The National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary

The Grand Canyon at dusk.
A snow-covered Yosemite.
Yosemite in the spring.

Park it Here

Celebrations are already kicking off for 2016’s the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

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Right now, a nationwide “Find Your Park” centennial campaign spotlights the 401 national parks, with suggestions about how to best explore them and get involved in stewardship.
 
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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the country’s most visited, followed by the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.
  • Our national parks cost the average U.S. household $2.56 per year – about the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee.
  • National parks support almost $27 billion in economic activity annually and provide nearly a quarter-million private jobs. Park gateway communities lost $414 million in tourism revenue during the 16 days of the last government shutdown.
Go There: Browse National Park tours and packages in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon.


Originally appeared in Virtuoso Life magazine, January 2015.

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Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Tennessee.