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How Fourth Graders Can Visit National Parks for FREE

School is back in session, and if someone is starting the 4th grade at your house, great news! From September 1st through August 31st of NEXT YEAR, your 4th grader can get your whole family into more than 2,000 federal lands and waters for FREE. That’s hundreds of national parks alone! Here are six important …

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Five Great National Park Vacations for Families

With more than four hundred national park sites in the United States, deciding which park to visit for your family vacation can be daunting. How far will you travel to reach them? What will you do once you get there? Not to worry. These five popular parks provide an ideal combination of outdoor activities and …

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Sequoia National Park with Kids Family Vacation Guide

CALIFORNIA, SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK WITH KIDS – If you want to show your kids some seriously big trees this year, pack your bags and make way for Sequoia National Park in southern California. Sequoia is not simply home to some of the largest living organisms on earth; it’s also home to “the world’s largest tree” based on …

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Mount Rushmore with Kids & The Black Hills – Family Vacation Guide

SOUTH DAKOTA, Black Hills and Mount Rushmore with Kids – Southwestern South Dakota is known primarily for one thing, and while you won’t want to miss your chance to see that massive monument carved into the side of a mountain, you may be wondering what else there is to do in the area–especially if you’ll …

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Glacier National Park with Kids – Montana Family Vacation Guide

MONTANA, Glacier National Park with Kids – One does not arrive at Glacier National Park by chance, a side trip on the way to another destination. For most visitors the park is a multi-day drive or rail trip, or- at the minimum- a few hours’ flight followed by a few more hours of driving from …

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Yosemite National Park with Kids – California Family Vacation Guide

CALIFORNIA, Yosemite National Park with Kids – Granite domes, sheer cliffs, waterfalls, ancient and enormous trees, alpine meadows, and a lush river valley all come together in one of America’s most famous and beloved national parks. Yosemite is just a few hours’ drive from the Bay Area, so it may be tempting to add a …

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Swamp Buggy: A Tale of Family Adventure in Big Cypress National Preserve

“Get those darn things off right now!” our driver grumbles over his shoulder. My daughter, still confused by the breach in safety protocol, shoots me a worried look—her safety belt will not budge. Captain Cliff’s seat swivels around as he reaches out toward my firstborn, jabbing a calloused thumb into the stubborn square at the …

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