All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tourism’

Congress: Stay On-Mission for Texas’ World-Class Park


By Suzanne Dixon, Director of NPCA’s Texas Regional Office Throughout the world, countries vie every year to win the coveted World Heritage status for the most naturally and culturally significant sites they have to offer. Each site must meet certain standards, but chief among them is that they be of “outstanding universal value.” The prestige of being included on the [...]

Posted on: July 9 2013
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Vacationing in the Last Frontier: Four Travel Ideas with Tips for Exploring Alaska’s National Parks


By Jim Stratton, Director of NPCA’s Alaska Regional Office I’m guessing that a trip to Alaska is on your life list. It’s one of the few places left on earth where you can go deep into the wilderness and wander among bear, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, and other animals in their mostly untouched natural habitat. As we enter the temperate [...]

Posted on: May 15 2013
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The Best of America, Free: It’s National Parks Week


“This land was made for you and me,” Woody Guthrie famously sang, and this is the week to prove him right. Acadia, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Gettysburg, Olympic, Rocky Mountain—all of these iconic places and hundreds more are all FREE to enter, now through April 28 as part of National Parks Week. This annual Earth Week celebration serves as a [...]

Posted on: April 22 2013
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Blue and Gray Make Green: Five Interesting Facts about Civil War Battlefield Tourism


Earlier this week, the Civil War Trust released a ten-page report packed with photos, statistics, and testimonials on the benefits Civil War battlefields have on the economy. The study, Blue, Gray & Green: Economic & Tourism Benefits of Battlefield Preservation, updates the group’s previous economic impact research with new information that underscores the importance of these historic sites during the 150th anniversary of the war, [...]

Posted on: April 10 2013
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Park Service Releases Most-Visited National Park Data for 2012


Today, the National Park Service released its annual numbers on the most-visited sites throughout the park system in 2012. Though there aren’t many surprises in this year’s lists, it’s always interesting to see some of the most popular parks in the country and how these numbers compare to previous years. (You can find last year’s numbers on NPCA’s website.) According [...]

Posted on: April 3 2013
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