Past National Parks

Our family loves to visit the national parks of the United States.  In fact, we have a goal:  to visit EVERY national park to see firsthand the beauty that this country has to offer.

So far, we’ve visited 17 of the 58 national parks, in addition to several national monuments.  We’ve flown to one of the most remote national parks by seaplane:  Dry Tortugas National Park off the coast of Key West, Florida.  Our favorite:  Zion National Park in Utah.

Each park has a Junior Ranger program that I’d strongly encourage you and your children to participate in.  Pick up information at the park’s visitors center when you arrive; after completion, the kids get sworn in as junior rangers and receive collectible patchs or pins.  I always end up learning as much as the kids!

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Boys being sworn in at Grand Canyon NP.

Below we’ve included some suggested itineraries that have been tested by our family.

National Parks of the West:  3-4 Week RV trip

National Parks of West:  2-Week RV trip 

National Parks of Florida:

To view photos from some of our national park visits, simply use the drop down menu under Past National Parks and select a destination.

4 thoughts on “Past National Parks”

  1. We have a goal to visit every national park, too. We’ve checked off 39, and we’re heading for three more in the next month! Dry Tortugas is a pretty special place – you’re lucky you’ve already visited that one. Safe journey to you, and enjoy your week or your weekend!

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