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03 Mar 2024
National Parks

NPS: Unprecedented Visits 

Birthday-Celebrating Park Service Smashes Visitation Mark Buoyed by a yearlong birthday bash, the National Park Service crushed its all-time visitation record by nearly 17.5 million. The system’s 413 units, which includes national parks, battlefields, historic sites, monuments and other designations, attracted 324,696,417 recreational visits in…

Black Americans

‘Spokesperson for the Dead’ 

Shelton Johnson keeps alive the story of the Buffalo Soldiers to connect African Americans, other nonwhites to national parks NOTE: Clicking on most images will launch a full-sized viewer. Story, photos and multimedia by Glenn Nelson Shelton Johnson is the Michael Jordan among people of…


Million-Plus National Parks 

Photo: Sunset at Clingman’s Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Scott Basford (Creative Commons) U.S. National Parks that have a million-plus, year-to-date visitors through the most current month, and ranked by attendance, as reported by the National Park Service. Through Dec 2014: Yellowstone…