The United States has 59 designated national parks and 358 other sites, including national monuments and memorials, that fall under the National Park Service, created by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. The first national park was Yellowstone National Park, created in 1872. For pictures, news and information on national parks, read below.
A United Nations report warns of imperiled glaciers at iconic World Heritage sites — but climate action could save most of them.
Authorities have linked the discovery of a foot inside a shoe to a previously unreported death in Yellowstone National Park on July 31.
Researchers using a giant electromagnet suspended from a helicopter have created a detailed map of the hydrothermal system underneath Yellowstone National Park for the first time.
The number of people visiting national parks is on the rise as pandemic restrictions ease, causing longer lines and putting a strain on the environment.
Who will be the chonkiest bear of all? As bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park bulk up for winter, rangers invite the public to select one thicc beauty as the favored fattest.
Cedar Breaks National Monument is one of the geological paradises of the Colorado Plateau and well worth consideration for a visit.
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