National Parks

Central Avenue Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is closed until further notice, after high waves eroded the beach and left this unsafe drop-off near a walking path. (National Park Service)

Erosion Closes Popular Beach At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Central Beach and its parking lot are closed effective immediately because of the erosion, caused by large waves earlier this week.

07/10/2015

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Travel To California’s Joshua Tree National Park

Pack your camping gear and a comfortable pair of hiking boots, then make plans to head on out and enjoy time in the great outdoors at the Joshua Tree National Park.

05/19/2015

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5 Must-See National Parks In The U.S.

From the highest and lowest points in North America to the world’s largest living things and largest living carnivores, each of America’s national parks has something unique to offer.

04/01/2015

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Best National Parks And Sites Near Chicago

When warm weather coincides with vacation days, the open road beckons. These are some choice destinations doable from Chicago.

03/14/2015

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Best National Parks To Visit In Winter

Read on for five of the country’s best national parks to visit in winter, one of which may require both generous amounts of sunscreen and rain gear.

11/26/2014

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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Explore The Best Campgrounds In America’s National Parks

If you’re planning a road trip to a new camping destination this summer, gas up. Here are a few of America’s best for you to explore.

06/30/2014

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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

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Kirk, Durbin Effort Would Place Historic Pullman Under U.S. Parks

Pullman at 11th and Cottage started as a company town owned by George Pullman to house workers at his company, which manufactured luxurious Pullman Railroad Sleeping cars.

01/24/2014