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A vacation to a National Park is the perfect way for your family to unplug and explore nature in its purest form. Plus, every National Park has kid-friendly programs for your little one to become an official Junior Park Ranger! Check out these 8 great National Parks that are perfect for families:
8 Great National Parks for Families
1. Yellowstone, Wyoming

Explore America’s very first national park! Kids can watch Old Faithful erupt and compete in the “Yellowstone Wildlife Olympics” to test their skills against park animals.

8 Great National Parks for Families

2. Petrified Forest, Arizona

Surround yourself with 225 million-year-old fossilized wood—kids can go on play pretend fossil digs and meet artists to learn about traditional Native American arts and crafts.

8 Great National Parks for Families

3. Grand Canyon, Arizona

Go for a nature hike around billion-year-old rocks. Your kids will be amazed to learn how the deep canyons were formed through the power of erosion!

8 Great National Parks for Families

4. Redwood, California

Visit the tallest trees on earth, go camping, and view wildlife—including whales, elk, and the banana slug!

8 Great National Parks for Families

5. Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee & North Carolina

Hike through the Great Smoky Mountains to discover wildlife and waterfalls.

8 Great National Parks for Families

6. Yosemite, California

Marvel at the power of glaciers by hiking, bird watching, fishing, and picnicking in this park!

8 Great National Parks for Families

7. Everglades, Florida

Go on a boat tour and explore the Everglades wetlands—you could even spot a crocodile or a manatee!

8 Great National Parks for Families

8. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Explore the world’s longest system of caves through a hands-on cave tour.

8 Great National Parks for Families

All photos courtesy of the National Parks Service. 

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