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Wild USA

Photo: NPS/Emily Hassell, Joshua Tree (Some rights reserved)

Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild USA – the country’s biodiversity, parks and protected areas, wildlife, and the opportunities conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. We spotlight ecotourism warts and all in this 20th anniversary of the International Year of Ecotourism. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome.

Roughly 297.1 million total visits were recorded in 2021 by the National Park Service, which released an in-depth visitation report
annual visitation highlights

National Parks and Monuments


State Parks



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Icons of the spectacular: American National Parks and the rise of parkitecture – Architecture informed by rather than imposed on the natural landscape produced some of the 20th century’s most picturesque buildings.



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