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At ICBDA #43 in Orlando, FL on Saturday, 13 Jul 2019, we were the honored recipients of the organization's Golden Torch Award.

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US National Parks & World Heritage Sites

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    This is a list of the United States National Parks we've visited so far!!
                             We've got so many more to go!

As of Apr 2021 - there are 63 Official US National Parks.   Some of them are also World Heritage Sites.    According to the latest list, we've been to 58 of them (missing 3 in Alaska, Pinnacles in CA, Dry Tortugas in Florida, & American Samoa.  We've been to many that are designated as Reserves, Historic, etc, but they don't count.  Also been to many in other countries.  I'm working on another page to list those.                                      

Count Name of Park Location Date Visited Photo
1 Acadia Maine May 2004,

July 2012

  Alaska Public Lands Alaska All over Alaska from Jun 1985 to Jun 1998 - Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Potter's Marsh Hiking in Alaska, Approx 1990
  Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Texas May 2022 Aransas NWR from Observation Tower
2 Arches Utah July 1999
  Ash Meadows National Wildlife Reserve Nevada Nov 2019 PupfishWarm Sulphur Pool in Ash Meadows
  Assateague National Seashore Virginia Jul 2023 Sunset with Laughing Gull
3 Badlands South Dakota June 2004
  Bandelier National Monument New Mexico April 4, 2011
4 Big Bend Texas April 2007, Apr 2022 (also visit Big Bend Ranch State Park)
5 Biscayne Florida Dec 2008
6 Black Canyon of the Gunnison Colorado August 2002
  Boston National Historic Park - Freedom Trail Massachussetts June 2012
7 Bryce Canyon Utah August 2000
8 Canyonlands Utah July 1999, August 2002
  Cape Cod National Seashore Massachusetts June 1996 Whale Tour from Provincetown, Cape Town Visit, Jun 1996
9 Capitol Reef Utah August 2000, August 2002
10 Carlsbad Caverns (WHS) New Mexico September 1999
  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Florida July 2019 Castillo de San Marcos
  Cedar Breaks NM Utah August 2000
11 Channel Islands
(Visitor Center only!!)
California July 2001
  Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park Maryland October 2022 Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Histocial Park
  Colorado NM Colorado July 2000, August 2005
12 Congaree National Park South Carolina July 2011
13 Crater Lake Oregon June 1999, August 2007
14 Cuyahoga Valley Ohio July 2021 Brandywine Falls
15 Death Valley California Nov 2019 Zabriskie Point, Death Valley NP
  Dee Wright Observatory Oregon Jun 2017
16 Denali Alaska Many times from 1987 - 1998
  Devils Tower NM Wyoming July 1999
  Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument New York Apr 12, 2001 (after Renaissance Cruise) Lady Liberty
17 Everglades - Flamingo, Shark Valley, & Ernest E. Coe (WHS) Florida Dec 2008
  Flaming Gorge NRA Wyoming, Utah August 2004
  Ft Smith National Historic Park Fort Smith, Arkansas June 2021 Commissary at Fort Smith National Historic Park
18 Gateway Arch (visited before it was a NP) St Louis, MO Oct 1982  
19 Glacier NP Montana July 2002 Avalanche Lake
20 Glacier Bay NP (also WHS) Alaska May 2011
  Golden Gate NRA California July 1998
21 Grand Canyon (WHS) Arizona Feb 1996, August 2000, May 2001
  Grand Portage NM Minnesota July 2017 View of Grand Portage
22 Grand Teton Wyoming July 1999
23 Great Basin Nevada August 2002, July 2013
24 Great Sand Dunes NP (NM when visited) Colorado September 1999
25 Great Smoky Mountains (WHS) Tennessee July 2000
26 Guadalupe Mountains Texas April 2005
27 Haleakala Hawaii August 2006
28 Hawaii Volcanoes (WHS) Hawaii July 2006
29 Hot Springs NP Arkansas September 1999
31 Indiana Dunes NP Indiana August 2021 Sand Hill Cranes at Cowes Bog
31 Isle Royale NP Michigan (entered from MN side) July 2017
  Jamestown NHP Virginia Jul 2003
32 Joshua Tree California February 2006
  Kalaupapa NHP Hawaii January 1997
33 Katmai Alaska June 2005
34 Kenai Fjords Alaska Many times from 1986 - 1998 Kenai Fjords National Park
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Georgia Sep 2019 Kennesaw Mtn Nat Battlefield Park
35 Kings Canyon California July 2001
  Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Alaska May 2011 (NCL cruise)
  Lake Mead NRA Nevada/Arizona Mid 90's - toured the dam, again with Sandi & Savienne Cannons in the field
36 Lassen Volcanic California August 2003, Jun 2009
  Lake Meredith NRA Texas May 2004 - Saturn problems in Amarillo  
  Lake Roosevelt NRA Arizona Fall 2000 Roosevelt Lake with Stan & Grace, 2000
  Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Texas Oct 2014
37 Mammoth Cave (WHS) Kentucky July 2000
  Manassas National Battlefield Park Virginia July 2023 Cannon in the field at Brawner Interpretive Center
38 Mesa Verde (WHS) Colorado September 2000, September 2001
  Misty Fjords NM (Rudyerd Bay) Ketchikan, Alaska May 2011 (NCL cruise)
  Montezuma's Castle NM Arizona Feb 1996
  Monocacy National Battlefield Maryland October 2022 Monocacy National Battlefield
39 Mt Rainier Washington June 30, 2010
  Mount Rushmore (only saw views from Pigtail Bridges in Custer State Park) South Dakota July 1999
  National Mall & Memorial Parks Washington DC   Tour of Washington DC Mall & Memorials, Oct 2006
  Navy Pier (National Park Service Land to Park Program) Illinois August 2009
  Newberry National Volcanic Monument Oregon June 2001
41 New River Gorge West Virginia July 2021 New River Gorge NP Overlook
  Niagara Falls (State Park & National Historic Area) New York June 2000/July 2015
42 North Cascades Washington August 2001
  Ojito Wilderness Area New Mexico Sep 14, 2010
42 Olympic (WHS) Washington August 2006
  Pacific Coast Highway (National Scenic Byway) California July 2001
  Padre Island National Seashore Texas May 2022 Pelicans at Padre Island National Seashore
43 Petrified Forest Arizona July 2005
  Petroglyph NM New Mexico Sep 7, 2008
  Pictured Rock National Lakeshore Michigan July 2021 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  Pike's Peak (National Registry of Historic Places) Colorado Aug 2001
  Plymouth Rock (National Registry of Historic Places) Massachusetts June 1996
44 Redwood - only drove through on Hwy 101 (WHS) California June 1998  
45 Rocky Mountain Colorado August 1998, August 1999, August 2009
46 Saguaro, East Arizona  April 2008
47 Saguaro, West Arizona January 1999,
Nov 2011
  San Antonio Missions National Historical Park - (the Alamo) Texas July 2008 The Alamo from our Hotel Window, Jul 2008
  San Juan National Historic Site & World Heritage Site
 - Castillo San Cristobal &
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
San Juan Dec 2008
  Santa Fe National Historic Trail Colorado Oct Hiking along the Sante Fe Trail at the USAFA, Sep 30, 2018
48 Sequoia California July 2001
49 Shenandoah Virginia July 2003
  Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshort Michigan July 2021 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  Spearfish National Scenic Byway South Dakota June 2011
  Statue of Liberty NM & Ellis Island New York April 2001
50 Theodore Roosevelt North Dakota June 2002
  Tonto NM Arizona March 2004
  Valles Caldera National Preserve New Mexico September 13, 2010
51 Virgin Islands Virgin Islands November 1998
52 Voyageurs NP Minnesota July 2017
  Walnut Canyon NM Arizona July 14, 2020 View from Rim Trail to Visitor's Center
  Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
FDR  Memorial
Washington Monument
The Old Post Office Tower
All War Memorials
National Cathedral
National Mall
Rock Creek Park
Washington D.C. October 2006
  Washington Monument Washington DC October 2006 Washington Monument - tour of Washington DC, Oct 2006
  White House, Natural History Museum, US Botanical Garden, Arlington Cemetery, Silent Platoon Parade Washington DC July 2023 George standing at the West Wing Entrance
See 19 Waterton-Glacier Montana June 2002
  White Pass Scenic ByWay Washington June 2011
53 White Sands National Monument New Mexico Sep 2012
54 Wind Cave South Dakota July 1999
55 Wrangell-St. Elias Alaska Jun 2002 (Hubbard Glacier, Celebrity Summit Cruise) Hubbard Glacier
56 Yellowstone (WHS) Wyoming, Idaho, Montana July 1999
57 Yosemite (WHS) California June 1999
58 Zion Utah August 2000
  Nelson's Dock Yard (World Heritage Site) St John's Antigua (Antigua & Barbuda) Jan 2018 English Harbor
  Chobe NP Botswana May 2018 Elephant in Chobe NP
  Ngorongoro Conservation Area (World Heritage Site) Tanzania May 2018 Ngorongoro Crater
  Serengeti National Park (World Heritage Site) Tanzania May 2018 Migration at Serengeti
  Serengeti National Park (World Heritage Site) Tanzania Dec 2022 A Complete Stew of Lions
  Iguassu National Park (World Heritage Site) Iguazu, Brazil & Iguassu, Argentina Dec 2019, Dec 2016 Iguassu Falls NP, Argentina
  Tierra Del Fuego National Park Ushuaia, Argentina Dec 2019, Dec 2006 Tierra del Fuego NP
  Torres Del Paine National Park Chile Dec 2016 Cuernos Lookout
  Galapagos National Park Ecuador Dec 2021 Sunset in the Galapagos
  Sumaco National Park Ecuador Dec 2021 Sumaco National Park Overlook
  Old Town Quito UNESCO World Heritage Site Ecuador Dec 2021 Old Town of Quito - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  Akagera National Park Rwanda Dec 2022 Cape Buffalo & Giraffe in Akagera NP
  Volcano NP Rwanda Dec 2022 Silverback Gorilla Family
  Lake Manyara NP Tanazania Dec 2022 Elephant comes to visit
  Chankanaab NP Cozumel, Mexico Sep 2023 George ready to Snorkel
  El Boqueron NP El Salvador 9 Dec 2023 Crater view from El Boqueron NP, El Salvador
  Joya de Cerén (UNESCO World Heritage) El Salvador 10 Dec 2023 Joya de Ceren (USESCO World Heritage Site)
  Copan UNESCO World Heritage Site
(on Route of the Mayans OAT Tour)
Honduras Dec 2023 Copan Macaws
  Tikal UNESCO World Heritage Site
(on Route of the Mayans OAT Tour)
Guatemala Dec 2023 TikalOcelated Turkey


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