History/Culture

Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter Honors the Past

Chaco Culture National Historical Park QuarterCarry a token honoring some of the earliest cultures in America. The Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter is the second America the Beautiful Quarter this year and the twelfth coin in the series.

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White Mountain Petroglyphs : Visitor views Sandstone Carvings at White Mountain Petroglyphs
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Buffalo National River celebrates 40th Anniversary

March 26, 2012, 7:18 am
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Buffalo National River’s designation as a national park, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has dedicated a special interactive section of its website to history and information about the Buffalo. More than that, though, it’s a great place for the Buffalo River ...

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Explore the Wonders of Joshua Tree

March 14, 2012, 1:17 pm
By: Heather Crowley Take the 10 out east of Los Angeles and trek out to the desert, home to Joshua Tree National Park. Last year, the park celebrated its 75th anniversary and it is still going strong. Driving through Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley, you will start to spot a ...

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Gateway Arch in St. Louis has Western Fun for the Family

When visiting St. Louis, one of the first tourist stops is the famous Gateway Arch—a symbol that’s become synonymous with the city. But the arch is more than just a cool architectural attraction and photo opportunity; it also has special events throughout the year.

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Death Valley Side Trip: China Ranch Date Farm prospers in remote oasis

March 12, 2012, 7:54 am
Located in a secluded California desert canyon near Death Valley National Park, China Ranch Date Farm surprises first-time visitors. At the end of a twisting road between chalky cliffs cut into desert seemingly barren of plant life, this hidden oasis fills a little valley with groves of stately date ...

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White Mountain Petroglyphs

One of Wyoming's rock art sites, these amazing petroglyphs were created some 1,000 to 200 years ago. Several figures appear to portray bison and elk hunts while others depict geometric forms or tiny footprints. Visitors are encouraged to respect the reverence of the area. Venture 26 miles northeast of ...

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Amtrak Vacations 2012 Escorted Rail Programs

Traveling by train is one of the best ways to see the picturesque landscapes of our national parks and public lands. Relax on a smooth ride and glance out the large windows for amazing views as halting mountain ranges, rolling hills and open prairies pass by.

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Celebrate African American History Month at National Lands

Martin Luther King, Jr. National MonumentHonor African American History Month in the best way possible. Learn about places and people significant to African American history through stories directly from the lands.

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Park Service seeks ways to preserve Oregon Trail ruts

February 2, 2012, 2:19 pm
History can be hard to preserve, especially when the history — a scarred landscape — has been exposed to the elements for more than 140 years. The National Park Service is trying to address the challenge of protecting and interpreting the Oregon Trail. There's little doubt, however, that eventually, nature ...

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