National Parks | Smithsonian Magazine feed for National ParksenTue, 05 Jan 2021 12:00:00 +0000If You Want to See Thousands of Fireflies Light Up at Once, Head to the Great Smoky Mountains firefly mating ritual turns into a synchronized light showFri, 22 Apr 2016 17:04:10 +0000The Lost History of Yellowstone the myth that the great national park was a wilderness untouched by humansTue, 05 Jan 2021 12:00:00 +0000Why the Valley of the Gods Inspires Such Reverence haunting beauty of an ancient desertscapeThu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 +0000Cherokee Indians Can Now Harvest Sochan Within a National Park the first time, the indigenous community is allowed to gather the cherished plant on protected landWed, 18 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000A Brief History of Smokey Bear, the Forest Service's Legendary Mascot the beloved figure has become a lightning rod in a heated environmental debateWed, 10 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000How Thousand-Year-Old Trees Became the New Ivory trees are disappearing from protected national forests around the world. A look inside $100 billion market for stolen woodMon, 22 May 2017 13:56:09 +0000Beautiful Photos from America’s Six Least-Visited National Parks parks are less popular, but no less spectacularWed, 05 Oct 2016 16:26:27 +0000You Can Thank Scientists for the National Park System conservation research and scientific expeditions laid the groundwork and helped to convince the public national parks were a good ideaThu, 01 Sep 2016 12:44:35 +0000Americans Think National Parks Are Worth Way More Than We Spend On Them independent survey finds that although NPS's annual budget is around $3 billion, Americans are willing to pay much moreFri, 15 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000Marathoner Sets Out to Run All of America's National Parks Ray's goal: 59 national parks before she turns 40 in four yearsThu, 31 Mar 2016 12:15:00 +0000