Views You Won’t Want to Miss

by Rachel Baker on September 11, 2013

With 59 National Parks across the country, how can the discerning traveler not add the bullet point “Visit all US National Parks” to their bucket list.

The U.S. has 59 awe-inspiring national parks, along with scores of national monuments, memorials, rivers, seashores, lakeshores and battlefields. The National Park Service manages about 400 units overall, stretching from coastal Maine to the Northern Mariana Islands, and any attempt to compile a definitive “must-see” list is doomed to inadequacy.

Still, it would be un-American not to try. The U.S. National Park System is too enormous for most people to thoroughly explore, and while it’s full of hidden gems and overlooked overlooks, certain iconic highlights have become cultural touchstones over time.

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