The National Park Service Turns 100!

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(Last Updated On: October 21, 2016)

Have you ever truly explored the wonders of the U.S.? Did you know that there are 59 national parks, 25 battlefields and military parks, 81 national monuments, and 128 historical parks and sites? All of these are covered by the National Park System, which is celebrating its 100th year of service on August 25th. The National Parks System was first established in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson signed an act of congress. Since then, the National Park System has grown tremendously, now covering more than 84 million acres and 410 different sites. In 2015, over 307 million people recreationally visited areas within the National Park System.

The 5 most visited National Parks include the: Great Smoky Mountain, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. A great way to celebrate this centennial anniversary is to explore the U.S. There are many geographical wonders, wildlife and ecosystems to see first-hand. While on your adventures, you can trust ADT home monitoring to help secure your home.National Park

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