National Parks

Satellite image of glaciers and bogs in northern Sweden.

Oldest National Park in Europe

Caitlin Dempsey

Established in 1909, Sarek in Sweden is Europe's oldest national park.

A geyser eruption with visitors standing on the boardwalk watching.

Geography Facts About Yellowstone National Park

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn some quick and fun geography facts about Yellowstone National Park.

The Milky Way above Lost Canyon in The Needles district, Canyonlands National Park. Photo: NPS/Emily Ogden.

Where to View the Milky Way in the United States

Julian Marks

Wilderness areas and national parks, particularly in the western half of the United States, are excellent places to observe the night sky.

The horseshoe bend in the New River from one of the overlooks along the Grandview Rim Trail. Photo: NPS /Kevin Daley, public domain.

West Virginia’s First National Park

Caitlin Dempsey

West Virginia's New River Gorge National Park and Preserve became the latest national park when it was designated as such by the U.S. Congress in December of 2020.

Tourist watch steam vent from Steamboat Geyser on Setpmber 4, 2014, the day after it erupted. Photo: Neal Herbert/NPS, public domain.

World’s Largest Active Geyser

Caitlin Dempsey

Located in the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is Steamboat Geyser, the world's largest active geyser.

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