National Park To-Do List

Many Americans think of our national parks as places to go and see the sights, but there are so many things you can do in there, as well. Here are just a few of the fun excursions you can enjoy in our national parks:


HUNT on a trail back through time at Dinosaur National Monument, you can search for fossils (no, you don’t get to keep them).

Woman cleaning dinosaur bone in fieldtional Monument (NPS photo)
Paleontological field work at Dinosaur National Monument (NPS photo)


SOAK at Hot Springs National Park.

Bathhouse and tulips
Hale Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row (NPS photo)


RIDE on horseback at Gettysburg National Military Park. See the battlefield the way the cavalry did.

Field with wooden fence and blooming dogwood trees
Dogwoods blooming in spring at Gettysburg (NPS photo)


GLIDE through a river of grass at Everglades National Park.

person kayaking on river
Kayaking in mangrove tunnels in Everglades National park, Florida, USA (mariakraynova/Shutterstock)


ROLL on a train to Grand Canyon National Park. Arrive in style like the earliest tourists did.

Railroad on track
The Grand Canyon Railway (NPS photo)


MUSH on a dogsled in Denali National Park.

Man on dog sled
Dogsledding in Denali National Park (NPS photo)