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Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie: Crossroads of a Nation Moving West Located at confluence of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers in southeast Wyoming, this famed outpost – first as a fur trade post and then as a military garrison played a strategic role in transforming the United States. Here, for 56 years successive waves of trappers, traders, Native Americans, missionaries, emigrants, soldiers, ...

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Pictured Rocks

Wild Beauty on the Lake Superior Shore Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four season outdoor opportunities abound. The lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. Lake Superior is the largest, deepest, coldest, and most pristine of all the Great ...

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Cane River Creole

A River and Its People The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles. Generations of the same families of owners and workers, enslaved and tenant, lived on these lands for over 200 years. The park tells their stories and preserves the cultural landscape of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations ...

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Lincoln Boyhood

“There I Grew Up…”  A. Lincoln Abraham Lincoln grew from youth to manhood on this southern Indiana soil.  Many character and moral traits of one of the world’s most respected leaders was formed and nurtured here.  Explore Lincoln’s boyhood and learn about the boy who would one day become the leader of our nation. Living Historical Farm Lincoln Living Historical ...

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Death Valley

Death Valley is the largest U.S. National Park outside Alaska at 3.4 million acres. Nearly 1000 miles of paved and dirt roads provide access to locations both popular and remote. Even so, 91% of the park is protected as officially designated Wilderness. That wild country includes low valley floors crusted with barren salt flats, rugged mountains rising as much as ...

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Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

A more conscious effort to protect Native Hawaiian cultural and natural resources has improved this gem of a historic trail. History and culture go hand in hand. In the same way, cultural and natural resources are not two different resources in native Hawaiian understanding. The entire environment – people, places, water, ocean, sky, and deities – is included. Trail management ...

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Covering 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage and part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site—one of the world’s largest international protected areas. From sea to summit, Glacier Bay offers limitless opportunities for adventure and inspiration. From the bottom ...

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Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir Farm National Historic Site celebrates the life and work of American Impressionist Painter J. Alden Weir, and preserves the artist’s home and studio. Weir Farm National Historic Site is a 68-acre national park that preserves the life and work of Julian (J.) Alden Weir, a leading figure in the American Impressionist movement. The home, studios, and a significant portion ...

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