Celebrate The National Park Service’s 100th Year With These 18 Stunning American Parks!

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1. Celebrate The National Park Service’s 100th Year With These 18 Stunning American Parks!

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill into law that created the United States National Park Service.

Since then, the National Park Service has managed important protected areas of the country, such as Yellowstone National Park.  The National Park Service now runs 59 parks, as well as a number of national monuments, historical properties, and areas dedicated to the conservation of nature.

President Wilson created the agency “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” This year, the United States National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday.

Scroll through below for a look at our impressive national parks and wildlife refuges, which have been enjoyed for many generations, and will hopefully continue to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Have you visited any of our national parks? Let us know in the comments!

Adventure: Philip Smith in the alpine, Spray Park, Mt. Rainier National Park
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