#TravelTuesday – U.S. National Parks


Happy #TravelTuesday! We thought today would be the perfect time to embrace the beauty of our national parks. These parks encompass more than just the “big” names that everyone knows: Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton National Park, Acadia… There are hundreds of national parks, including many here in Missouri.

These parks have considerable natural and historical value and at least a few of them should make it onto your list of “must-see” places. Especially because a lot of them make for perfect road trip destinations!

In 2016 the National Park Service is turning 100 and they’ve started a Find Your Park campaign. This campaign is all about exploring national parks in person and online. The parks offer opportunities “to learn, discover, be inspired or simply have fun.”

For more information about our national parks you can check out the curated New York Times page, the National Parks Foundation site, and/or the National Geographic parks page.

We also have lots of resources here in the library for you to peruse. Including:

The National Parks

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea [documentary]
E 160 .N385 2009 — DVD

The National Parks an Illustrated History

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan
SB 482 .A4 D85 2009

National parks

National Parks: The American Experience by Alfred Runte
E 160 .R78 2010

Complete National Parks

Complete National Parks of the United States by Mel White
E 160 .W47 2009

Discover America

Discover America: The Smithsonian Book of the National Parks by Charles E. Little
E 160 .L57 1995

Now is the perfect time to get out and explore. Let us know your favorite spots!


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