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National & State Parks

Experience All 59 National Parks!Best National Parks

When it comes to driving the nation, some of the best sights to behold are our national parks. From the epic Grand Canyon to Acadia in Maine, the national parks each have something special to offer. The guides on our blog to the national parks offer suggestions for the best hikes, scenic drives, and activities at the parks, along with information on where to stay nearby. As the 100th anniversary of the national park system approaches, there’s no better time to discover the wonders the parks hold.

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona
3 months ago

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

For an exploration of the red sandstone canyon on the south side of Sedona along 89A, plan a trip to Red Rock State Park. Access is off Lower Red Rock Loop Road. The drive there is scenic. So much so that around every bend is another dramatic view.

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National Parks Madness: Round 1
3 months ago

National Parks Madness: Round 1

Round One voting has closed. We have shared the results below. Visit the Contest Page to find the next round of voting.

Parks Madness is back and better than ever! …
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Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument
3 months ago

Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument

One hidden gem among U.S. national monuments is a treasure like no other. At the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, visitors take a deeper look into spectacular chapters of our nation’s history through the natural resources that make it what it is today.

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What To Do In Twin Falls, Idaho
3 months ago

What To Do In Twin Falls, Idaho

The Magic Valley city of Twin Falls, Idaho has it all and awaits your eager discovery. Twin Falls began as a stage stop established in 1864 at Rock Creek and has grown to a metropolis of 44,000. The city’s setting along the Snake River Canyon is impressively picturesque. Surrounded by unique natural and manmade features, Twin Falls is a happy place to visit.

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Explore Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee
3 months ago

Explore Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

Our nation has so many fantastic national parks that we sometimes forget that our state parks offer beautiful scenery and treasures to discover. One of loveliest of these is Fall Creek Falls State Park, near Pikeville, Tennessee. Read More

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
4 months ago

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Most people forget about all the great things you can see and do in our second smallest state. But, the truth is, Delaware packs a big punch when it comes to natural beauty, especially by the sea.

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Indiana Dunes State Park
4 months ago

Indiana Dunes State Park

One of the best-kept secrets of the Midwest is that you can go to the beach for a day trip, and it is almost like being in the Atlantic, Pacific or Caribbean. Where? Lake Michigan, and specifically, Indiana Dunes State Park and the adjoining Indiana Dunes National Seashore. It’s only 45 miles east of America’s Second City, Chicago, in Chesterton, Indiana. There, you can go camping, hiking, sunbathing, swimming, and all of it with views of the beach and of the shimmering waters of the Great Lake.

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National Parks of the Caribbean
4 months ago

National Parks of the Caribbean

Sun, sea, sky, beautiful scenery, and fascinating history: All these can be found in the National Parks of the Caribbean. Read More

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National Parks Blog

The Drive The Nation blog places a special emphasis on America’s national parks, because no other natural attractions in the U.S. match their beauty and splendor. Outdoor adventurers, wildlife lovers and other travelers alike love to explore these amazing places. National parks make perfect road trip destinations because they are cost-effective (an annual pass to 300+ parks for the whole carload costs about $80), educational, and simply stunning. Begin your journey to the national parks with our helpful blog articles.