Parks & Places

The beauty of Nature can be found throughout the world. These are some of our favorites.

Antietam Battlefield Antietam Battlefield - The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
Arches National Park Arches National Park
Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches and contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world formed through the forces of nature acting in concert to create the landscape of the park.
Bandelier Bandelier National Monument
The drums beat no more, and the songs are now silent. Yet the spirit of those who lived here continues to dwell in the magic that is Bandelier National Monument...
Big Spring, Missouri Big Spring, Missouri
Big Spring is the largest spring in Missouri and one of the largest in the world with a daily average flow of 286 million gallons.
Blue Ridge National Park Blue Ridge National Park
The Blue Ridge Parkway, sometimes called "America's Favorite Drive", is the most visited unit of America's National Park System.
Calf Creek Calf Creek
The 5.5 round trip hike to the 126 foot waterfall is one of the favorite attactions in southern Utah.
Cedar Breaks Cedar Breaks
Resting on top of the Colorado plateau, at over 10,000 feet in elevation, this breathtaking view awaits. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift, and erosion are carving out this giant amphitheater, that spans some three miles, and is more than 2000 feet deep. Due to minerals that have been deposited over time, the cliffs of Cedar Breaks National Monument display an amazing rainbow of warm hues.
Chimney Rock Chimney Rock
A spire of solitary grandeur, visible for miles to travelers of the onstretching prairie, Chimney Rock was a celebrated landmark on the Oregon Trail.
Devil's Tower Devil's Tower
There are things in nature that engender an awful quiet in the heart of man; Devil's Tower is one of them.
Fort McHenry Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry became famous when the British tried to attack Baltimore during the War of 1812. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Read about the Defenders, the bombs, the Pratt Street Riot, and the Baltimore Bastille.
Gettysburg Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War and the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It also provided President Abraham Lincoln with the setting for his famous Gettysburg address. Be sure to visit the Faces of the Gettysburg Conflict.
Grand Canyon Grand Canyon National Park
Perhaps no landscape on Earth is as surprising to the observer as the vast yet intricate face of the Grand Canyon.
Great Falls Great Falls of the Potomac
Great Falls of the Potomac is considered to be the most spectacular natural landmark in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Harpers Ferry Harmony Pennsylvania
Harmony (now Oakland), Pennsylvania was the site for the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood as well as home for Joseph & Emma Smith during the period of time when the Book of Mormon was being translated.
Harpers Ferry Harpers Ferry
The story of Harpers Ferry is more than one event, one date, or one individual. It involves a diverse number of people and events that influenced the course of our nation's history.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes are monuments to Earth's origin, evidence that its primordial forces are still at work.
Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Few national cemeteries can compete with the dramatic natural setting of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The "Punchbowl" was formed some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago during the Honolulu period of secondary volcanic activity. Although there are various translations of the Punchbowl's Hawaiian name, "Puowaina," the most common is "Hill of Sacrifice."
Bandelier Petrified Forest National Park
Here lies a petrified forest that existed 225 million years ago. The park offers a diversity of fossils and petrified wood, a Painted Desert, and a rich Native American Indian culture.
Puukohola Heiau Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site
The stone heiau at Pu'ukoholā is one of the last major sacred structures built in Hawaii before outside influences altered traditional life permanently. Constructed in 1790-91 by Kamehameha I, this heiau, or temple, played a crucial role in the ruler's ascendancy.
Red Canyon Red Canyon
Red Canyon located along UT 12 provides a beautiful prelude to what a traveler will find on his visit to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Scotts Bluff Scotts Bluff
Towering eight hundred feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has been a natural landmark for many peoples, and it served as the path marker for those on the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails.
Sacred Grove Sacred Grove
The sacred grove is a pristine tract of forestland that once covered Smiths' 100-acre farm in Manchester Township, New York. It holds a sacred meaning to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.
This is the Place Monument This is the Place Monument
This is the Place stands as a monument to the dedication and sacrifices of the Mormon Pioneers who entered the Salt Lake valley on July 22, 1847.
Timpanogos Cave Timpanogos Cave
High on the steep rocky slopes of American Fork Canyon in the shadow of mighty Mount Timpanogos in Utah's Wasatch Range are three moderate-sized limestone caves: Hansen Cave, Middle Cave, and Timpanogos Cave.
Valley Forge Valley Forge
Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the collective sacrifices and dedication of the Revolutionary War generation, it pays homage to the ability of everyday Americans to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.
Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity.
Zion National Park Zion National Park
Massive canyon walls ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. To experience Zion, you need to walk among the towering cliffs, or challenge your courage in a small narrow canyon. These unique sandstone cliffs range in color from cream, to pink, to red. They could be described as sand castles crowning desert canyons.

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