Anonymous Donor Gives $50k to Make California Parks Free on Black Friday

© Spring Images / Alamy Stock Photo Black Friday is historically a day of pushing and shoving and haggling. It’s called “black,” for a reason. All of that scrambling for

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day with Free Admission to 409 National Parks

Getty Images What better excuse to take in the Great Outdoors? The National Park Service is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year and to celebrate, they’re offering free admission to

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The Best National Parks to Visit in Winter

Getty Images/WIN-Initiative RM A summer vacation to America’s national parks has been a rite of passage for generations of Americans—a pilgrimage made each season ever since the country’s best idea

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Another Lion Murder, Another Outrage—But This Time, A Different Story

Getty Images Less than a year since the murder of Cecil the Lion at the hands of a hunter in Zimbabwe, another “celebrity lion” has been taken down. This time

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Filmmaker Ken Burns on America’s National Parks

The documentarian sees climate change as an existential threat to places like Glacier National Park. Getty Images The filmmaker, who directed the award-winning 2009 PBS documentary The National Parks: America’s Best

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Personal History: Near Death by Crater Lake

Getty Images Writer Carina Chocano recalls a harrowing attempt to visit Oregon’s national park with her then-boyfriend during one of the season’s worst blizzards. I have always strongly identified with

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How to Explore North Carolina’s Chimney Rock State Park

Steven McBride As part of a summer series, T+L is highlighting amazing lesser-known attractions found in the United States. Next up: a place for folks who love being active — or

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Hear What the Quietest Place in America Sounds Like

Cultura Creative (RF) / Alamy Looking for some peace and quiet? Maybe try traveling to a place in Washington that’s come to be known as the “quietest square inch in

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The Loveliest New Ways to Enjoy National Parks

UIG via Getty Images In the ramp-up to next year’s National Park Service centennial, there are tons of new activities and every fourth-grader is getting a free season pass. This

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Awesome Job Alert: Get Paid (Almost) $100,000 to Take Photos of National Parks

Sunlight glints off the crags of Rocky Mountain National Park. Scott Dressel-Martin The National Park Service is looking to pay a full-time photographer close to $100,000 a year to help

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