Celebration is in the air for the August 25, 2016 Centennial birthday of the the National Park Service. Special programs and festivities are planned at the 58 parks in the system. Treasured outdoor wetland ecosystems like The Everglades, outdoor recreation sites like Yellowstone and Death Valley, historical city sites, landmarks and battlefields like Harpers Ferry and Antietam — there is something for everyone.
For Ambassador Mo and myself, it has always been a hobby to visit as many parks as possible and partake in the wonders of conservation and preservation. The knowledgeable Park Rangers have only added to the educational experience, while other visitors many from lands far away that we met on the trail have broadened the cultural and human experience.
For a complete state-by-state list and year established, see: US National Parks List.
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By, Susan Sacirbey