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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (starting on PBS Sept. 27)
Filmed over 6 years, this Ken Burns documentary features some of America’s most spectacular locales - from Acadia in Maine to Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
Congaree National Park South Carolina’s only national park, this vast Congaree River bottomland floodplain sanctuary has some of the tallest trees in the country. Many different trails are available for hiking and exploring.
National Natural Landmarks Program Administered by the National Park Service, this program recognizes and encourages the conservation of outstanding examples of our country’s natural history.
Teaching with Historic Places This site uses properties listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics and other subjects.
The Blue Ridge Parkway This famous road along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2010. Miles of extraordinary scenery await the traveler from North Carolina to Virginia.