THESE 20 NATIONAL PARKS ARE UP FOR $2 MILLION IN FUNDING

Majestic mountains, historic landscapes, and vast wildernesses are just some of the wonders protected in national parks. Explore these 20 stunning sites and find out how you can vote to unlock national park preservation funding: http://on.natgeo.com/1Yf66LJ
  1. Denali National Park, Superintendent’s Office
    Denali National Park (Location: Denali Park, AK) is home to six million acres of wilderness and roaming animals. Its centerpiece is North America’s most majestic peak. The rustic former superintendent’s office represents Alaska’s adventurous and pioneering spirit and demonstrates how early Park Service staff made use of whatever materials were available. (Photo by Marcox96 – stock.adobe)
  2. Everglades National Park, Flamingo Visitor Center
    Everglades National Park (Location: Homestead, FL), the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, is home to more than just alligators. The park boasts the Flamingo Visitor Center, a distinctive example of Park Service Modern architecture and the Mission 66 building program that transformed America’s national parks in the 1950s and 1960s. (Photo by Robert Grauer – stock.adobe)
  3. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Alcatraz Guardhouse and Sally Port
    Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Location: San Francisco, CA) is home to Alcatraz Island, the site of pre-Civil War fortifications and the nation’s first military prison. (Photo by Syuji Honda – stock.adobe)
  4. Governors Island National Monument, Fort Jay Trophée D’Armes
    Governors Island National Monument’s Fort Jay (Location: New York, NY) is approached through a monumental 18th-century arch designed by the architect of New York’s City Hall. Atop of the arch perches the iconographic sandstone Trophée d’Armes, the earliest domestically carved military sculpture in the nation. (Photo by Nestor Rivera Jr.)
  5. Grand Canyon National Park, Desert View Watchtower
    Grand Canyon National Park’s south rim (Location: Grand Canyon, AZ) is home to the striking Desert View Watchtower with expansive views of one of the country’s most iconic vistas. The Watchtower, an exposition of the prehistoric Indian towers found throughout the Southwest, features internationally significant American Indian murals. (Photo by Scott Prokop – stock.adobe)
  6. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingmans Dome Observation Tower
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Location: Tennessee and North Carolina state line) is best viewed from Clingmans Dome Observation Tower, where visitors can take in nearly 100 miles of majestic mountains and valleys. Located atop Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet and straddling the North Carolina and Tennessee state line, the tower is the highest point in the park. (Photo by Simon Whitehurst – stock.adobe)
  7. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, North and South Overlooks
    The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Location: St. Louis, MO) reflects St. Louis's role in the westward expansion of the United States during the 19th century. The Gateway Arch overlooks are an integral part of the Memorial design and provide a connection between the Arch and the Mississippi River. (Photo by Bryan Mullennix – stock.adobe)
  8. Joshua Tree National Park, Keys Ranch
    Joshua Tree National Park’s vast wilderness (Location: Twentynine Palms, CA) joins together two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado. The Keys Ranch is considered the park’s crown jewel and tells the story of William Keys, who, despite the desert’s unforgiving conditions, first permanently settled in the area. (Photo by Gary Tognoni – stock.adobe)
  9. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site’s Ebenezer Baptist Church (Location: Atlanta, GA) is situated in the heart of Atlanta’s historic Sweet Auburn district and served as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s spiritual home from his birth to his death. The historic church is integral to the Civil Rights Movement as it was the site of many meetings and rallies led by Dr. King. (Photo by William H. Ransom)
  10. Minute Man National Historical Park, Hargrove Barn and Parker’s Revenge Battlefield
    Minute Man National Historical Park (Location: Concord, MA) was the site of the opening battle of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. The historic landscape immerses visitors in the 18th-century site and brings the battle to life. (Photo by Christian Delbert – stock.adobe)
  11. Mount Rainier National Park, Longmire Historic District Search and Rescue House
    Mount Rainier National Park (Location: Longmire, WA) is an icon of the Pacific Northwest that calls to climbers and hiking enthusiasts from all over the world. (Photo by Jeff Zenner- stock.adobe)
  12. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Borglum View Terrace
    Mount Rushmore National Memorial (Location: Keystone, SD) features towering sculptures of four U.S. presidents sculpted by Danish-American artist Gutzon Borglum. The Borglum View Terrace stands at the site of the sculptor’s original studio and is composed of several of the structure’s former elements. (Photo by Refocus Photography – stock.adobe)
  13. National Mall and Memorial Parks, Columbus Fountain
    National Mall and Memorial Parks (Location: Washington, DC) makes up more than 1,000 acres of parkland encompassing numerous memorials and areas throughout Washington D.C. honoring our nation’s history. Columbus Fountain, named after Christopher Columbus, is positioned at the grand entrance to Washington, D.C., Union Station and is one of the first historic sites visitors see when arriving. (Photo by Union Station Redevelopment Corporation)
  14. Pullman National Monument, Pullman Administration Building
    Pullman National Monument (Location: Chicago, IL) is a testament to the American rail car industry, the rise of the labor movement, the lasting strength of good urban design, and the Pullman Porters’ struggle for unionization. The Pullman Administration Building is the focal point of the model industrial community. (Photo by Cynthia Lynn)
  15. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Mission Concepción Convento and Father President’s Office
    San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Location: San Antonio, TX) is rich in Spanish colonial history and represents the inception of South Texas culture. Mission Concepción, one of the four missions in the park, contains the largest concentration of Spanish colonial frescoes in the United States. (Photo by Kbose – stock.adobe)
  16. San Juan National Historic Site, San Felipe del Morro garitas (sentry boxes)
    San Juan National Historic Site (Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico) preserves a rich history and diverse culture through the protection of a unique colonial-era fortress system where architecture and engineering blend in beauty and function. (Photo by Jiawangkin – stock.adobe)
  17. World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Battleship Row Mooring Quay
    World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (Location: Honolulu, HI) commemorates the heroic sacrifices made during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Mooring Quays of Battleship Row are the last remaining structures that mark the locations of the American battleship force during the attack. (Photo by Indygreek – stock.adobe)
  18. Yellowstone National Park, Brink of Upper Falls Overlook
    From the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park (Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY), visitors gaze upon the same vistas that helped persuade Congress to preserve Yellowstone as the world’s first national park nearly 145 years ago. (Photo by James Mattil – stock.adobe)
  19. Yosemite National Park, Parsons Memorial Lodge
    Yosemite National Park (Location: Yosemite, CA) is not only known for its peaks and waterfalls, but also boasts one of the earliest stone rustic buildings in a national park. (Photo by Norbel – stock.adobe)
  20. Zion National Park, Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway
    Zion National Park (Location: Springdale, UT) encompasses some of the most moving canyon views in the United States with sandstone cliffs and blue sky as far as the eye can see. The remarkable 1.1 mile Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel connects Zion to touring destinations such as Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon, allowing visitors a scenic drive. (Photo by Inzilo – stock.adobe)