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Your List of National Parks and Monuments by State (2024)

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Choose Your Own Adventure

National Parks are famous for a reason. America’s premier parks give you the opportunity to see some of the most wonderful and remarkable locations in North America. The 423 units of the National Park System yield a wide range of road trip destinations and en-route excursions. We’ve created this list of national parks and monuments by state so you can choose your own family adventure. 

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Your List of National Parks and Monuments by State

Here’s your list of all national parks and monuments by state and territory. Click on a hyperlinked park to get our in-depth review on all that park has to offer. We also have some great resources to help you plan your next National Park Adventure.

Alabama

The State of Alabama has 11 national park units.

Our children walk among enormous machinery at Sloss Furnaces NHL. You can find all of Alabama's National Parks in Dinkum Tribes' List of National Parks and Monuments by State.
Exploring history at one of Alabama’s National Historic Landmarks.

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument honors the courage displayed by Civil Rights protestors in the face of hatred and brutality. The park includes Kelly Ingram Park, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Want to learn more?

Freedom Riders National Monument

The Freedom Riders National Monument remembers the courageous men and women suffered abuse in order to desegregate public transportation. The park includes important Civil Rights sites around Aniston, including the Greyhound Bus depot and the site of the Greyhound Bus Burning.

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park recalls the American soldiers and Creek warriors who died at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814. This battlefield park welcomes hiking, picnicking, boating, fishing, and bicycling.

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Little River Canyon National Preserve protects one of America’s most unique river landscapes. The Little River is one of the few rivers that flows along the top of a mountain. The park is situated along the Trail of Tears and includes beautiful waterfalls, forested canyons, and spectacular views.

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

Discover the rich history of the Tennessee River Basin and legendary Muscle Shoals. Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area includes the ancient indigenous sites, famous personalities, and the musical heritage of this remarkable region. This NHA encompasses most of northeastern Alabama, and intersects with Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, Natchez Trace Parkway, and Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.

Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is the best scenic drive in the Deep South. The parkway follows the Natchez Trace, an ancient, 440 mile path that runs from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez Trace Parkway also boasts one of the highest bridges in the United States.

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Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail invites you to follow the footsteps of indigenous tribes, conquistadors, french trappers, pioneers, and soldiers. This hiking trail runs parallel with the historic Natchez Trace, allowing you to journey through the history and culture of the Deep South.

Russell Cave National Monument

The Russell Cave National Monument features one of the most important archeological sites in the Southeastern United States. Russell Cave yields a record of 10,000 years of indigenous history. The park includes the Russell Cave, the Gilbert Grosvenor Visitor Center, and several hiking trails.

Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail follows the three Voting Rights marches of 1965. This national historic trail includes two visitor centers, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and the historic churches that mobilized the marches.

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail traces the forced march of the Five Civilized Tribes from their ancestral homelands to present-day Oklahoma. The trail has several branches and connects with a number of national parks and wildlife refuges.

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American pilots of the US Air Force. The park includes Moton Field, the training grounds for the Tuskegee Airmen.

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

The Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site celebrates the courage and determination that built Tuskegee University. The park is includes the historic portion of Tuskegee University and The Oaks, the home of Booker T. Washington.

Alaska

The State of Alaska has 23 national park units.

A lone hiker walks among Alaska's rugged peaks. You can find all of Alaska's National Parks at Dinkum Tribes' List of National Parks and Monuments by State. Image by NPS / Rachel Sullivan.
Gates of the Arctic National Park. Image by NPS.

Alagnak Wild River

Alagnak Wild River runs through the rugged Alaska Peninsula. The river runs from Katmai National Park & Preserve and empties into the Bering Sea.

Alaska Public Lands

Public lands account for more than 60% of Alaska. Alaska Public Lands Information Centers are ready to help you make the most of your Alaska experience. Alaska Public Lands Information Centers can be found in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, and Tok.

Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area

Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area remembers the fierce campaign for Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The park includes the visitor center, historic fort ruins, and important WWII sites.

Aniachak National Monument & Preserve

Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is one of the wildest parks in the national parks system. This remote park includes a massive volcanic caldera.

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is one of the most remote parks in the national park system. The 2.7 million acre park is entirely undeveloped.

Cape Krusenstern National Monument, AK

The Cape Krusenstern National Monument encloses an arctic landscape that is rich with ancient history. The park includes native wetlands, abundant wildlife, and 5,000 year-old record of prehistoric beach communities.

Chilkoot Trail

Follow the steps of Klondike prospectors on the Chilkoot Trail. This 33-mile recreation trail was the route that countless people took to reach the Klondike Gold Fields. The Chilkoot Trail is part of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali National Park is Alaska’s crown jewel. This six million acre park includes multiple ecosystems, abundant wildlife, and North America’s tallest mountain. 20,310 foot Denali is so tall that it makes its own weather.

Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve

Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve is one of the wildest parks in the United States. This 8.5 million acre park has neither roads nor trails.

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve is the chief park of Alaska’s inside passage. The 3.3 million acre park is rich in epic beauty including massive glaciers, rugged fjords, and lush rainforests.

Iditarod National Historic Trail

Take the epic dog sled route across the wilds of Alaska. The 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail runs from Seward to Nome, and is the only winter trail in the National Historic Trails System.

Inupiat Heritage Center

The Inupiat Heritage Center is the northernmost national park site in the United States. This arctic venue features exhibits, artifact collections, and educational presentation on Inupiat culture.

Katmai National Park & Preserve

Katmai National Park & Preserve is renowned for its black bears and its rugged volcanic wilderness. This park is located on the Alaska Peninsula and border the Alagnak Wild River.

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park features almost 40 glaciers that flow from the Harding Ice Field. Wildlife abound in the mountains, fjords, and inlets of this incredible national park.

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park remembers the thrills and trials of the Yukon Gold Rush. This multi-unit park can be found in both Alaska’s inner passage as well as Seattle, Washington. The park’s Alaska units include historic Skagway, the remains of Dyea, and the Chilkoot Trail.

Kobuk Valley National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park preserves an remarkable and storied landscape. This 1.75 million acre park includes a prehistoric hunting corridor and the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes. Kobuk Valley National Park borders Noatak National Preserve.

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve encompasses over 4 million acres of majestic wilderness. This remote park is renowned for its awesome volcanoes, rugged mountains, and turquoise lakes.

Misty Fjords National Monument

Misty Fjords National Monument is one of America’s secret parks. This remarkable park includes part of the Tongas National Forest, the largest coastal rainforest in America.

Noatak National Preserve

The Noatak National Preserve is one of the largest national park sites in Alaska. This massive preserve stretches from interior Alaska to the Chukchi Sea. The park also borders both Gate of the Arctic National Park and Kobuk Valley National Park.

Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka National Historical Park tells the story of Alaska’s early years. This park is situated on a battlefield where Russian trader and the Tlingit people fought for Alaska’s future. Indigenous totem poles and the historic home of Alaska’s Russian bishop can also be found at this remarkable place.

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is the largest national park in the United States. The 13.2 million acre park is larger than the nation of Switzerland, and encloses a wide range natural and historical wonders.

Yukon – Charley Rivers National Preserve

The Yukon-Charley River National Preserve invites you to explore Alaska’s legendary river. The preserve includes two wild rivers, stunning wilderness, and several historic sites.

American Samoa

The territory of American Samoa has 1 national park unit.

Emerald peaks rise over tropical waters rich with coral reefs at American Samoa's one national park. You can find all 423 US National Parks listed in order on Dinkum Tribes' list of National Parks and Monuments by State. Image by NPS.
The National Park of American Samoa. Image by NPS.

National Park of American Samoa

The National Park of American Samoa is a place unlike any other in the national park service. This South Pacific, multi-unit park is spread across the three islands of American Samoa.

Arizona

The state of Arizona has 24 national park units.

Clouds veil nearly all of Grand Canyon National Park. You can see all of Arizona's National Parks on Dinkum Tribes' List of National Parks and Monuments by State. Image by NPS / Maci MacPherson.
Grand Canyon National Park. Image by NPS / Maci MacPherson .

Arizona National Scenic Trail

Trek Arizona’s epic landscapes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail. This 800 mile trail connects Coronado National Monument, Saguaro National Park, Tonto National Monument, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Sunset Crater National Monument, and Grand Canyon National Park.

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail

The Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail journeys along the West’s legendary stagecoach line. The trail begins in Missouri and Arkansas and winds through the wilds of the American Southwest before turning north to San Francisco.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyon de Chelly National Monument preserves Canyon de Chelly, an ancient and sacred location of the Navajo Nation. The park encloses Canyon De Chelly’s extensive canyon network.

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument features the remains of an ancient Sonoran society. This national monument is located along the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail and the Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail.

Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument invites you to explore a land of fantastic hoodoos, remarkable wildlife, and legendary Western history. This national monument is situated near Fort Bowie National Historic Site and Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail.

Coronado National Memorial

The Coronado National Memorial remembers the historic Spanish expedition that transformed the Southwest. This borderland memorial includes Coronado Cave, miles of trails, and a scenic auto tour.

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Fort Bowie National Historic Site recalls a time when the name “Apache” struck terror into the heart of settlers. The historic site includes the remains of Fort Bowie, a historic cemetery, and Apache Pass. The Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail passes through Fort Bowie National Historic Site.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is one the America’s premier national park sites. This 1.25 million acre park include iconic Horseshoe Bend and three of the highest bridges in the United States.

The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area borders more national parks than any other national park sites. Grand Canyon National Park, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Canyonlands National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park all connect to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The Old Spanish National Historic Trail also runs through this amazing park.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park features a natural wonder of epic scale. The Grand Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world and features a remarkable window into the history of the earth.

There’s no way to sum up a place like the Grand Canyon. Its enormous size includes multiple ecosystems and cultivates subspecies that only exists within the canyon itself.

The canyon’s walls provide a geologic record of 1.7 billion years, nearly half the age of the earth. Fossil-rich layers yield insights into the creatures and ecosystems that lived before the time of the dinosaurs.

The Grand Canyon’s South Rim is the most accessible part of the park, but it’s also incredibly popular. The North Rim is wilder and quieter, but can only be visited during the summer season.

This iconic park borders Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument preserves the wild landscapes of the Grand Canyon, Parashant Canyon, and the Shivwits Plateau. This remote park is the little-known backcountry of Grand Canyon National Park. Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument borders Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site features the one of the oldest operating trading posts in the American West. This park includes the actual trading post, its adjacent farm, and a stone hogan.

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail traces the epic journey of 240 men, women, and children from Sonora, Mexico to San Francisco Harbor. This national historic trail connects with several national park sites as it journeys through northern Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the largest recreation area in the national park system. This two-state park includes Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, the Hoover Dam, and the second-highest bridge in the United States. Lake Mead National Recreation Area borders Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, and the Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

Montezuma Castle National Monument

The Montezuma Castle National Monument contains one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This two-unit park includes the the Montezuma Castle, additional cliff dwellings, and a natural sinkhole.

Navajo National Monument protects three ancient cliff dwellings located in coves and canyons of Northeast Arizona. The monument includes scenic viewpoints, interpretive paths, and guided tours of the pueblo ruins.

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Discover a forgotten Spanish trade network that connected Santa Fe to Los Angeles. This national historic trail connects several national parks in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Explore an International Biosphere Reserve at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. This borderland park preserves the natural and historic wonder of the Sonoran Desert.

Petrified Forest National Park

Walk through the fossilized forest from the time of the dinosaurs. Petrified Forest National Park encloses abundant fossils, ancient petroglyphs, and the dramatic beauty of the Painted Desert.

Pipe Spring National Monument

The Pipe Spring National Monument tells the history of the Arizona Strip. The park includes the spring, a historic farm, and an interpretive trail. Pipe Spring National Monument is located along the Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park features the incredible beauty of Arizona’s Saguaro forests. This two-unit park is one of the best national parks to visit in the winter months. You’ll find Saguaro National Park along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and the Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail.

Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area

Discover the rich culture and history of Arizona’s Santa Cruz Valley. This national heritage area includes Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, Saguaro National Park, and Tumac’acori National Historical Park.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

The Sunset Crater National Monument preserves Arizona’s youngest volcano. This park is located near Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument.

Tonto National Monument

Tonto National Monument stewards two ancient cliff dwellings and the scenic beauty of the Arizona desert.

Tumac’acori National Historical Park

Step into Arizona’s earliest Spanish settlements at Tuma’acori National Historical Park. The park’s three units are a key stop along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historical Park.

Tuzigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot National Monument encloses an ancient pueblo on the Sinagua people. The park’s ruins are related to those of Casa Grande National Monument.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon National Monument holds a unique collection of over 300 cliff dwellings. The park includes two trails. The Island Trail provides access to 25 cliff dwellings, while the Rim Trail leads to a scenic viewpoint of Walnut Canyon. Walnut Canyon is in the same area as Sunset Crater National Monument and Wupatki National Monument.

Wupatki National Monument

Five remarkable pueblos can be found in the Wupatki National Monument. This park is located near Sunset Crater National Monument and Grand Canyon National Park.

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

Arkansas

The state of Arkansas has 8 national park units.

Canons stand silently in a mown field at Pea Ridge National Military Park. Image by NPS. list of national parks and monuments by state
Pea Ridge National Military Park. Image from NPS.

Arkansas Post National Memorial

Arkansas Post National Memorial protects the first European settlement within the Mississippi River region. This two-unit park tells the history of Indigenous, European, and American peoples of the Southeast.

Buffalo National River

Buffalo National River is one of the last undammed rivers in the United States. The river winds its way freely through the Ozarks for 135 miles.

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail

The Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail journeys along the West’s legendary stagecoach line. The trail begins in Missouri and Arkansas and winds through the wilds of the American Southwest before turning north to San Francisco.

Fort Smith National Historic Site

The West lives on at Fort Smith National Historic Site. As a frontier post, Fort Smith participated in the Trail of Tears, saw action in the Civil War, and was the seat of the controversial Judge Isaac C. Parker. You can find this two-state park on the Trail of Tear National Historic Trail and the Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail.

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park is as much a historic treasure as it is a natural one. Congress first designated Hot Springs National Park for federal protection in 1832, making it one of the earliest acts of conservation in United States History. This national park includes fully-functioning, historic bathhouses, miles of trails, and scenic views of the Arkansas Ozarks.

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Learn about what it took to end the desegregation of America’s public schools at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. This multi-unit park includes not only Little Rock Central High School but also significant Civil Rights sites within central Little Rock.

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Pea Ridge National Military Park testifies to a critical moment in the Civil War. The outcome of the Battle at Pea Ridge ensured Union control of Missouri and eventual victory in the war’s western theater. You’ll find Pea Ridge National Military Park along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and the Butterland Overland National Historic Trail.

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

Hope, Arkansas is the hometown of William Jefferson Clinton and the location of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site. This park includes the two-story home of the 42nd President of the United States.

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail traces the forced march of the Five Civilized Tribes from their ancestral homelands to present-day Oklahoma. The trail has several branches and connects with a number of national parks and wildlife refuges.

California

The state of California has 33 national park units.

Our daughter rests against Redwood Tree in Redwood National Park. Redwood National Park is a must on any list of Naitonal Parks and Monuments by State.
Taking it all in at Redwood National Park.

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail

The Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail journeys along the West’s legendary stagecoach line. The trail begins in Missouri and Arkansas and winds through the wilds of the American Southwest before turning north to San Francisco.

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument remembers the voyage of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to explore the West Coast of North America. The park includes rich tide pools, historic buildings, and an unparalleled view of San Diego harbor.

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States.

Castle Mountains National Monument

Explore the rugged Mojave Desert at Castle Mountains National Monument. This national monument includes wild desert landscapes, ancient petroglyphs, and the remains of the historic wagon road. Castle Mountains National Monument is located along the Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

César E. Chavez National Monument

Follow the steps of migrant laborer and the United Farm Workers at César E. Chavez National Monument. This multi-unit park includes the Chavez home and grave site, the original UFW headquarters, and related historic sites in the San Joaquin Valley.

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park preserves the natural beauty and rich history of California’s Channel Islands. This national park include five of the eight Channel Islands.

Death Valley National Park

Experience a world of extremes at Death Valley National Park. This two-state park is known for Western lore, bizarre landscapes, amazing super bloom, and record-breaking temperatures. Death Valley National Park can be found along the Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

Devil’s Postpile National Monument

Devil’s Postpile National Monument features the remarkable geology of the Sierra Nevada. This monument includes the Devil’s Postpile formation and Rainbow Falls. This monument lies along the Pacific Crest Trail, not far from Yosemite National Park.

Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site

Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site celebrate’s America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright. This park includes the home, grounds, and historic surroundings that O’Neill knew in his day. Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site can be found near the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Fort Point National Historic Site

Enjoy a spectacular view of the Golden Gate at Fort Point National Historic Site. This park includes a remarkable mid-nineteenth century fort, a lighthouse, and excellent views of the Golden Gate and Golden Gate Bridge. Fort Point National Historic Site is located beside the Presidio of San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is one of America’s most popular national park sites. This 82,116 acre park includes Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate, and the Presidio of San Francisco. Golden Gate National Recreation Area borders Muir Woods National Monument and Point Reyes National Seashore.

John Muir National Historic Site

John Muir National Historic Site honors the father of America’s National Parks. This park includes Muir’s home, its surrounding grounds, and the countryside around Mount Wanda and Mount Helen. John Muir National Historic Site is located near the Pony Express National Historic Trail and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Jennifer and I stand in a grove of Teddy Bear Cholla in Joshua Tree National Park, one of many parks on our list of national parks and monuments by state.
Babymooning at Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree National Park

Watch habitats transform before your eyes at Joshua Tree National Park. This park is located where the lower Sonoran Desert gives way to the high Mojave Desert, allowing to study the connections between elevation, climate, and ecosystems.

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail traces the epic journey of 240 men, women, and children from Sonora, Mexico to San Francisco Harbor. This national historic trail connects with several national park sites as it journeys through northern Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Kings Canyon National Park

Explore a land of wonders at Kings Canyon National Park. This park encloses the second deepest canyon in America and the highest peak in the contiguous United States. Kings Canyon National Park can be found along the Pacific Crest Trail and borders Sequoia National Park.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park features the volcanic power of Mount Lassen. The park is best known for its fumaroles, boiling pools, and thumping mud pots. You’ll find Lassen National Park along the Pacific Crest Trail and the California National Historic Trail.

Lava Beds National Monument

Discover the rich history of Lava Beds National Monument. The parks volcanic landscape holds over 800 caves and was the site of the Modoc War. Lava Beds National Monument can be found along the California National Historic Trail, beside Tule Lake National Monument.

Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic site remembers the Japanese immigrants and the Japanese-American citizens and who were incarcerated during World War II. The park includes the remains of the Manzanar War Relocation Center and a cemetery monument that honors those who died as inmates. Manzanar National Historic Site is located near Death Valley National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park.

Mojave National Preserve

Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument is among the earliest National Parks of the National Park System. This park protects a lush forestland of Coastal Redwoods. Muir Wood National Monument borders the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Discover a forgotten Spanish trade network that connected Santa Fe to Los Angeles. This national historic trail connects several national parks in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

Pinnacles National Park

Point Reyes National Seashore

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

Redwood National Park

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Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Sequoia National Park

Tule Lake National Monument

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Yosemite National Park

Colorado

A Conestoga wagon stands in front of the adobe walls of Bent's Old Fort at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site. You can discover historic sites and historic trails on Dinkum Tribe's List of National Parks and Monuments by State.
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Image by NPS.

The state of Colorado has 17 national park units.

Amache National Historic Site

Amache National Historic Site preserves Granada Relocation Center, one of ten camps where Japanese Americans were unjustly incarcerated during World War II. This park is one of the newest additions to the national park system.

Amanche NHS is open to the public, but with limited hours and services. Check the park website and call ahead before visiting.

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site features Bent’s Old Fort, an important trading center along the Santa Fe Trail. The park includes the reconstructed fort, hiking trails, and living history programs.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park protects the ancient, rugged Black Canyon of the Gunnison River. This park borders Curecanti National Recreation Area.

Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States.

Colorado National Monument

Epic Western scenery awaits you at Colorado National Monument. This park is home to towering rock formations, Bighorn sheep, and prehistoric fossils. Colorado National Monument can be found along the Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

Curacanti National Recreation Area

Dinosaur National Monument

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Hovenweep National Monument

Mesa Verde National Park

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Discover a forgotten Spanish trade network that connected Santa Fe to Los Angeles. This national historic trail connects several national parks in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

South Park National Heritage Area

Yucca House National Monument

Connecticut

The state of Connecticut has 5 national park units.

Autumn colors brighten a Connecticut forest, a city stands on the horizon. Image from GPA Photo Archive. list of national parks and monuments by state
Beautiful Connecticut. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Coltsville National Historical Park

Learn how technology can transform at nation at Coltsville National Historical Park. This new national park site preserves the enormous Colt Armory, source of the legendary Colt revolver. You’ll find Coltsville National Historical Park along the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

New England National Scenic Trail

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor

Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Weir Farm National Historical Park

Delaware

The state of Delaware has 4 national park units.

A ferry stands at the ready not far from a tall masted colonial sailing ship. Image from GPA Photo Archive. list of national parks and monuments by state
Historic Delaware. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Chesapeake Bay

First State National Historical Park

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

The District of Columbia has 36 national park units.

Martin Luther King, Jr. stands with determination at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. All of the national parks of Washington D.C. can be found on Dinkum Tribes' List of National Parks and Monuments by State. Image by NPS.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Image by NPS.

African American Civil War Memorial

The African American Civil War Memorial honors the sacrifice of African American soldiers and sailors in the Civil War. The park includes both a memorial and a museum.

Anacostia Park

Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument

Capitol Hill Parks

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Chesapeake Bay

Civil War Defenses of Washington

Constitution Gardens

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

Ford’s Theatre

Fort Dupont Park

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

George Washington Memorial Parkway

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

Korean War Veterans Memorial

LBJ Memorial Grove on the Potomac

Lincoln Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

National Capitol Parks – East

National Mall and Memorial Parks

Pennsylvania Avenue

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

President’s Park (White House)

Rock Creek Park

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington Monument

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

World War I Memorial

World War II Memorial

Florida

The state of Florida has 10 national park units.

The sun rises over beautiful Castillo San Marcos National Monument in Florida. All of Florida's national parks can be found in order on Dinkum Tribe's List of National Parks and Monuments by State. Image by NPS.
Castillo San Marcos National Monument. Image by NPS.

Big Cypress National Preserve

Big Cypress National Preserve protects 729,000 acres of the Big Cypress Swamp. This freshwater swamp is key to the health of the Everglades, and is the home of the Florida Panther.

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park features the natural and historical riches of Biscayne Bay. This paradise park includes coral reefs, mangrove forests, tropical isles, and several shipwrecks. Want to learn more?

Canaveral National Seashore

Canaveral National Seashore preserves Florida’s longest stretch of undeveloped coastline. The park is known as a great location for watching rockets launch.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument contains the oldest stone masonry fortification in the United States. This park includes the 16th-century fortress and the original stone gates of Spanish San Augustine.

De Soto National Memorial

The De Soto National Memorial recalls the bloody expedition led by Hernando De Soto. The memorial includes the landing point of the De Soto expedition, a replica of the Spanish camp, and a historic tabby house.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Everglades National Park

Florida National Scenic Trail

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Fort Matanzas National Monument

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

Georgia

The state of Georgia has 12 national park units. You can learn about all of these parks in 12 Best National Parks in Georgia (2022).

My wife and children walk along a line of Confederate canons perched on top of Kennesaw Mountain. You can find all of the national battlefield parks on Dinkum Tribe's List of National Parks and Monuments by State.
Surveying Confederate artillery at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

Andersonville National Historic Site

Andersonville National Historic Site recalls the horrors of the infamous Camp Sumpter, commonly known as Andersonville. The park includes a reconstruction of Camp Sumpter, the National Prisoner of War Museum, and Andersonville National Cemetery. Want to learn more?

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail traces the forced march of the Five Civilized Tribes from their ancestral homelands to present-day Oklahoma. The trail has several branches and connects with a number of national parks and wildlife refuges.

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Guam

The territory of Guam has 1 national park unit.

An artillery piece stands overlooking a tropical beach at War in the Pacific National Historical Park. You can find several WWII national parks on Dinkum Tribe's List of National Parks and Monuments by State. Image from Wikimedia Commons.
War in the Pacific National Historical Park. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Hawaii

The state of Hawaii has 9 national park units.

Steam rises as lava pours into the Pacific Ocean at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You can find all of Hawaii's national parks on Dinkum Tribe's List of National Parks and Monuments by State.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Image by NPS.

Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

Ala Kahaki National Historic Trail is a 175 path that connects traditional Hawaiian sites. The trail follows over half the coastline of the island of Hawaii (the Big Island).

Haleakala National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Hono’uli’uli National Historic Site

Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Pu’uhona o Honaunau National Historical Park

Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Idaho

The state of Idaho has 10 national park units.

Our children explore a cave at Idaho's Craters of the Moon NM. You can find all kinds of cave parks on Dinkum Tribe's  List of National Parks and Monuments by State.
We loved our time at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States.

City of Rocks National Reserve

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve

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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Minidoka National Historic Site

Nez Perce National Historical Park

Bare hillsides and a rough lava landscape border a cutoff of the Oregon Trail near Craters of the Moon National Monument.
A cutoff of the Oregon National Historic Trail near Craters of the Moon NM>

Oregon National Historic Trail

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail

Yellowstone National Park

Illinois

The state of Illinois has 5 national park units.

A statue of Lincoln stands amid beautiful autumn trees. You can find several Presidential parks on Dinkum Tribe's List of National Parks and Monuments by State. Image from GPA Photo Archive.
Noble Illinois. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area

Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area

Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

New Philadelphia National Historic Site

Pullman National Monument

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail traces the forced march of the Five Civilized Tribes from their ancestral homelands to present-day Oklahoma. The trail has several branches and connects with a number of national parks and wildlife refuges.

Indiana

The state of Indiana has 4 national park units.

The George Rogers Clark monument is lit up by fireworks. You can find all of the national monuments and memorials on Dinkum Tribe's List of National Parks and Monuments by State. Image by GPA Photo Archive.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Indiana Dunes National Park

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Iowa

A Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail sign accompanies an Interstate 29 sign in western Iowa.
Following the Lewis & Clark NHT in Wester Iowa.

The state of Iowa has 4 national park units.

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Explore an ancient landscape at Effigy Mounds National Monument. This two-unit park encloses more than 200 mounds built by indigenous tribes long before European settlement began.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area

Kansas

The state of Kansas has 10 national park units.

Morning sunlight casts long shadows along a columned porchway at Fort Larned National Historic Site. You can find several historic frontier sites on Dinkum Tribe's list of national parks and monuments by state. Image from NPS.
Fort Larned Naitonal Historic Site. Image by NPS.

Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park

Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park testifies to the struggle for equality in education. The park is located in Monroe School, a Topeka school that operated from 1879-1951. Want to learn more?

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States.

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Nicodemus National Historic Site

Oregon National Historic Trail

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Tallgrass Prarie National Preserve

Kentucky

My wife enthusiastically motions toward the National Quilt Museum, which just happens to be on the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. The Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail is a excellent choice on a list of national parks and monuments by state.
World’s collide in Paducah: the National Quilt Museum on the Lewis & Clark NHT!

The state of Kentucky has 9 national park units.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is a national tribute to Lincoln’s early years. The two-unit park includes a birthplace memorial as well as Lincoln’s boyhood home.

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area features the beauty and lore of the Cumberland Plateau. This two-state park preserves the Big South Fork River, tall limestone canyons, remarkable natural arches, and historic homesteads.

Camp Nelson National Monument

Camp Nelson National Monument remembers the role that Camp Nelson played in training the first African American soldiers and caring for their families. The park includes the historic camp grounds and Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Lewis & Clark National Historical Trail

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail traces the forced march of the Five Civilized Tribes from their ancestral homelands to present-day Oklahoma. The trail has several branches and connects with a number of national parks and wildlife refuges.

Louisiana

The state of Louisiana has 6 national park units.

St. Louis Cathedral stands lit up behind Jackson Square in historic New Orleans. You can visit places where history was made on Dinkum Tribe's List of National Parks and Monuments by State.
The French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

Cane River Creole National Historical Park

The Cane River Creole National Historical Park preserves the history and culture of the Creoles. This mulit-unit park features plantations and historic locations along the Cane River.

Cane River National Heritage Area

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Poverty Point National Monument

Vicksburg National Military Park

Maine

The state of Maine has 6 national park units.

A lighthouse stands watch at Acadia National Park. list of national parks and monuments by state
Acadia National Park. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park preserves the rugged beauty and rich history of the North Atlantic Coast. Acadia features the highest headlands of the America’s Atlantic coastline.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Downeast Maine National Heritage Area

Kathadin Wood and Waters National Monument

Maine Acadian Culture

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Maryland

Admiring a living fossil at Chesapeake Bay.

The state of Maryland has 27 national park units.

Antietam National Battlefield

Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island National Seashore invites you to experience life on one of America’s renowned barrier islands. This two-state park is known for its beaches, birds, and wild horses.

Baltimore National Heritage Area

Baltimore-Washington Parkway

The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connect’s Baltimore with the nation’s capitol. The parkway drives through Greenbelt Park.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Catoctin Mountain Park

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Chesapeake Bay

Civil War Defenses of Washington

Clara Barton National Historic Site

Fort Foote Park

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

Fort Washington Park

Glen Echo Park

Greenbelt Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway

Hampton National Historic Site

Harmony Hall

Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area

Monocacy National Battlefield

Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

Piscataway Park

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has 18 national park units.

A Humpback Whale along the Massachusetts coastline. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

Adams National Historical Park

Adams National Historical Park preserves the homes of one of America’s most important founding families. The park honors the role the Adams family played in the Revolutionary War, the founding of the nation, and its early development.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park invites you into the place where America’s Industrial Revolution began. This two-state park include the Blackstone River Canal, several historic mills, and three early-industrial communities.

Boston National Historical Park

Boston National Historical Park celebrates Boston’s role as a champion of liberty and justice for all. Learn how this city served as the cradle of liberty and a key part of a new nation.

Boston African American National Historic Site

Boston African American National Historic Site honors the heroic contributions of Boston’s African American community. Trace the history of the Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, and the fight for equal rights.

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area welcomes you to the 34 islands and peninsulas found throughout Boston Harbor. This park includes miles of trails, tide pools, numerous lighthouses, and historic Fort Warren.

Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore features the natural and cultural beauty of Massachusett’s Cape Cod. The park includes miles of sandy beach, cranberry bogs, and several historic lighthouses.

Essex National Heritage Area

Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site celebrates the life and innovation of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. The park preserves Fairsted, Olmsted’s home and professional office.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

John F. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site

Lowell National Historical Park

Minute Man National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New England National Scenic Trail

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor

Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Corridor

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Our children explore around the rock formations of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. list of national parks and monuments by state

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Michigan

The state of Michigan has 6 national park units.

Beautiful orange cliffs stand above the waves at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Image from GPA Photo Archive. list of national parks and monuments by state
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

Isle Royale National Park

Keweenaw National Historical Park

MotorCities National Heritage Area

North Country National Scenic Trail

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Minnesota

The state of Minnesota has 6 national park units.

Rocks line the headwaters of the Mississippi river at Lake Itaska. Image from GPA Photo Archive. list of national parks and monuments by state
The headwaters of the Mississippi. Image by GPA Photo Archive.

Grand Portage National Monument

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

North Country National Scenic Trail

Pipestone National Monument

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Voyageurs National Park

Mississippi

The state of Mississippi has 9 national park units.

Two bridges span the Mississippi river while a Civil War canon stands sentinel at Vicksburg National Military Park. Image from NPS.
Vicksburg National Military Park. Image by NPS.

Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site recalls the Confederate victory that delayed the conquest of the Deep South. The park is key stop along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Want to learn more?

Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area

Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area

Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area

Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is the best scenic drive in the Deep South. The parkway follows the Natchez Trace, an ancient, 440 mile path that runs from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez Trace Parkway also boasts one of the highest bridges in the United States.

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail invites you to follow the footsteps of indigenous tribes, conquistadors, french trappers, pioneers, and soldiers. This hiking trail runs parallel with the historic Natchez Trace, allowing you to journey through the history and culture of the Deep South.

Shiloh National Military Park

Tupelo National Battlefield

Vicksburg National Military Park

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Too many parks? Maybe you’re looking for one of the difficult ones! See below.

Some of America’s famous places are hard to find in any list of national parks and monuments by state:

  • Alcatraz Island: Golden Gate National Recreation Area (California)
  • Ellis Island: Statue of Liberty National Monument (New Jersey)
  • Jamestown: Colonial National Historical Park (Virginia)
  • The White House: President’s Park (District of Columbia)
  • Yorktown: Colonial National Historical Park (Virginia)

Missouri

The state of Missouri has 13 national park units.

Four of our children enjoy the sights on a boat tour at Gateway Arch National Park.
Touring the Mississippi at Gateway Arch National Park.

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail

The Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail journeys along the West’s legendary stagecoach line. The trail begins in Missouri and Arkansas and winds through the wilds of the American Southwest before turning north to San Francisco.

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States. Want to learn more?

Gateway Arch National Park

George Washington Carver National Monument

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Oregon National Historic Trail

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail traces the forced march of the Five Civilized Tribes from their ancestral homelands to present-day Oklahoma. The trail has several branches and connects with a number of national parks and wildlife refuges.

Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Montana

The state of Montana has 10 national park units.

I enjoy a selfie at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is a great choice for a list of national parks and monuments by state.

Big Hole National Battlefield

Big Hole National Battlefield remembers the Nez Perce warriors and US soldiers who died in the third battle of the Nez Perce War. Big Hole National Battlefield is one of four battlefields that are located along the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. Want to learn more?

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area may be America’s most remarkable reservoir. The park includes the spectacular Bighorn Canyon, wild horses, three caves, and two historic ranches. Want to learn more?

Our daughter points out an enormous lock on a bridge over the Clark Fork River. Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail deserves a place on any list of national parks and monuments by state.
Enjoying Missoula’s oddities on the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail.

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Glacier National Park

Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

Our kids pose next to an enormous bronze cast of Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Museum of the Rockies.
A quick selfie with Sue at a stop along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail.

Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

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Nez Perce National Historical Park

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail

Yellowstone National Park

Nebraska

The state of Nebraska has 10 national park units.

Our children make funny faces in front of metal silhouette of a Pony Express Rider. You can find all of the national trails on Dinkum Tribe's list of national parks and monuments by state.
Funny faces on the Pony Express National Historical Trail in Nebraska.

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument holds two distinctions. The park is the source of important fossil finds from the Miocene Age. It also holds a rich collection of Lakota artifacts.

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States.

Homestead National Historical Park

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Missouri National Recreational River

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Niobrara National Scenic River

Oregon National Historic Trail

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Scott’s Bluff National Monument

Nevada:

The state of Nevada has 7 national park units.

Desert trees stand under starry skies at Great Basin National Park. Image by NPS. list of national parks and monuments by state
Great Basin National Park. Image by NPS.

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States.

Death Valley National Park

Great Basin National Heritage Area

Great Basin National Park

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the largest recreation area in the national park system. This two-state park includes Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, the Hoover Dam, and the second-highest bridge in the United States. Lake Mead National Recreation Area borders Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, and the Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Discover a forgotten Spanish trade network that connected Santa Fe to Los Angeles. This national historic trail connects several national parks in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

New Hampshire

The state of New Hampshire has 2 national park units.

Fall colors frame a beautiful waterfall on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in New Hampshire. You can find all of the National Scenic Trails on Dinkum Tribe's list of national parks and monuments by state. Image from GPA Photo Archive.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Image by GPA Photo Archive.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park

New Jersey

The state of New Jersey has 11 national park units.

An ornate metal bridge spans a gorge. The gorge fames a beautiful waterfall. Image from NPS.
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. Image from NPS.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Gateway National Recreation Area

Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River

Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River

Morristown National Historical Park

New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

Statue of Liberty National Monument

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

New Mexico

The state of New Mexico has 18 national park units.

Sun lights up ruins of an ancient city at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Image from GPA Photo Archive. list of national parks and monuments by state
Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Aztec Ruins National Monument preserves a 900-year-old Pueblo Great House that’s located along the Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument features a western landscape that’s rich in natural and human history. The park borders Valles Caldera National Preserve and Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail

The Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail journeys along the West’s legendary stagecoach line. The trail begins in Missouri and Arkansas and winds through the wilds of the American Southwest before turning north to San Francisco.

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Carlsbad Caverns

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail

El Malpais National Monument

Trek across a wild, volcanic landscape at El Malpais National Monument. This park includes ice caves, lava tube, and cinder cones. El Malpais National Monument is located along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, not far from El Morro National Monument.

El Morro National Monument

El Morro National Monument preserves one of the richest historical sites in the American West. Explorers, soldiers, and pioneers all left inscriptions along the sandstone bluff beside the El Morro Spring. El Morro National Monument can be found near El Malpais National Monument.

Fort Union National Monument

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Discover a forgotten Spanish trade network that connected Santa Fe to Los Angeles. This national historic trail connects several national parks in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Pecos National Historical Park

Petroglyph National Monument

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Valles Caldera National Preserve

White Sands National Park

New York

The state of New York has 32 national park units.

A beautiful, white, tall-masted ship sails by the Statue of Liberty. Image by GPA Photo Archive.
Statue of Liberty National Monument. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

African Burial Ground National Monument

African Burial Ground National Monument preserves the largest and oldest African cemetery in North America. The park’s memorial and museum bear testimony to the lives and labor of New York’s enslaved men and women.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Castle Clinton National Monument

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership

Chesapeake Bay

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Federal Hall National Memorial

Fire Island National Seashore

Fort Stanwix National Monument

Gateway National Recreation Area

General Grant National Memorial

Governors Island National Monument

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

National Parks of New York Harbor

Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

North Country National Scenic Trail

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site

Saratoga National Historical Park

Statue of Liberty National Monument

Stonewall National Monument

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

North Carolina

The state of North Carolina has 12 national park units.

Water cascades from an old mill spillway amid forest greenery at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Image from GPA Photo Archives.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Image by GPA Photo Archive.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most popular scenic drive in the United States. This 469 mile route begins in Shenandoah National Park and ends at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Our children smile next to a beautiful Appalachian waterfall in Tennessee. Tennessee boasts many sites that belong on any list of national parks and monuments by state.
Enjoying Appalachian wonder in Southeast Tennessee.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore preserves America’s renowned barrier Islands. Enjoy the beach, climb lighthouses, and watch wildlife at the Graveyard of the Atlantic.

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Cape Lookout National Seashore is protects the little developed barrier islands that makeup Cape Lookout. The park includes miles of sandy beaches, four species of Sea Turtles, wild horses, and the historic Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

Moores Creek National Battlefield

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail traces the forced march of the Five Civilized Tribes from their ancestral homelands to present-day Oklahoma. The trail has several branches and connects with a number of national parks and wildlife refuges.

Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor

Wright Brothers National Memorial

North Dakota

The state of North Dakota has 5 national park units.

The sun rises on a beautiful morning at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Image from NPS. list of national parks and monuments by state
Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Image by NPS.

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

North Country National Scenic Trail

Northern Plains National Heritage Area

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Northern Mariana Islands

The territory of the Northern Mariana Islands has 1 national park unit.

Tropical trees frame the United States flag and the flags of the Armed Forces at American Memorial Park in the Northern Marianas Islands. All of the national parks in US territories are listed in Dinkum Tribe's list of national parks and monuments by state. Image from NPS.
American Memorial Park. Image from NPS.

American Memorial Park

American Memorial Park honors the sacrifice that was required to liberate the Marianas Islands from Imperial Japan. 5,204 servicemen and 929 indigenous Chamorros and Carolinians are remembered on this WWII memorial.

Ohio

The state of Ohio has 10 national park units.

The moon stands over silent, snow covered mounds at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. Image by NPS.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. Image by NPS.

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

First Ladies National Historic Site

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

James A Garfield National Historic Site

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

National Aviation Heritage Area

North Country National Scenic Trail

Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial

William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma has 6 national park units.

A road cuts through forested hills on a beautiful sunny day in Oklahoma. Image by Johnathan C. Wheeler / Wikimedia Commons. list of national parks and monuments by state
Lovely Oklahoma. Image by Johnathan C. Wheeler / Wikimedia Commons.

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail

The Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail journeys along the West’s legendary stagecoach line. The trail begins in Missouri and Arkansas and winds through the wilds of the American Southwest before turning north to San Francisco.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Fort Smith National Historic Site

Oklahoma City National Memorial

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail traces the forced march of the Five Civilized Tribes from their ancestral homelands to present-day Oklahoma. The trail has several branches and connects with a number of national parks and wildlife refuges.

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Oregon

The state of Oregon has 10 national park units.

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Celebrating another Jr. Ranger victory at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States. Want to learn more?

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Crater Lake National Park

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

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Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

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Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Nez Perce National Historical Park

Nez Perce National Historic Trail

Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve

Oregon National Historic Trail

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Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania has 25 national park units.

Independence Hall towers over Independence National Historical Park. You can find all of the national treasures on Dinkum Tribe's list of national parks and monuments by state. Image by NPS.
Independence National Historical Park. Image by NPS.

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site celebrates one of the first major railroads in the United States. The park includes a historic engine house, the Staple Bend Tunnel, and miles of hiking trails.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Chesapeake Bay

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Eisenhower National Historic Site

First State National Historical Park

Flight 93 National Memorial

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Independence National Historical Park

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area

Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Lower Delaware National Wild & Scenic River

North Country National Scenic Trail

Oil Region National Heritage Area

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

Schuylkill River Greenway National Heritage Area

Steamtown National Historic Site

Susquehanna National Heritage Area

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historical Trail

Puerto Rico

The territory of Puerto Rico has 1 national park unit.

A castle tunnel fames a cruise ship at the historic San Juan fort of San Juan National Historic Site. Image by NPS. list of national parks and monuments by state
San Juan National Historic Site. Image from NPS.

San Juan National Historic Site

Rhode Island

The state of Rhode Island has 4 national park units.

Rhododendrons bloom at Roger Williams National Memorial. Image by NPS.
Roger Williams National Memorial. Image from NPS.

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

Roger Williams National Memorial

Touro Synagogue National Historic Site

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has 8 national park units.

Fall colors set shrubs ablaze beside a historic cabin at Cowpens National Battlefield. You can find several Revolutionary War sites on Dinkum Tribe's list of national parks and monuments by state. Image by NPS.
Cowpens National Battlefield. Image by NPS.

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Congaree National Park

Explore the wilds of ancient bottomland hardwood forest at Congaree National Park. This 26,692 acre park encloses valuable swampland habitats and a designated wilderness.

Cowpens National Battlefield

Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

Kings Mountain National Military Park

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Reconstruction Era National Historical Park

South Carolina National Heritage Corridor

Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor

South Dakota

The state of South Dakota has 7 national park units.

Our daughter points at a sign on a chain link fence topped with barbed wire. The sign read "Warning Restricted Area. It is unlawful to enter this area without permission of the installation commander." We were visiting a missile silo at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
Studying the intricacies of nuclear deterrence at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is renowned for its iconic landscape, abundant wildlife, ancient fossil deposits, and rich indigenous history. This two-unit park is located beside Minuteman Missile National Historic Park, World-famous Wall Drug, and South Dakota’s Black Hills. Want to learn more?

Jewel Cave National Monument

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Missouri National Recreational River

Our daughters read an interpretive plaque while under Washington's steady gaze at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Wind Cave National Park

Tennessee

The state of Tennessee has 15 national park units.

A civil war canon stands on an early morning at Stones River National Battlefield. Image by NPS. list of national parks and monuments by state
Stones River National Battlefield. Image by NPS.

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site preserves the home and gravesite of one of the most controversial presidents in American History.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area features the beauty and lore of the Cumberland Plateau. This two-state park preserves the Big South Fork River, tall limestone canyons, remarkable natural arches, and historic homesteads.

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is the best scenic drive in the Deep South. The parkway follows the Natchez Trace, an ancient, 440 mile path that runs from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez Trace Parkway also boasts one of the highest bridges in the United States.

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail invites you to follow the footsteps of indigenous tribes, conquistadors, french trappers, pioneers, and soldiers. This hiking trail runs parallel with the historic Natchez Trace, allowing you to journey through the history and culture of the Deep South.

Obed Wild Scenic River

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Shiloh National Military Park

Stones River National Battlefield

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail traces the forced march of the Five Civilized Tribes from their ancestral homelands to present-day Oklahoma. The trail has several branches and connects with a number of national parks and wildlife refuges.

Texas

The state of Texas has 16 national park units.

A baby sea turtle struggles toward the ocean at Padre Island National Seashore. You can find several national seashores on Dinkum Tribe's national parks and monuments by state. Image by NPS.
Padre Island National Seashore. Image by NPS.

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument preserves one of North America’s oldest indigenous sites. The 13,000-year-old quarry yielded flint for mammoth hunters during the Ice Age. Alibates Flint Quarries NM borders Lake Meredeth National Recreation Area.

Amistad National Recreation Area

Amistad National Recreation Area is a water sports paradise. This international reservoir borders Mexico, connects to the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, and includes one of America’s tallest bridges.

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is one of largest National Parks in the United States. This borderland park preserves the natural beauty and rich culture of the Chihuahua Desert. Want to learn more?

Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve is rich in biodiversity and natural beauty. Nine different ecosystems meet and interact in this multiunit park.

Blackwell School National Historic Site

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail

The Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail journeys along the West’s legendary stagecoach line. The trail begins in Missouri and Arkansas and winds through the wilds of the American Southwest before turning north to San Francisco.

Chamizal National Memorial

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

Padre Island National Seashore

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Utah

The state of Utah has 17 national park units.

Delicate Arch stands amid starry splendor on a night at Arches National Park. You can find all of Utah's national parks on Dinkum Tribe's list of national parks and monuments by state. Image by NPS.
Arches National Park. Image by NPS.

Arches National Park

Arches National Park is a world-famous national park that boasts over 2,000 natural sandstone arches. This park is incredibly popular during peak season. It’s also one of the best national parks to visit during the holidays.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park boasts the greatest collection of Hoodoos on earth. This park’s spectacular scenery and high elevation make it one of the best national parks for a snowy holiday. Learn more!

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States.

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park preserves an incredible landscape of canyons, buttes, bizarre rock formations. The park borders Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park displays a geological wonder: a wrinkle in the earth’s crust. The park border Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Enjoy one of the best views in the National Park system at Cedar Breaks National Monument. Perched atop of the Grand Staircase, this park boast an incredible landscape, abundant wildlife, and starry nights.

Dinosaur National Monument

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is one the America’s premier national park sites. This 1.25 million acre park include iconic Horseshoe Bend and two of the highest bridges in the United States.

The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area borders more national parks than any other national park sites. Grand Canyon National Park, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Canyonlands National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park all connect to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The Old Spanish National Historic Trail also runs through this amazing park.

Golden Spike National Historical Park

Great Basin National Area

Hovenweep National Monument

Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Natural Bridges National Monument

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Discover a forgotten Spanish trade network that connected Santa Fe to Los Angeles. This national historic trail connects several national parks in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Zion National Park

Vermont

The state of Vermont has 3 national park units.

Corn grows below blue skies in Vermonts green hills. Image by Bryan Pocius. list of national parks and monuments by state
Beautiful Vermont countryside. Image by Bryan Pocius.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership

Marsh – Billings – Rockefeller National Historical Park

North Country National Scenic Trail

Virgin Islands

The territory of Virgin Islands has 5 national park units

A rainbow frames the bayside visitor center of Virgin Islands National Park. All five of the national parks found on the Virgin Islands can be found on Dinkum Tribe's list of national parks and monuments by state. Image by NPS.
Virgen Islands National Park Visitor Center. Image by NPS.

Buck Island Reef National Monument

Buck Island Reef National Monument encloses historic Buck Island and its surrounding reefs. The park includes shipwrecks and artifacts of the colonial slave trade.

Christiansted National Historic Site

Salt River Bay National Historical Park & Ecological Preserve

Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument

Virgin Islands National Park

Virginia

The state of Virginia has 33 national park units.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park preserves the place where the American Civil War came to a close. The park includes the headquarters of Union General Grant, the headquarters of Confederate General Lee, and the small town where these two men met to negotiate a surrender.

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial remembers the life and service of Robert E. Lee. Lee’s unequaled career in the US military ended when he chose to become the leading general of the Confederacy.

Lee was instrumental in fostering peace and reconciliation at the close of the Civil War. Arlington House is located at what was once the Lee estate but is now Arlington National Cemetery.

Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island National Seashore invites you to experience life on one of America’s renowned barrier islands. This two-state park is known for its beaches, birds, and wild horses.

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most popular scenic drive in the United States. This 469 mile route begins in Shenandoah National Park and ends at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Booker T. Washington National Monument

Booker T. Washington National Monument preserves the birthplace of Booker T. Washington. The park features the plantation where Washington was born into slavery and emancipated at the close of the Civil War.

Cape Henry Memorial

Consider an ironic twist of history at the Cape Henry Memorial. Cape Henry witnessed both the beginning and the end of English rule in America. The Cape Henry Memorial is part of Colonial National Historical Park, but it lies 50 miles south of the park’s main units.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

Chesapeake Bay

Civil War Defenses of Washington

Colonial National Historical Park

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Fort Monroe National Monument

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Memorial Parkway

Great Falls Park

Green Springs National Historic Landmark District

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage

Maggie L Walker National Historic Site

Manassas National Battlefield Park

Northern Neck National Heritage Area

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Petersburg National Battlefield

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Prince William Forest Park

Richmond National Battlefield Park

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah Valley Battlefield National Historic District

Star-Spangled National Historic Trail

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Washington (State)

A boy runs under an arch of green vegetation at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
Exploring Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

The state of Washington has 17 national park units.

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

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Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

I stand on a bridge that overlooks powerful Spokane Falls. Ice Age Floods National Geological Trail is one of the best items on this list of national parks and monuments by state.
On the trail of Ice Age Floods in Spokane, Washington.

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

Mount Rainier National Park

Our young daughter looks over a ridge in Mount Rainer National Park. Mount Rainer National Park is among the best national parks on this list of national parks and monuments by state.
Cascade wonder at Mount Rainer National Park.

Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area

Nez Perce National Historical Park

Nez Perce National Historic Trail

North Cascades National Park

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail

Olympic National Park

My children stand in front of a blockhouse fortress in Washington State.
Exploring “Oregon Country” in Washington State.

Oregon National Historic Trail

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

San Juan Island National Historical Park

Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Wing Luke Museum

West Virginia

The state of West Virginia has 8 national park units.

Water falls down rocky clefts at Gauley River National Recreation Area. Image from GPA Photo Archive. list of national parks and monuments by state
Gauley River National Recreation Area. Image from GPA Photo Archive.

Appalchian Forest National Heritage Area

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,190 miles. The trail runs from Maine to Georgia. Want to learn more?

Bluestone National Scenic River

The Bluestone National Scenic River flows through the mountains of Southern West Virginia. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and hunting are all welcome in this park.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Chesapeake Bay

Gauley River National Recreation Area

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area

Lewis & Clark National Historical Trail

National Coal Heritage Area

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Wheeling National Heritage Area

Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin has 4 national park units.

A ferry carries cars to their next stop along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. You can find all of the national historic and geologic trails on Dinkum Tribe's list of national parks and monuments by state. Image from NPS.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Image from NPS.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore encloses an island archipelago rich in beauty, nature, and lore. Sea caves, lighthouses, and history can be found along this wondrous corner of Lake Superior.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

North Country National Scenic Trail

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Wyoming

The state of Wyoming has 10 national park units.

Our son places our latest bumper sticker on our van. The sticker says "DVL TWR". Devils Tower stands in the background.
Another National Park, another bumper sticker! Devils Tower National Monument.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

California National Historic Trail

The California National Historic Trail traces the emigrant journey over more than 5,000 miles of rugged wilderness. The trail links ten states across the central and western United States. Want to learn more?

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

Devils Tower National Monument

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Fossil Butte National Monument

Explore a prehistoric ecosystem perfectly preserved in Southwest Wyoming. Fossil Butte yields detailed fossils from earths Eocene epoch, proving insight into what the world was like 52 million years ago.

Fossil Butte National Monument includes an excellent visitor center with a working paleontology lab. Journey through the past and present via the parks five hiking trails. This monument is almost entirely surrounded by segments of the Oregon and California National Historic Trails.

Grand Teton National Park

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Oregon National Historical Trail

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Yellowstone National Park

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Comments

  1. There are so many wonderful places to discover! We’ve spent the last year exploring many national parks and monuments as we full time RV the US.

    1. These are some awesome recommendations for parks in the US. Connecticut, PA and WA are a few hours drive from NYC. Will be looking into paying one of them a visit. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is so cool, I’ve never seen a list of all our national park units broken out by state. I’ve been to many of these, but clearly have sooo many more to visit.

  3. We do love to visit the National Parks and Monuments in the US. We have visited quite a few but this was great to see the full list by state. It gives us some great reasons to visit new states. And a wonderful way to get real value from a National Park pass. Definitely a post to keep for future travel planning.

  4. It has a lot of parks people can visit. I need to save this list to refer to it in the future. Thank you for sharing!

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