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The sense of freedom afforded by these spectacular landscapes is unparalleled, whether exploring the country’s oldest national park or its youngest wild wonderland. We’ve organized the 62 national parks in order of establishment, each a vital part in the country’s narrative.

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Introduction

Plotting the Parks

The Story

The Parks

Yellowstone

Established 1872

Yosemite

Established 1890

Sequoia

Established 1890

Mount Rainier

Established 1899

Crater Lake

Established 1902

Wind Cave

Established 1903

Mesa Verde

Established 1906

Glacier

Established 1910

Rocky Mountain

Established 1915

Lassen Volcanic

Established 1916

Hawai’i Volcanoes

Established 1916

Denali

Established 1917

Grand Canyon

Established ...

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