Music has been called a universal language, and now a unique musical instrument has been created to commemorate not only two important historic sites, but also some ideals that are central to the story of our nation. The Spirit of America Gibson Les Paul Guitar has just gone on display at Ellis Island in New York, and you can see it there until next August.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
There are plenty of statues of George Washington around the country, but if you showed up on the Antique Road Show with this one, it would cause quite a stir. Valley Forge National Historical Park is home to one of the finest statues of George Washington in existence, but if you're looking for this piece of sculpture, it now has a new home in the park.
A 52-year-old Seattle man has been killed in a climbing accident at Mount Rainier National Park, according to park officials.
A young woman from Taiwan has died from injuries sustained when she slipped into the Firehole River near Old Faithful, according to Yellowstone National Park officials.
Denali National Park and Preserve officials have concluded that a man who shot and killed a grizzly bear in the park's backcountry back in May did so in self-defense and will not be charged with any crime.
It was quite a battle last week when we asked whether you would rather visit Utah's national parks or those in California. Well, here's another head-scratcher: Would you first head to Wyoming and Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, or Washington State with Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier national parks?
While most visitor interactions with wildlife in national parks seem to revolve around bears, officials in Olympic National Park are urging visitors to the Hoh Rainforest to be cautious about the resident elk.
A novel bicycle ride -- Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day -- likely will cause some delays for motorists in Mount Rainier National Park on Thursday.
It's not every day twin calves are born in the ranching world, and it's rarer still to have the twins be longhorn calves. But that's the situation at Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site in Montana.
The Center for Biological Diversity, which earlier this summer threatened to sue federal officials and BP over Kemp’s ridley sea turtles being killed in oil fires, now is going after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for failing to assess how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is impacting endangered whales and sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.
It's more than appropriate that this year, the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, that when you visit the parkway you get out and take a hike. And Randy Johnson is ready to tell you where to go.
If you're headed for the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in August, you need to be aware of some upcoming closures of key roads due to construction work. Here's the current schedule to help you plan your trip.
John Wessels, who has served as the National Park Service’s Intermountain Region associate director for administration, business and technology since 2004, has been named director of the region, the largest in the agency.
Armed with only a headlamp and determination, an injured canyoneer in Zion National Park managed to save himself and two buddies after the three were washed down canyon by a flash flood.
When better than in the middle of a long, hot summer to plan your winter vacation to Yellowstone National Park? The Yellowstone Association Institute just published its winter course list to help you begin planning your getaway.
We've all heard the story of Ben Franklin and the key suspended from a kite. But are you familiar with the the one about Mr. Franklin's musical invention?
A plan to use air rifles to vaccinate Yellowstone National Park bison against brucellosis apparently is more controversial than initially thought. Park Service officials say due to interest and concerns over the project, they're extending the comment period on the draft Environmental Impact Statement another 60 days.
Somewhat favorable weather conditions -- low winds, temperatures in the 70s, 20-some percent humidity -- are helping firefighters in their efforts to contain the Beach Fire in Yellowstone National Park.
After several months of work, crews in Bryce Canyon National Park have been able to move enough rock to let the popular Wall Street section of the Navajo Loop Trail reopen.
A young woman who had summited Middle Teton in Grand Teton National Park somehow became separated from her partner on the way down and fell 80 feet to her death, according to park officials.