ RichmondState[ CAZip[ 94804Phone[ 510 232-5050Desc[ Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, locatedin the wartime boomtown of Richmond, California, preserves and interpretsthe stories and places of our nations home front response to World War II.]Notes[]Name[ San Francisco MaritimeType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ San Francisco Maritime NHPCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123Phone[ (415)447-5000Desc[ Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing infrom the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fishermans Wharf neighborhood,San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds,smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.]Notes[]Name[ Santa Monica MountainsType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaCity[ Thousand OaksState[ CA
  25. 25. Zip[ 91360Phone[ (805) 370-2300Desc[ Portraying Africa, the Amazon, and the old west? Thats talent! Combiningthe scenic and the imagination play a big role in the movies and at thisnational park! Close to Hollywood, with beaches, grasslands, canyons, andoak woodlands, this coastal mountain range has star quality! Explore a rare,diverse landscape inspiring preservation and creativity. Meet the SantaMonica Mountains in person.]Notes[]Name[ Sequoia & Kings CanyonType[ ParkAddr[ 47050 Generals HighwayCity[ Three RiversState[ CAZip[ 93271-9700Phone[ 1-559-565-3341Desc[ These twin parks hold monuments to natures size, beauty, and diversity:Immense mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns ... and theworlds largest trees! The parks lie in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of theSan Joaquin Valley. Activities vary greatly by season and by elevation.Explore your many options using the links below.]Notes[]Name[ WhiskeytownType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Whiskeytown NRACity[ WhiskeytownState[ CAZip[ 96095Phone[ 530 242-3400Desc[ Located 8 miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area islocated at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edgeof the Sacramento Valley, making it home to a special collection of animaland plant life. Some of the parks features are Whiskeytown Lake, ShastaBally (6,209 ft.) and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiastsopportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking and horsebackriding.]Notes[]Name[ YosemiteType[ ParkAddr[ SuperintendentCity[ Yosemite National ParkState[ CAZip[ 95389Phone[ 209-372-0200
  26. 26. Desc[ but a shrine to human foresight, strength of granite, power of glaciers, thepersistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. Yosemite NationalPark, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known forits waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deepvalleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, andmuch more.]Notes[]Name[ Cache la Poudre River CorridorType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Liz Lacy, National Park ServiceCity[ Fort CollinsState[ COZip[ 80526Phone[ 202-354-6900Desc[ Cache la Poudre River Corridor encompasses the flood plain of the Cachela Poudre River in Colorado. This heritage area commemorates thecontributions of the River to the development of water law in the WesternUnited States, the evolution of complex water delivery systems, and theshaping of the regions cultural heritage. Recreational activities includehiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking]Notes[]Name[ Bents Old FortType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 35110 Highway 194 EastCity[ La JuntaState[ COZip[ 81050-9523Phone[ 719-383-5010Desc[ Bents Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840’s adobefur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders,trappers, travelers, and Plains Indian tribes came together in peaceful termsfor trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells ofthe past with guided tours, demonstrations, and special events.]Notes[]Name[ Black Canyon Of The GunnisonType[ ParkAddr[ Park HeadquartersCity[ GunnisonState[ COZip[ 81230Phone[ 970-641-2337Desc[ The Black Canyon of the Gunnisons unique and spectacular landscape wasformed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hardProterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the
  27. 27. narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the BlackCanyon of the Gunnison.]Notes[]Name[ ColoradoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Colorado National MonumentCity[ FruitaState[ COZip[ 81521-0001Phone[ 970-858-3617Desc[ Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of theAmerican West. Sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths, colorfulformations, desert bighorn sheep, soaring eagles, and a spectacular roadreflect the environment and history of the plateau-and-canyon country.]Notes[]Name[ CurecantiType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 102 Elk CreekCity[ GunnisonState[ COZip[ 81230Phone[ 970-641-2337Desc[ Three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River,form the heart of Curecanti. Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorados largest bodyof water, and is the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the U.S. Morrow PointReservoir is the beginning of the Black Canyon, and below, East Portal is thesite of the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil EngineeringLandmark.]Notes[]Name[ DinosaurType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Dinosaur National MonumentCity[ DinosaurState[ COZip[ 81610-9724Phone[ (970)374-3000Desc[ As you explore the craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago worldwhere the largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died. While themain exhibit wall of dinosaur fossils is closed, some fossils can be seen byhiking 1/2 mile from the Temporary Visitor Center. You can also view rock artand captivating scenery, explore homestead sites, and go whitewater rafting.]Notes[]
  28. 28. Name[ Florissant Fossil BedsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 185City[ FlorissantState[ COZip[ 80816-0185Phone[ (719)748-3253Desc[ Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richestand most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps upto 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants revealthe story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.]Notes[]Name[ Great Sand DunesType[ ParkAddr[ 11500 Highway 150City[ MoscaState[ COZip[ 81146-9798Phone[ 719-378-6300Desc[ Welcome to the official National Park Service web site for Great SandDunes National Park and Preserve. In this high mountain valley are thetallest dunes in North America, flanked by some of the highest peaks in theRocky Mountains. The park and preserve protects much of the Great SandDunes natural system, including alpine tundra and lakes, forests, streams,dunes, grasslands, and wetlands.]Notes[]Name[ HovenweepType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ McElmo RouteCity[ CortezState[ COZip[ 81321Phone[ (970)562-4282Desc[ Hovenweep National Monument protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-eravillages spread over a twenty-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons alongthe Utah-Colorado border. Multi-storied towers perched on canyon rims andbalanced on boulders lead visitors to marvel at the skill and motivation oftheir builders. Hovenweep is noted for its solitude and undeveloped, naturalcharacter.]Notes[]Name[ Mesa VerdeType[ ParkAddr[ PO Box 8City[ Mesa Verde
  29. 29. State[ COZip[ 81330-0008Phone[ 970-529-4465Desc[ Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the livesof the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years,from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects over 4,000 knownarcheological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of themost notable and best preserved in the United States.]Notes[]Name[ Rocky MountainType[ ParkAddr[ Rocky Mountain National ParkCity[ Estes ParkState[ COZip[ 80517-8397Phone[ 970-586-1206Desc[ This living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, with elevationsranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at theweather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, provides visitors with opportunities forcountless breathtaking experiences and adventures.]Notes[]Name[ Sand Creek MassacreType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Sand Creek Massacre National Historic SiteCity[ EadsState[ COZip[ 81036Phone[ 719-438-5916Desc[ Please see PHOTOS & MULTIMEDIA for pictures of the parks recentDedication Ceremony. For a century and a half the Sand Creek Massacrehas continued to be one of our nations most profound historic events. Thepersonalities involved at Sand Creek, as well as its causes and aftermathhave been studied and debated for 143 years. ADDITIONALINFORMATION]Notes[]Name[ Yucca HouseType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ c/o Mesa Verde National ParkCity[ Mesa VerdeState[ COZip[ 81330Phone[ (970)529-4465Desc[ Yucca House National Monument is a large, unexcavated AncestralPuebloan surface site. Yucca House is located in Southwest Colorado
  30. 30. between the towns of Towaoc and Cortez. Currently, there are no facilities orfees at Yucca House.]Notes[]Name[ Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers ValleyType[ Heritage AreaAddr[ Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor, Inc.City[ PutnamState[ CTZip[ 06260Phone[ 860-963-7226Desc[ This is a special kind of park. It embraces numerous towns, villages and atotal population of about 300,000. Quinebaug & Shetucket is not a traditionalpark. Instead, citizens, businesses, nonprofit cultural and environmentalorganizations, local and state governments, and the National Park Servicework together to preserve and celebrate the regions cultural, historical andnatural heritage.]Notes[]Name[ Weir FarmType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 735 Nod Hill RoadCity[ WiltonState[ CTZip[ 06897Phone[ 203-834-1896Desc[ In June of 1882, painter J. Alden Weir boarded a train from New York boundfor his modest farm among the hills of Branchville, CT. Once here, Weir andhis family transformed their summer retreat into a creative refuge for friendsand fellow artists. After Weir, artists Mahonri Young and Sperry Andrewslived and worked here, continuing the legacy of artistic expression that stillinspires today.]Notes[]Name[ AnacostiaType[ ParkAddr[ National Capital Parks - EastCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ (202) 690-5185Desc[ Listen! Beneath the bustle of busy Washington, DC, the sounds of friends,families, and fun can be heard. Authorized almost a hundred years ago as amultiple use park, Anacostia Park serves as a city playground whileprotecting the natural scenery and water quality of the Anacostia River. Thepark serves as an example of how far-sighted urban planning of Congressserves todays generation as well.
  31. 31. ]Notes[]Name[ Constitution GardensType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Constitution GardensCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ Dedicated in 1976, Constitution Gardens serves as an oasis within thebustling city for visitors, residents and wildlife. A memorial island in themiddle of an artificial lake has stones bearing the names and signatures ofthe fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Their pledgeto freedom exists as a living tribute within this natural setting celebrating theU.S. Constitution.]Notes[]Name[ Fords TheatreType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 900 Ohio Drive, SWCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024-2000Phone[ 202-426-6924Desc[ The evening of April 14, 1865, has forever been marked with tragedy. Onthat night, our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated in FordsTheatre by actor John Wilkes Booth. Just days after General Lee’sConfederate troops surrendered at Appomattox, VA, a time of hope andpeace in Washington and around the country turned to a period of mourningthat America had never seen before.]Notes[]Name[ Fort Dupont ParkType[ ParkAddr[ National Capital Parks - East H.Q.City[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ (202)690-5185Desc[ A "park for all seasons" describes the 376 rolling wooded acres that makeup one of the largest parks in all of Washington. Picnics, nature walks, CivilWar programs, gardening, environmental education, music, skating, sports,and youth programs are among the varied seasonal activities possible atthis spacious area east of the Anacostia River. Among the traces of oldroadways, oaks, beech, and maples that cover the hillsides. squirrels andrabbits find homes along with the night foragers - raccoons and opossums.Fort Dupont Park is named for the Civil War earthwork fort located within the
  32. 32. park. It is one of the forts that are collectively known as the "Fort CircleParks", or the Civil War Defenses of Washington.]Notes[]Name[ Franklin Delano RooseveltType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Franklin Deleano Roosevelt MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. These are the words of our 32ndPresident, a man who truly knew the meaning of the word courage. Despite,at age 39, being stricken with polio and paralyzed from the waist down, heemerged as a true leader, guiding our country through some of its darkesttimes: the Great Depression and World War II. The FDR Memorial honorsthis man and his story.]Notes[]Name[ Frederick DouglassType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1411 W Street SECity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ 202-426-5961Desc[ The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is dedicated to preservingthelegacy of the most famous 19th century African American. His life was atestament to the courage and persistence that serves as an inspiration tothose who struggle in the cause of liberty and justice. Visitors to the site learnabout his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for rights for alloppressed people.]Notes[]Name[ George MasonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ George Mason MemorialCity[ WashintonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The George Mason Memorial, dedicated on April 9, 2002, honors the littleknown but widely felt contributions of an important Founding Father. Thememorial is located in East Potomac Park near the Thomas JeffersonMemorial. Born in 1725 George Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration ofRights and later attended the Constitutional Convention in 1787.]
  33. 33. Notes[]Name[ Harmony HallType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Harmony Hall C/O National Capital Parks-EastCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ (202) 690-5185Desc[ A two-and-one-half story eighteenth century Georgian country house of redbrick set in Flemish bond. Sixty five acres of wooded areas surround thehouse. Broad Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, is part of HarmonyHalls vast and varied agricultural, cultural and natural histories.]Notes[]Name[ John EricssonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 900 Ohio Drive, SWCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ During his lifetime, John Ericsson revolutionized several facets oftechnology.The Swedish-born engineer-inventor is best known for his work during theCivil War when he transformed naval warfare through his design of the ironplatedUSS Monitor. The movements of Ericssons pencil across his draftingboard were as crucial to victory as the movements of Lincoln’s armiesacross battlefields.]Notes[]Name[ Korean War VeteransType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Korean War Veterans MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ "Freedom is not free." Here, one finds the expression of American gratitudeto those who restored freedom to South Korea. Nineteen stainless steelsculptures stand silently under the watchful eye of a sea of faces upon agranite wall—reminders of the human cost of defending freedom. Theseelements all bear witness to the patriotism, devotion to duty, and courage ofKorean War veterans.]Notes[]Name[ LincolnType[ Monument/Memorial
  34. 34. Addr[ Lincoln MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union,the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words,the 16th President of the United States—the Great Emancipator andpreserver of the nation during the Civil War—sits immortalized in marble. Asan enduring symbol of Freedom, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone whoseeks inspiration and hope.]Notes[]Name[ Mary McLeod Bethune Council HouseType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1318 Vermont Avenue NWCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20005Phone[ (202) 673-2402Desc[ Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest national and internationalrecognition at the Washington, DC townhouse at 1318 Vermont Avenue,NW, that is now this Historic Site. It was the first headquarters of the NationalCouncil of Negro Women (NCNW) and was her last home in Washington,DC. From here, Bethune and the Council spearheaded strategies anddeveloped programs that advanced the interests of African Americanwomen and the Black community.]Notes[]Name[ National Capital Parks-EastType[ ParkAddr[ 1900 Anacostia Drive, SECity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020-6722Phone[ 202-690-5185Desc[ Welcome to National Capital Parks-East! We invite you to journey to parksBeyond the Capital of Washington, D.C. National Capital Parks-East is 13park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres ofhistoric, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearbyMaryland suburbs.]Notes[]Name[ National MallType[ ParkAddr[ The National MallCity[ Washington
  35. 35. State[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ Impressive structures border it, monuments and memorials stand near it,great museums exist upon it, and grand trees help shade it, yet the harmonyof these things together merely enhances the concept at its very best. TheMall is the heart of the Nations Capital and of the entire United States ofAmerica. Here, the nation celebrates, honors, and demonstrates itscommitment to democracy.]Notes[]Name[ National Mall & Memorial ParksType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ National Mall & Memorial ParksCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024-2000Phone[ 202.485.9880Desc[ Officially established in 1965, National Mall & Memorial Parks containssome of the oldest protected park lands in the National Park Service. Theareas within National Mall & Memorial Parks provides visitors with ampleopportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage andsacrifice of war veterans; celebrate the United States commitment tofreedom and equality.]Notes[]Name[ National World War IIType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ World War II MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The National World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice andcelebrates the victory of the of the WWII generation. Friedrich St.Florianswinning design balances classical and modernist styles of architecture,harmonizes with its natural and cultural surroundings, and connects thelegacy of the American Revolution and the American Civil War with greatcrusade to rid the world of fascism.]Notes[]Name[ Old Post Office TowerType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Old Post Office TowerCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024
  36. 36. Phone[ 202-606-8691Desc[ The Old Post Office, built between 1892 and 1899, is home to the Bells ofCongress, which were a present from England on our Nations Bicentennial.From the observation deck, located 270 feet above the street level, thevisitor can get a spectacular view of our nation’s capital.]Notes[]Name[ Peirce MillType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Rock Creek Parkway @ Tilden St.City[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20008Phone[ 202-282-0927Desc[ Peirce Mill was built in the 1820s, and operated commercially until 1897.The United States Government acquired the mill as part of Rock Creek Parkin 1892. Currently the mill is not operating. It is being preserved andultimately will be made operable again when sufficient funding for repairs ismade available. Peirce Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.]Notes[]Name[ Pennsylvania AvenueType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ The National MallCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024-2000Phone[ 202-485-9880Desc[ Pennsylvania Avenue is among the worlds most famous streets. It is knownthe world over as the heart of the Nations Capital. Americas history hasmarched, paraded, promenaded, and protested its way up and down theAvenue. It is no wonder that Pennsylvania Avenue is called the "AmericasMain Street." The Avenue is more than just another city street; it is, rather,Americas Ceremonial Way.]Notes[]Name[ Presidents Park (White House)Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Presidents ParkCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20242Phone[ 202-208-1631Desc[ Throughout the years Presidents Park has served many purposes fromboskto bivouac, from a field for infantry drills to a place for inaugural celebrations.With the White House as a back drop, President’s Park over time hasplayed host to suffragettes, freedom riders, anti-war protestors, Easter egg
  37. 37. rollers, and participants of festivities surrounding the lighting of the NationalChristmas Tree.]Notes[]Name[ Rock CreekType[ ParkAddr[ 3545 Williamsburg Lane, NWCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20008Phone[ 202-895-6000Desc[ Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nations capital. It offers visitors anopportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature.Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and the ebb and flow of Rock Creekemanate the delicate aura of the forest. Rock Creek Park BioBlitz 2007, a24-hour species inventory May 18,2007 to May 19, 2007 from noon untilnoon. more...]Notes[]Name[ Sewall-Belmont HouseType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 144 Constitution Ave., SECity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20002Phone[ (202) 546-1210Desc[ Welcome to National Capital Parks-East! We invite you to journey to parksBeyond the Capital of Washington, D.C. National Capital Parks-East is 13park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres ofhistoric, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearbyMaryland suburbs.]Notes[]Name[ SuitlandType[ ParkwayAddr[ National Capital Parks-EastCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ 202-690-5185Desc[ Welcome to National Capital Parks-East! We invite you to journey to parksBeyond the Capital of Washington, D.C. National Capital Parks-East is 13park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres ofhistoric, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearbyMaryland suburbs.]Notes[
  38. 38. ]Name[ The Old Stone HouseType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Old Stone HouseCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20008Phone[ 202-426-6851Desc[ In the midst of Washington, D.C., a city of grand memorials to nationalleaders and significant events, stands an unassuming buildingcommemorating the daily lives of ordinary Americans who made this city,and this nation, unique. The Old Stone House, one of the oldest knownstructures remaining in the nations capital, is a simple 18th century dwellingbuilt and inhabited by common people.]Notes[]Name[ Thomas JeffersonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Thomas Jefferson MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The words of Thomas Jefferson, some written more than 200 years ago,have shaped American ideals. Today, many of these impressive, stirringwords adorn the interior walls of his memorial. The Thomas JeffersonMemorial stands as a symbol of liberty and endures as a site for reflectionand inspiration for all citizens of the United States and the world.]Notes[]Name[ Vietnam VeteransType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Vietnam Veterans MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the VietnamVeteransMemorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation calledupon them. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that "the politics had eclipsed theveterans, their service and their lives." She kept the design elegantly simpleto “allow everyone to respond and remember.”]Notes[]Name[ WashingtonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Washington Monument
  39. 39. City[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024-2000Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The Washington Monument is the most prominent, as well as one of theolder, attractions in Washington, D.C. It was built in honor of GeorgeWashington, who led the country to independence, and then became its firstPresident. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, 555 5/8" high,and averages 30 to 40 miles visibility in clear weather. It was finished onDecember 6, 1884.]Notes[]Name[ Big CypressType[ ParkAddr[ 33100 Tamiami Trail EastCity[ OchopeeState[ FLZip[ 34141-1000Phone[ 239-695-2000Desc[ The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of theneighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Floridassouthwest coast. Protecting over 720,000 acres of this vast swamp, BigCypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperateplant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including theelusive Florida Panther.]Notes[]Name[ BiscayneType[ ParkAddr[ 9700 SW 328 StreetCity[ HomesteadState[ FLZip[ 33033-5634Phone[ 305-230-1144Desc[ Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rarecombination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweledcoral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, frompirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoorsenthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in arocking chair gazing out over the bay.]Notes[]Name[ CanaveralType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Canaveral National SeashoreCity[ TitusvilleState[ FL
  40. 40. Zip[ 32796-3521Phone[ 321-267-1110Desc[ Situated on a barrier island along Floridas east coast, inviting parkhighlightsinclude pristine, undeveloped beach, dunes and lagoon offering sanctuary toan abundant blend of plants and animals. Year-round recreation includesfishing, boating, canoeing, surfing, sunbathing, swimming, hiking, camping,nature and historical trails. more]Notes[]Name[ Castillo De San MarcosType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ One South Castillo DriveCity[ St. AugustineState[ FLZip[ 32084Phone[ 904-829-6506Desc[ A monument not only of stone and mortar but of human determination andendurance, the Castillo de San Marcos symbolizes the clash betweencultures which ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation. Still resonantwith the struggles of an earlier time, these original walls provide tangibleevidence of Americas grim but remarkable history.]Notes[]Name[ De SotoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P. O. Box 15390City[ BradentonState[ FLZip[ 34280-5390Phone[ (941) 792-0458Desc[ On a swelteringly hot day in May 1539, Spaniard Hernando de Sotosplashed ashore at Tampa Bay intent on capturing the riches of La Floridaby any means necessary. His army was alternately welcomed and opposedby Native American tribes throughout what is now the Southeastern UnitedStates in a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare,disease, and discovery.]Notes[]Name[ Dry TortugasType[ ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 6208City[ Key WestState[ FLZip[ 33041Phone[ 305-242-7700Desc[ Almost 70 miles (112.9 km) west of Key West lies a cluster of seven islands,composed of coral reefs and sand, called the Dry Tortugas. Along with the
  41. 41. surrounding shoals and waters, they make up Dry Tortugas National Park.The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, its legends of piratesand sunken gold, and its military past.]Notes[]Name[ EvergladesType[ ParkAddr[ 40001 State Road 9336City[ HomesteadState[ FLZip[ 33034-6733Phone[ 305-242-7700Desc[ Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the UnitedStates. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as theAmerican crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. It has beendesignated an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, anda Wetland of International Importance, in recognition of its significance to allthe people of the world.]Notes[]Name[ Fort CarolineType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 12713 Fort Caroline Rd.City[ JacksonvilleState[ FLZip[ 32225Phone[ (904) 641-7155Desc[ At the settlement of la Caroline, French settlers struggled for survival in a newworld. Many sought religious freedom in a new land, while others weresoldiers or tradesmen starting a new life. The climactic battles fought herebetween the French and Spanish marked the first time that European nationsfought for control of lands in what is now the United States. It would not bethe last time.]Notes[]Name[ Fort MatanzasType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 8635 A1A SouthCity[ St. AugustineState[ FLZip[ 32080Phone[ 904-471-0116Desc[ Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought forcontrol in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded St.Augustines southern river approach. The colonial wars are over, but themonument is still protecting—not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrierisland and the plants and animals who survive there amidst a sea of modern
  42. 42. development.]Notes[]Name[ Gulf IslandsType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Park HeadquartersCity[ Gulf BreezeState[ FLZip[ 32563-5000Phone[ 850-934-2600Desc[ Island beaches, sparkling waters, bayous, historic forts and recreationalopportunities are plentiful in Gulf Islands National Seashore, the nationslargest. Open year-round, the Seashore is in Mississippi and Florida. Gentlebreezes, tides and hurricanes constantly reshape this dynamic landscape.]Notes[]Name[ TimucuanType[ ParkAddr[ 12713 Fort Caroline Rd.City[ JacksonvilleState[ FLZip[ 32225Phone[ (904) 641-7155Desc[ Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast.Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of saltmarshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.]Notes[]Name[ AndersonvilleType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Andersonville National Historic SiteCity[ AndersonvilleState[ GAZip[ 31711Phone[ 229-924-0343Desc[ From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Americanprisoners of war have endured untold hardships, and shown tremendouscourage. Andersonville NHS commemorates the sacrifices of these braveAmericans through exhibits in the National Prisoner of War Museum;preserves the site of Camp Sumter (Andersonville prison); and managesAndersonville National Cemetery.]Notes[]Name[ Chattahoochee RiverType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 1978 Island Ford Parkway
  43. 43. City[ AtlantaState[ GAZip[ 30350-3400Phone[ 678-538-1200Desc[ Today the river valley attracts us for so many reasons. Take a solitary walk toenjoy natures display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fishthe misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sundayafternoon. Experience your Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.]Notes[]Name[ Chickamauga & ChattanoogaType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMPCity[ Fort OglethorpeState[ GAZip[ 30742Phone[ 706-866-9241Desc[ In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, thegateway to the deep south. The Confederates were victorious at nearbyChickamauga in September, but renewed fighting in Chattanooga inNovember gave Union troops final control. Chickamauga and ChattanoogaNational Military Park, the nation’s first, was created in 1890 to preserve andcommemorate these battlefields.]Notes[]Name[ Cumberland IslandType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ P.O. Box 806City[ Saint MarysState[ GAZip[ 31558Phone[ 877-860-6787Desc[ Cumberland Island is Georgias largest and southernmost barrier island.Pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisperthe stories of both man and nature. Come walk in the footsteps of earlynatives, explorers, and wealthy industrialists. Enjoy ranger guided tours orexplore in quiet solitude. Your trip begins here.]Notes[]Name[ Fort FredericaType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 6515 Frederica Rd.City[ St. Simons IslandState[ GAZip[ 31522Phone[ (912) 638-3639Desc[ Georgias fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forcesclashed
  44. 44. on St. Simons Island. Fort Fredericas troops defeated the Spanish, ensuringGeorgias future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants ofFrederica are protected by the National Park Service.]Notes[]Name[ Fort PulaskiType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 30757City[ SavannahState[ GAZip[ 31410-0757Phone[ (912) 786-5787Desc[ The battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in militaryhistory. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. Theseaccurate, long-range weapons shattered Fort Pulaskis walls from over amile away. After thirty-hours of bombardment, the fort surrendered. The battlesurprised military strategists worldwide, signaling the end of masonryfortifications.]Notes[]Name[ Jimmy CarterType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 300 North Bond StreetCity[ PlainsState[ GAZip[ 31780Phone[ (229)824-4104Desc[ Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter learned the importance of hard work, honesty,virtue, love and mercy in the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working asfull partners, the Carters have dedicated their lives to peace, human rightsand public service throughout the world. Come explore the community thatinfluenced and shaped the life and values of the 39th President of the UnitedStates.]Notes[]Name[ Kennesaw MountainType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ Ranger ActivitiesCity[ KennesawState[ GAZip[ 30152Phone[ 770-427-4686 x0Desc[ It was a swelteringly hot and clear Monday, June 27, 1864, when some of theheaviest fighting of the Atlanta Campaign occurred here. Preserved arehistoric earthworks, cannon emplacements and monuments. Kennesaw NBPinterprets the historic events where over 5,350 soldiers were killed in thebattle fought here from June 19, 1864 through July 2, 1864.
  45. 45. ]Notes[]Name[ Martin Luther King JrType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 450 Auburn Avenue, NECity[ AtlantaState[ GAZip[ 30312-1525Phone[ 404-331-5190Desc[ Just past noon on January 15, 1929, a son was born to the Reverend andMrs. Martin Luther King, Sr., in an upstairs bedroom of 501 Auburn Avenue,in Atlanta, Georgia. It was in these surroundings of home, church (EbenezerBaptist Church), and neighborhood (Sweet Auburn) that "M.L." experiencedfamily and Christian love, segregation in the days of "Jim Crow" laws,diligence and tolerance.]Notes[]Name[ OcmulgeeType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 1207 Emery HighwayCity[ MaconState[ GAZip[ 31217-4399Phone[ 478-752-8257Desc[ Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of peopleand natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserve acontinuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times tothe present, there is evidence here of more than 12,000 years of humanhabitation. A diversity of natural and cultural resources combines to providean abundance of reasons to visit.]Notes[]Name[ War In The PacificType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ War in the Pacific NHPCity[ PitiState[ GUZip[ 96915Phone[ 671-472-7240Desc[ At War in the Pacific National Historical Park the former battlefields, gunemplacements, trenches, and historic structures all serve as silent remindersof the bloody World War II battles that ensued on Guam. While the park isknown for its historical resources, the warm climate, sandy beaches, andturquoise waters beckon visitors and residents to enjoy the islands naturalresources.]Notes[
  46. 46. ]Name[ Ala KahakaiType[ TrailAddr[ 73-4786 Kanalani Street, #14City[ Kailua-KonaState[ HIZip[ 96740Phone[ (808) 326-6012 x 101Desc[ Established in 2000 for the preservation, protection and interpretation oftraditional Native Hawaiian culture and natural resources, the Ala KahakaiNHT is a 175-mile trail corridor full of cultural and historical significance. Ittraverses through hundreds of ancient Hawaiian settlement sites and throughover 200 ahupuaa, or traditional sea to mountain land divisions. Culturalresources along the trail include several important heiau (temples), royalcenters, kahua (house site foundations), loko ia (fishponds) ko`a (fishingshrines), kii pohaku (petroglyphs), holua (stone slide), and wahi pana(sacred places). Natural Resources include anchialine ponds, pali(precipices), nearshore reefs, estuarine ecosystems, coastal vegetation,migratory birds, native sea turtle habitat, and several threatened andendangered endemic species of plants and animals.]Notes[]Name[ HaleakalaType[ ParkAddr[ Haleakala National ParkCity[ Makawao, MauiState[ HIZip[ 96768Phone[ 808.572.4400Desc[ This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiianculture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park alsocares for endangered species some of which exist nowhere else. Come visitthis special place - renew your spirit of adventure amid stark volcaniclandscapes, sub-tropical rain forest and the unforgettable experience ofhiking the backcountry.]Notes[]Name[ Hawaii VolcanoesType[ ParkAddr[ Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkCity[ Hawaii National ParkState[ HIZip[ 96718-0052Phone[ 808.985.6000Desc[ Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, displays the results of 70 million years ofvolcanism, migration, and evolution — processes that thrust a bare land fromthe sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture.
  47. 47. The park highlights two of the worlds most active volcanoes, and offersinsights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcaniclandscapes.]Notes[]Name[ KalaupapaType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Kalaupapa National Historical ParkCity[ KalaupapaState[ HIZip[ 96742Phone[ (808) 567-6802Desc[ The primary story being told at Kalaupapa National Historical Park is theforced isolation from 1866 until 1969 of people from Hawaii afflicted withHansens disease (leprosy) to the remote northern Kalaupapa peninsula onthe island of Molokai.]Notes[]Name[ Kaloko-HonokohauType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 73-4786 Kanalani St.City[ Kailua-KonaState[ HIZip[ 96740Phone[ 808.329.6881 (ext 1)Desc[ Along the western coastline of the Island of Hawaii lies the hot, rugged lavaof Kaloko-Honokohau. Some people find it difficult to understand why theancient Hawaiians chose to settle upon these stark lava fields. The reasonwas, perhaps, a spiritual one, for there was a spirit in Kaloko-Honokohau.The Hawaiians who first came to the area felt its presence in every rock andtree, in the gentle waters of shallow bays and in the tradewinds that gentlyswept across the lava flow. Perhaps you too will experience this spirit onyour visit to this National Historical Park.]Notes[]Name[ Pu`uhonua O HonaunauType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical ParkCity[ HonaunauState[ HIZip[ 96726Phone[ 808.328.2326Desc[ Step back in time to a sanctuary of Hawaiis past where traditional Hawaiianlifestyle is preserved. Ancient temples and ki’i (wooden images) whisperstories from the past. This place provided refuge to Hawaiians who camehere. Today, the park continues as a sanctuary for visitors seeking apeaceful place and as a safe haven for all of the native wildlife living here.
  48. 48. ]Notes[]Name[ Puukohola HeiauType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Puukohola Heiau NHSCity[ KawaihaeState[ HIZip[ 96743Phone[ 808-882-7218Desc[ Built between 1790-91 by Kamehameha I, Puukohola Heiau displays theskill of chiefs, men, women, and children under the astute leadership ofKamehameha I. With the assistance of two stranded European sailors, JohnYoung and Isaac Davis, Kamehameha I extended his reign over all HawaiianIslands. The remains of John Youngs homestead may be toured at the site.]Notes[]Name[ U S S ArizonaType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 1 Arizona Memorial PlaceCity[ HonoluluState[ HIZip[ 96818Phone[ (808) 422-0561Desc[ The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place for many of thebattleships 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.The national memorial commemorates the site where World War II began forthe United States. Experience history through the national memorialsprogram tour, museum, and wayside exhibits.]Notes[]Name[ Effigy MoundsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 151 HWY 76City[ Harpers FerryState[ IAZip[ 52146-7519Phone[ 563-873-3491Desc[ Before Europeans arrived, a unique American Indian "Effigy Mound" culturedeveloped in the upper Midwest building thousands of earthen mounds in theshape of animals across the landscape. Today, over two-hundred moundsare preserved intact here; thirty-one are effigies in the shape of bears andbirds found along hiking trails offering magnificent views of the MississippiRiver.]Notes[]Name[ Herbert Hoover
  49. 49. Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 110 Parkside DriveCity[ West BranchState[ IAZip[ 52358-0607Phone[ 319-643-2541Desc[ Herbert Hoover exemplified the ideal of individualism and the self-mademan. His expertise as a mining engineer made him a millionaire by age 40.Having been raised in the Quaker traditions of humanity and generosity,Hoover then embarked on a course of public service for the rest of his life.The Blacksmith Shop is temporarily closed.]Notes[]Name[ City Of RocksType[ ParkAddr[ City of Rocks National ReserveCity[ AlmoState[ IDZip[ 83312Phone[ 208-824-5519 ext. 0Desc[ This unique geologic area became a landmark in 1843 for California-boundemigrants. They left wagon ruts across the landscape and their signatures inaxle grease on Register Rock, Camp Rock and many others. A few granitepinnacles and monoliths are in excess of sixty stories tall and 2.5 billionyears old. The smooth granite faces offer exceptional rock climbing. Today,over 500 climbing routes have been identified. The Reserve is managed bythe Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation under a cooperativeagreement with the National Park Service.]Notes[]Name[ Craters Of The MoonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Craters of the Moon National Monument and PreserveCity[ P.O. Box 29, ArcoState[ IDZip[ 83213Phone[ (208) 527-3257Desc[ is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones andsagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape"where yesterdays volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow...]Notes[]Name[ Hagerman Fossil BedsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 570City[ HagermanState[ ID
  50. 50. Zip[ 83332Phone[ 208-837-4793Desc[ Hagerman Fossil Beds NM contains the largest concentration of HagermanHorse fossils in North America. The Monument is internationally significantbecause it protects the worlds richest known fossil deposits from a timeperiod called the late Pliocene epoch, 3.5 million years ago. These plantsand animals represent the last glimpse of time that existed before the IceAge, and the earliest appearances of modern flora and fauna.]Notes[]Name[ Minidoka InternmentType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 570City[ HagermanState[ IDZip[ 83332Phone[ 208 837-4793Desc[ The Pearl Harbor attack intensified hostility towards Japanese Americans.As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order9066 causing over 120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry(Nikkei) to leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind to move to one of tenRelocation Camps. This constituted the single largest forced relocation inU.S. history. Minidoka is the story of one Camp.]Notes[]Name[ Nez PerceType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Nez Perce National Historical ParkCity[ SpaldingState[ IDZip[ 83540-9715Phone[ (208) 843-2261Desc[ Since time immemorial, the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce have lived among therivers, canyons and prairies of the inland northwest. Despite the cataclysmicchange of the past two centuries, the Nez Perce are still here. Join us inexperiencing the story of a people who are still part of this landscape.]Notes[]Name[ Lincoln HomeType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Lincoln Home National Historic SiteCity[ SpringfieldState[ ILZip[ 62701-1905Phone[ 217-492-4241 ex.221Desc[ "I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a taskbefore me greater than that which rested upon Washington." Abraham
  51. 51. Lincoln left his home of seventeen years to serve as president of a nation onthe verge of Civil War. The Lincoln home has been restored to its 1860appearance, revealing Lincoln as husband, father, and politician and is opento the public for guided tours.]Notes[]Name[ George Rogers ClarkType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 401 S. 2nd St.City[ VincennesState[ INZip[ 47591-1001Phone[ (812) 882-1776 x110Desc[ The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Col. George Rogers Clark.His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, hadmarched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The forts captureassured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as theoriginal 13 states.]Notes[]Name[ Indiana DunesType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Indiana Dunes National LakeshoreCity[ PorterState[ INZip[ 46304Phone[ 219-926-7561 x225Desc[ Experience these sights at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Wavescrashing on sandy beaches, Karner Blue butterflies landing on wild lupines,Sweaty draft horses working the Chellberg Farm fields, Peaceful silencelingering along winter trails, and Bank swallows flying from their nest insidethe dunes.]Notes[]Name[ Lincoln BoyhoodType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 1816City[ Lincoln CityState[ INZip[ 47552-1816Phone[ (812) 937-4541Desc[ Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial preserves the site of the farm whereAbraham Lincoln spent 14 formative years of his life, from the ages of 7 to21. He and his family moved to Indiana in 1816 and stayed until 1830 whenthey moved on to Illinois.]
  52. 52. Notes[]Name[ Brown V Board Of EducationType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Brown v. Board of Education NHSCity[ TopekaState[ KSZip[ 66612-1143Phone[ 785-354-4273Desc[ The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation inpublic schools, is one of hope and courage. When the people agreed to beplaintiffs in the case, they never knew they would change history. The peoplewho make up this story were ordinary people. They were teachers,secretaries, welders, ministers and students who simply wanted to betreated equally.]Notes[]Name[ Fort LarnedType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Fort Larned NHSCity[ LarnedState[ KSZip[ 67550-9321Phone[ 620-285-6911Desc[ With nine beautifully restored buildings Fort Larned NHS gives you a chanceto experience military life on the Santa Fe Trail. Established on the vastprairie in western Kansas, troops stationed at Fort Larned protected mailcoaches, freighters and other Trail traffic. As the site of an Indian Agency,Fort Larned also was instrumental in maintaining friendly relations with PlainsIndians.]Notes[]Name[ Fort ScottType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 918City[ Fort ScottState[ KSZip[ 66701-0918Phone[ 620-223-0310Desc[ Promises made and broken! A town attacked at dawn! Thousands madehomeless by war! Soldiers fighting settlers! Each of these stories is a link inthe chain of events that encircled Fort Scott from 1842-73. All of the sitesstructures, its parade ground, and its tallgrass prairie bear witness to this erawhen the country was forged from a young republic into a unitedtranscontinental nation.]Notes[]
  53. 53. Name[ NicodemusType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Nicodemus NHSCity[ BogueState[ KSZip[ 67625-3015Phone[ 785-839-4233Desc[ An all Black Town settled by former slaves fleeing the south in 1877 after theReconstruction Period had ended following the Civil war is located in theNorthwest corner of Kansas. This living community is the only remaining allBlack Town west of the Mississippi River that was settled in the 1800s onthe western plains by former slaves. The families of the original settlerscontinue to carry on their sense of hard work.]Notes[]Name[ Tallgrass PrairieType[ ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 585, 226 BroadwayCity[ Cottonwood FallsState[ KSZip[ 66845Phone[ 620-273-8494Desc[ Tallgrass prairie once covered 400,000 square miles of North America.Less than 4 % remains, mostly in the Flint Hills of Kansas. On November 12,1996, legislation created the 10,894 acre preserve, which protects anationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem,while containing a unique collection of natural and cultural features from theAmerican Indian to present.]Notes[]Name[ Abraham Lincoln BirthplaceType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic SiteCity[ HodgenvilleState[ KYZip[ 42748Phone[ (270) 358-3137Desc[ The Site focuses on Lincolns life in Kentucky. The Birthplace Unitdemonstrates his humble beginnings with a symbolic birth cabin enshrinedwithin a neo-classic Memorial Building. The Boyhood Home Unit at KnobCreek Farm was home to Lincoln during his formative years. Events inKentucky helped mold a young boy into the man who became the nation’ssixteenth President.]Notes[]Name[ Cumberland GapType[ Historic Park/Site
  54. 54. Addr[ US 25E SouthCity[ MiddlesboroState[ KYZip[ 40965-1848Phone[ (606)248-2817Desc[ At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, theNative American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route throughthe mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers andtravelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails andscenic features found in the park.]Notes[]Name[ Mammoth CaveType[ ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 7City[ Mammoth CaveState[ KYZip[ 42259Phone[ 270-758-2180Desc[ Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of theGreen River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is theworlds longest cave system, with more than 365 miles explored. Early guideStephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but itsvast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name: Mammoth.]Notes[]Name[ Cane RiverType[ Heritage AreaAddr[ P. O. Box 1201City[ NatchitochesState[ LAZip[ 71458Phone[ 318-356-5555Desc[ Cane River National Heritage Area is a place where many cultures -American Indian, French, Spanish, African, Creole, and later American -came together to create a way of life dependent on the land, the river, andeach other.]Notes[]Name[ Cane River CreoleType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 400 Rapides Dr.City[ NatchitochesState[ LAZip[ 71457Phone[ 318-352-0383Desc[ Wander thoughtfully through the grounds of Oakland and Magnolia
  55. 55. Plantations. While admiring a hand-wrought door hinge or a cleverly-workedwooden gate, we might reflect on the social and agricultural practices thatbuilt these tenant houses, pigeonniers, carpenter and blacksmith shops. Thehand-hewn cypress beams, ancient bousillage walls, and weatheredfencerows may remind us of the people who not only left us this legacy ofrural landscapes and farm buildings, but also labored to bring the UnitedStates to the country it is today.]Notes[]Name[ Jean LafitteType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 419 Decatur StreetCity[ New OrleansState[ LAZip[ 70130-1035Phone[ (504)589-3882Desc[ Slow the pace a bit and waltz into the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center inEunice. Listen (or even dance) to the lively sounds of a local Cajun band.Sample gumbo, sauce piquant, or crawfish etouffee during weekly cookingdemonstrations. Discover the past and present lives of Louisianas prairieAcadians (Cajuns) through exhibits, artifacts, and films. The center sponsorsRendez-vous des Cajuns every Saturday night at the Liberty Theater nextdoor, an evening of live Cajun and zydeco music known locally as "the CajunGrand Ole Opry." The center also hosts demonstrations of spinning andweaving, musical instrument-making, and other local crafts. Completed craftitems are periodically on display as are exhibits of art and historicaldocuments. A wide assortment of publications, recorded music, childrensbooks, and craft items are available for purchase. Park rangers are on dutydaily to answer visitor questions; special talks and educational programs areavailable by reservation. For program listings for specific dates, seeschedule of events. For directions to the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center,see map. 250 West Park Avenue, Eunice 337-457-7700 Open Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Closed December25]Notes[]Name[ New Orleans JazzType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ HeadquartersCity[ New OrleansState[ LAZip[ 70130Phone[ 504-589-4806Desc[ A story rich with innovation, experimentation, controversy and emotion, thepark provides an ideal setting to share the cultural history of the people andplaces that helped shape the development and progression of jazz in NewOrleans.
  56. 56. ]Notes[]Name[ Poverty PointType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Poverty Point State Historic SiteCity[ EppsState[ LAZip[ 71237Phone[ 1-888-926-5492Desc[ Located in northeastern Louisiana, Poverty Point commemorates a culturethat thrived during the first and second millennia B.C. This site, whichcontains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America, ismanaged by the state of Louisiana. These state park facilities are open tothe public. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO FEDERAL FACILITIES.]Notes[]Name[ AdamsType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Adams National Historical ParkCity[ QuincyState[ MAZip[ 02169-1749Phone[ (617) 770-1175Desc[ Adams National Historical Park tells the story of four generations of theAdams family (from 1720 to 1927). The park has two main sites: theBirthplaces of 2nd U.S. President John Adams and 6th U.S. President JohnQuincy Adams, and Peacefield including the "Old House," home to fourgenerations of the Adams family, and the Stone Library which contains morethan 14,000 historic volumes.]Notes[]Name[ BostonType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Boston National Historical ParkCity[ BostonState[ MAZip[ 02129Phone[ 617-242-5642Desc[ Bostonians blazed a trail of freedom from colony to independence. They metin town meetings to argue contemporary issues, they spoke againstexcessive taxes, and they were among the leaders in organizing a defenseagainst British dominion. Today the sites of Boston National Historical Parksymbolize the accomplishments of that revolutionary generation...]Notes[]Name[ Boston African American
  57. 57. Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Boston African American National Historic SiteCity[ BostonState[ MAZip[ 02108Phone[ (617) 742-5415Desc[ One of the strongest abolitionist communities in America was the free blackcommunity that lived on the north slope of Beacon Hill in downtown Boston.The Black Heritage Trail highlights the history of Bostons antebellum freeblack community and their leadership in the abolition movement andUnderground Railroad. Discover this unique history by taking an online tourof the Black Heritage Trail.]Notes[]Name[ Boston Harbor IslandsType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Boston Harbor Islands PartnershipCity[ BostonState[ MAZip[ 02110-3350Phone[ 617-223-8666Desc[ The Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area includes 34 islands withinBoston Harbor. Imagine a place where you can walk through a Civil War erafort, explore tide pools, climb our nations most historic lighthouse, hike lushtrails and salt marshes, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing,picnicking or swimming—all within reach of downtown Boston.]Notes[]Name[ Cape CodType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ 99 Marconi Station Site RoadCity[ WellfleetState[ MAZip[ 02667Phone[ (508)349-3785Desc[ The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protectedwithin the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes,ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, culturallandscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cods pastand continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trailsbeckon todays visitors.]Notes[]Name[ EssexType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Essex National Heritage Commission, Inc.City[ Salem