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America National Parks


Arches National Park

Utah

Arches National Park is a natural playground of sandstone formations. These arches, caves and statuesque features are numbered in the thousands and have been created through years of weather and elemental force. The most prominent arches include, Delicate Arch, Balanced Rock and Landscape Arch. You can explore these through walking tracks and even camp in the park itself.

Arches National Park

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Haleakala National Park

Hawaii

Jet off on a holiday to Hawaii and ensure that you add the Haleakala National Park to your list. This is one of America’s most popular national parks and it features a volcano, a long list of endangered species and prime stargazing locations. Extend your holiday to Hawaii and make the most of what Haleakala National Park has to offer.

Haleakala National Park

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Badlands National Park

South Dakota

Badlands National Park offers a dry, rough and arid getaway. This national park is rich with wildlife, including bison and foxes, and the geography features canyons and eroded rock formations. As a contrast to the more lush national parks that America has to offer, Bandlands National Park is still beautiful and captivating, in its own way.

Badlands National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii

Soak up the geological and human history at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. When visiting this park you will be able to observe volcanoes that have been around for over 70 million years. This national park is suitable for all members of the family, especially for children, because of the educational nature of park.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hot Springs National Park

Arkansas

Hot Springs National Park is a series of eight bathhouses that date back to as early as the 1800’s. These bath houses collect water from naturally formed hot springs, and provide a healthy and nourishing bathing experience for visitors from the public. Hot Springs National Park is rich with history, beautiful architecture and natural features.

Hot Springs National Park

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Sequoia National Park

California

Sequoia National Park is one of USA’s largest national parks and it receives an influx of visitors, especially during peak periods of the year. The high mountains and long wilderness walks entice visitors to the park. Sequoia National Park is beautiful and impressive, and it has no shortage of natural attractions to keep you busy.

Sequoia National Park

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Mt. Rainier National Park

Washington

Mout Rainier National Park is located in Washington and is America’s fifth oldest national park. It was originally established in 1899 and showcases the natural heritage of the area. You will be treated, when you visit this exquisite and beautiful natural landmark, by the waterfalls and the wildflowers that surround the area.

Mt Rainier National Park

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah

Brcye Canyon National park is a geological masterpiece with diverse landscapes that impress the many visitors who attend this park each year. The landforms developed millions of years ago, and when you visit this park you can witness the unusual shapes, colours and patterns in the rocks that surround you.

Bryce Canyon National Park

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Joshua Tree National Park

California

Rock climbing enthusiasts will enjoy the many diverse opportunities in this popular national park. The impressive rock formations are great for both viewing and climbing and the park is large as it covers, 800,000acres. Hiking is also popular and there are many historic sites that can be visited along the way.

Joshua Tree National Park

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Acadia National Park

Maine

Enjoy the landscapes along many hiking trails in the Acadia National Park. It is the oldest national park in this area and it is well established with several areas for camping. You can also hit the water for a paddle as there are many popular spots for water sports, including beaches to land at for a swim.

Acadia National Park

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Glacier National Park

Montana

Known by Native Americans as ‘the backbone of the world’, the Glacier National Park is named after the many glaciers that formed in the area, millions of years ago. There is almost an endless list of hiking trails to impress even the most seasoned hiker and there are a large number of campsites to stay overnight in.

 

Glacier National Park USA

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Cuyahoga National Park

Ohio

Cuyahoga National Park is a diverse national park that offers a range of different activities. There are different methods of accommodation, so if you aren’t prepared to rough it camping, you can enjoy the luxury of bed and breakfast accommodation that exists in the park. Also remember to take a ride on the scenic railway that will offer you the sights from the comfort of a train.

Cuyahoga National Park

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Zion National Park

Utah

This scenic national park offers a range of accommodation options, including lodges, cabins and camp grounds. There is also a restaurant within the national park grounds. This is a scenic delight and a popular park that gets a large amount of visitors each year. Zion National Park is one of the best parks that America has to offer.

Zion National Park

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Grand Teton National Park

Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park is famous for the wildlife that is on offer in this area. If you enter the park you will be surrounded with beauty and have the opportunity to observe bald egals, beavers and otters. There are also elk and bison on certain areas, and various accommodation options to ensure that you make the most of your stay.

Grand Teton National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado

If you are a hiker there are 359 trails for you to choose from, and if you are a climber you will be treated to over 60 mountains that are greater than 12,000 feet in height. Explore the best of the Colorado Rockies in this diverse area that also boasts an impressive list of wildlife to see.

Rocky Mountain National Park

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Olympic National Park

Washington

Enter the wilderness in the Olympic National Park that will get you away from it all. Extend your stay with the various accommodation methods, and enjoy the long list of hiking trails. Just be careful of the rain which could spoil your trip.

Olympic National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming, Montana and Idaho

Yellowstone National Park is one of America’s most visited locations and is known all around the world as an impressive landmark. The main attraction at Yellowstone is the hot springs. This national park contains over half of the world’s geysers and offer visitors to the park, much to do and see.

Yellowstone National Park

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Yosemite National Park

California

Soak up the views of the wildlife and landscapes in the Yosemite National Park. You can view sequoia trees and meadows that come to life with colour and texture. Waterfalls also make the park a unique attraction and the wilderness is a place you will want to get lost in.

Yosemite National Park

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The Grand Canyon

Arizona

One of the world’s most premier attractions, you can visit the grand canyon for panoramic views, and a hike to the bottom of the canyon and back, which will take you around two days to complete. This large canyon is an icon of America and receives close to 5milion visitors each year.

Riding up the Grand Canyon

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tennessee, North Carolina

Great Smokey Mountains National Park is a wildlife retreat and is also named the ‘wildflower park’. You will be able to visit and enjoy the diverse range of waterfalls, wildflowers, flora and fauna. There are well established trails for you to tramp along while you soak up the spectacular views on offer.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Date posted: 1st January, 2015

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