All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘travel’

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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Today’s Cuts Mean Wide-Ranging Impacts for Parks—and People—around the Country


By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA By now, I’m sure you know just how serious the situation is for our national parks due to the sequester cuts which will go into effect later today. It’s alarming that this very avoidable threat is about to become a reality. From Yellowstone to Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon and Great Smoky Mountains, our national heritage [...]

Posted on: March 1 2013
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Last Chance to Submit Your Photo for NPCA’s Advocacy Video


NPCA works around the country on a number of issues that affect national parks like clean air and water, funding for the Park Service budget, and the health of park wildlife. What so many of us love about the these special places, however, goes beyond tangible issues: We treasure the solitude, beauty, history, and inspiration from our millions of collective moments spent in America’s best places. NPCA is putting together an [...]

Posted on: February 21 2013
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