National Parks

View of the Manu'a Islands with the volcanic islands of Ofu and Olosega (background), and Ta'u (foreground). Image, NPS, public domain

A Guide to the Geography of U.S. National Parks

Caitlin Dempsey

Find out the answers to geography trivia questions and more in this article about the geography of U.S. National Parks.

A symbols map using the height of cones in blue to show the number of annual visitors to each U.S. national park. The outline of the U.S. states is in gray.

Explore U.S. National Parks: Fun Map and Geography Trivia

Caitlin Dempsey

This interactive map lets you browse interesting geographical facts and trivia about the 61 U.S. 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.

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