Explore Yellowstone National Park and more!

Mar 1, 1872 By the Act of March 1, 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming "as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people" and placed it "under exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior." The founding of Yellowstone National Park began a worldwide national park movement. Today more than 100 nations contain some 1,200 national parks or equivalent preserves.

Mar 1, 1872 By the Act of March 1, 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming "as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people" and placed it "under exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior." The founding of Yellowstone National Park began a worldwide national park movement. Today more than 100 nations contain some 1,200 national parks or equivalent preserves.

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!​ // map of all 47 national parks road trip

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

The secret every family needs to know for a great visit to the National Parks

Mixing fun & learning: National Park Jr. Ranger programs

Camping in Yellowstone Park can be quite an adventure. See this article for camp ground ideas, locations and amenities.

Wonderful science, nature & history activities for kids -- and they're all FREE!

The Best National Park Adventures for Kids

National park patches. Wish I had collected these as a kid. Need to do this with my kids.

America's Best Idea: Celebrating The National Parks

The ultimate road trip itinerary through America's Southwest with stops at national parks and monuments throughout Nevada, Utah and Arizona including the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Zion, Antelope Canyon & more! || Be My Travel Muse

The Best American Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

The ultimate road trip itinerary through America's Southwest with stops at national parks and monuments throughout Nevada, Utah and Arizona including the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Zion, Antelope Canyon & more! Be My Travel Muse

there are nearly 400 sites in the national parks system, including national monuments, national battlefields, and national recreation areas.  Go to the website and you might be surprised at what you find near you.     In addition to the fun of getting your passport stamped, most national park sites have a Junior Ranger program.

Latter-day Homeschooling: Warning: This Could Become Addictive. (Collecting passport stamps as you travel the national parks)

Virtual Travel NPS Patch Program - become a Web Ranger by exploring National Parks and playing games.  You can even build your own ranger station.  Scouts can earn a patch for the back of their vest.

Virtual Travel NPS Patch Program - become a Web Ranger by exploring National Parks and playing games. You can even build your own ranger station. Scouts can earn a patch for the back of their vest.

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