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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#FindYourPark on National Public Lands Day

September 27, 2019

Take advantage of the last days of warm weather and #FindYourPark on National Public Lands Day, one of the National Park Service’s fee-free days.

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HBD to the NPS

August 23, 2019

The National Park Service celebrates 103 years with free admission on August 25. 

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Summer Travel Season Spotlights Need to Tackle NPS Deferred Maintenance Projects

June 28, 2019

To preserve the parks for years to come, Congress must address the deferred maintenance backlog to protect our national parks and the economic and conservation benefits they afford.

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