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Path of the Buffalo Soldiers

Living historians portraying Buffalo Soldiers on horses

Fort Larned National Historic Site

The 9th and 10th US Cavalry, comprised primarily of African American professional soldiers, protected forts on the western frontier.

Street view of downtown Skagway, Alaska

Klondike Gold Rush NHP

US Army regiments known as the "Buffalo Soldiers" helped maintain law and order in a few gold rush boomtowns of Alaska.

Ranger Shelton portraying a Buffalo soldier to a group

Yosemite National Park

Buffalo Soldiers served among the early rangers in national parks, performing many of the same duties of park rangers today.

Listen In on Nature

Purple wildflowers with an ice-capped mountain in the distance

North Cascades National Park

Immerse yourself in the natural sounds of the wilderness to listen to the breeze, wildlife, and, sometimes, silence.

Lightning in a dark sky

Badlands National Park

Gentle rustling of grass sometimes is over-shadowed by dramatic thunderstorms sweeping the prairie.

Wave crashing on rocky shoreline

Acadia National Park

The sounds of sea can be heard crashing along rugged coastline and rocky beaches of Maine.

National Park Getaways

Visitor reading signatures engraved on a semi-circular stone memorial

This Month's National Park Getaway

In the bustling downtown of DC, Constitution Gardens is a living legacy to the founding of our nation and a peaceful retreat.

Several people boating with supplies on a river

Gates of the Arctic NP&P

A vast landscape without any roads or trails, adventure awaits well-prepared explorers in northern Alaska.

Historical photo of Jimmy Carter holding peanuts on a farm

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Visit the home of a living president to explore his hometown roots and continuing legacy of the Carters.

Wasp fossil

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Journey to the prairies of Colorado to spy traces of prehistoric life in one of the most diverse fossil deposits in the world.