The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. In honor of the centennial, we are sharing 100 facts, from the basic to the bizarre, to inspire you to join in the celebration at one of the many beautiful national parks across the country.
Grab a map and a compass. The following 18 facts center around where national parks are located, how to get there, and some of the awe-inspiring, record-setting geographic landmarks you might discover within.
1) California is home to nine national parks — more than any other state.