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By establishing Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (GAAR) in Alask, Congress has reserved a vast and untouched area of superlative natural beauty and exceptional scientific value - a maze of glaciated valleys and rugged mountains covered with


Gateway NRA is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.
The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features.



This memorial to Ulysses S. Grant, victorious Union commander of the Civil War, includes the tomb of General Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. During the Civil War, Grant's tenacity and boldness led to victories in the Battles of Vicksburg and Chattan

The George Mason Memorial, located in East Potomac Park near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, commemorates the neglected contributions of an important Founding Father. Perhaps Masons' greatest act was withholding his signature from the United States Constit
The heroic march of Clark's men from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi in mid-winter and the subsequent victory over the British remains one of the great feats of the American Revolution.

Today this 550-acre park memorializes George Washington and the place of his birth. The park includes: the brick foundation of the house where he was born; the Washington family cemetery where Georges father, grandfather, and great-grandfather are buried;
George Washington Carver's boyhood home consists of rolling hills, woodlands, and prairies.
George Washington Memorial Parkway connects the historic sites from Mount Vernon, where Washington lived, past the nation's capital, to the Great Falls of the Potomac where the President demonstrated his skill as an engineer.


It was here during the dedication ceremony on November 19, 1863, that President Abraham Lincoln spoke of "these honored dead..." and renewed the Union cause to reunite the war-torn nation with his most famous speech, the "Gettysburg Address". Today, the G




Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument offers a glimpse of the homes and lives of the people of the Mogollon culture who lived in the Gila Wilderness from the 1280s through the early 1300s.




Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides opportunities for adventure, a living laboratory for observing the ebb and flow of glaciers, and a chance to study life as it returns in the wake of retreating ice. The park has snow-capped mountain ranges r

Glacier preserves over 1,000,000 acres of forests, alpine meadows, and lakes. It is home to over 70 species of mammals and 260 species of birds. The spectacular glaciated landscape is a hikers paradise.





The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history.
The land and the historic buildings are a back drop for a rich arts education program.


Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church was built between 1698 - 1700 and is the oldest church in Pennsylvania. Revolutionary War patriots rest in the churchyard burial ground.



One of the largest urban national parks in the world., the total park area is 75,398 acres of land and water. Approximately 28 miles of coastline lie within its boundaries. Golden Gate NRA comprises Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, Fort Funston, Fort Mason, as
Completion of the world's first transcontinental railroad was celebrated here where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869










In 1652, Governors Island, located a half-mile from Manhattans southern tip, was reserved as a private estate for New Amsterdams Dutch governors and also for New Yorks English governors.



One of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world, Grand Canyon is unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers to visitors on the rim.





Grand Teton National Park protects stunning mountain scenery and a diverse array of wildlife. Rising over 7000 feet above the valley known as Jackson Hole, the Teton Range dominates the parks skyline. .


















Great Basin National Park includes streams, lakes, alpine plants, abundant wildlife, a variety of forest types including groves of ancient bristlecone pines, and numerous limestone caverns, including beautiful Lehman Caves.




Great Falls Park, a site that is part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, is an 800 acre park located along the Potomac River 14 miles upriver from Washington D.C.





Nestled in southern Colorado, North America's tallest dunes rise over 750 feet high against the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The wind shaped dunes glow beneath the rugged backdrop of the mountains.

World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, and the depth and integrity of its wilderness sanctuary, the park attracts over nine








Green Springs is a natural basin caused by erosion of a volcanic intrusion resulting in particularly fertile soil.
Greenbelt Park is a refuge for native plants and animals just twelve miles from Washington, D.C.









This mountain mass contains portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef. Also featured are a tremendous earth fault, lofty peaks, unusual flora and fauna, and a colorful record of the past. Guadalupe Peak, highest




The battle fought here on March 15, 1781, was the largest, action of the Revolutionary War's climactic Southern Campaign. The serious loss of British manpower suffered at Guilford Courthouse foreshadowed Lord Cornwallis's final defeat at Yorktown seven mo
The Seashore stretches 160 miles from Cat Island in Mississippi to the eastern tip of Santa Rosa Island in Florida. More than 80 percent of Gulf Islands National Seashore is under water, but the barrier islands are the most outstanding features to those w





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The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
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Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.
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