The National Park Service preserves America’s natural and cultural treasures, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world.

Quick Facts

From the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, America’s national parks and monuments are a major draw for visitors from across the U.S. and around the world. Beyond their natural beauty and historic significance, these sites also contribute heavily to America’s local and national economies. Unfortunately, many of these sites are suffering from a severe maintenance backlog, leaving national parks facilities like campgrounds, roads, restrooms and information centers in dire need of improvements.

U.S. Travel supports adequate maintenance funding for the NPS to ensure that visitors keep coming back to our national parks and monuments—and that local economies stay afloat.

Research, News and Commentary on National Parks

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History Is Made with the Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act

August 04, 2020

The funding provided by the Great American Outdoors Act will ensure access for generations to come and meet the growing demands of parks and recreation travelers.

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U.S. Travel Praises House Passage of National Parks Bill

July 22, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957), which is expected to be signed by the president:

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Americans Are Hitting the Roads and Heading to National Parks

July 14, 2020

The numbers make it clear: This is the summer of getting reacquainted with our hiking boots. 

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