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Thursday, June 21st, 2012

  • Just because "cave" is part of Wind Cave National Park's name, that doesn't mean the only thing you can do at this South Dakota destination is go underground.

    Park rangers will be offering a variety of interpretive programs this summer. Thirty tours a day will be offered through the world's fifth-longest cave beginning at 8:40 a.m.

  • Environmental programs Xanterra Parks & Resorts relies on in Zion National Park have earned the Zion Lodge a Gold certification from an independent firm that sets and measures sustainability standards for products, services, and companies.

    That award is the first for a hotel in a national park, according to Xanterra officials, who add that just three hotel and

  • In a move to help the National Park System become more fuel efficient, the National Park Service and U.S.

  • The National Park Service recently issued a prospectus soliciting bids for a 10-year contract for operation of Northwest Trading Post, a retail establishment near the mid-point of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway.

    The location is about an hour north of both Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

  • The best vantage points to take in the grandeur of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are, quite understandably, up high. The Upper Caprock Coulee Trail takes you there, and along the way shows off some incredible badlands that so captivated Theodore Roosevelt.