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3 National Parks Worth Checking Out on National Park Day, July 26th


National Park Day July 26th, 2015

National Park Day is July 26th, and that means that lots of fun activities and parks to see for the whole family. From camping, and fishing to horseback riding through national forests you will find something that fits your lifestyle. This summer get your family out of the house and into the sun.

Here are my top picks for the best park experience of your lifetime

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Yosemite National Park in California offers breathtaking views of the giant Sequoia Trees, which are more than 3,000 years old. For the more adventurous family, don’t miss out on rafting down the Merced River or going on the Glacier Point Tour.

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The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee is the perfect spot to search for little critters – in fact, The Great Smoky Mountains happens to be the salamander capital of the world! Other great wildlife watching can be found in Cades Cove and Cataloochee.

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Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has some of the most incredible geysers in the world and offers tours and programs for every age – from the Young Scientist Program for the kids to learning more about the park’s 11,000-year history for the adults.

 Free Park Day August 26th, 2015

Additionally, all national parks will be fee free on August 25th to celebrate Founder’s Day and the National Park Services’ 99th birthday, making it a great time to visit a park with the entire family!


If you have a park not on my list that you love please tell me about it. I just might feature it on my site.

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