The Latest News & Views

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

  • The National Park Service has recognized the historic significance of gay rights activist Dr. Franklin E. Kameny by listing his home in the National Register of Historic Places.

    “Dr. Kameny led a newly militant activism in the fledgling gay civil rights of the 1960s,” said NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

  • It was not quite a year ago when the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site was added to the National Park System.

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

  • Christmas celebrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, and caroling are on tap at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa.

    The site, home of the 31st president of the United States, will be the backdrop for "A Christmas Past" events from Friday, December 2, until Sunday, December 4.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

  • Trying to land a room for the night at the Old Faithful area in Yellowstone National Park is never an easy task if you wait until the last minute.

  • Visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park was down 9.5 percent in October, and for the year it is down almost 7 percent, according to park officials.

    October 2011 visitation totaled 1,133,530, which was down 118,827 from October 2010.

    Year-to-date visitation to Great Smoky is down by 6.7 percent