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13 Things You Need to Know About National Parks

Reader's Digest Logo By Emily Goodman of Reader's Digest | Slide 2 of 14: While the term “national park” conjures images of the American West, there are national park units in every U.S. state and territory. Together they welcome about 300 million visitors each year and span some 85 million acres, almost 55 million of which are in Alaska.

There's a national park in every state

While the term “national park” conjures images of the American West, there are national park units in every U.S. state and territory. Together they welcome about 300 million visitors each year and span some 85 million acres, almost 55 million of which are in Alaska.

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