Throughout my entire childhood I heard my parents talking about wanting to visit all of the national parks. I think the biggest stumbling block for them was where to start.
That is where the idea for this post was born, think of this as a place to get started in visiting the National Parks with your family.
Without further adieu here are in our opinion, 6 National Parks your kids will love.
1. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park – Our family has yet to visit this park but my kids ask me all of the time when we are going to visit the park with the really tall trees. Kids are bound to get a huge kick of feeling like a speck surrounded by giant trees!
2. Acadia National Park – The amazing beauty won’t be lost on your children, and you will be amazed by how breathtaking it really is. The Park offers a wide variety of recreation, including hiking, biking and spending time at Sand Beach. My kids will spend hours playing in the sand and I bet that your kids will love it too!
3. Arches National Park – There is nothing quite like seeing the natural formation of the arches. In Utah this park boasts over 2,000 natural arch formations. There is an 18 mile scenic road that will allow you to see most of the park, but make sure you get out of the car and get up close to the amazing wonder!
4. Yellowstone National Park – Yellowstone makes the list because of a wide variety of reasons, not the least of which is that this park was our nation’s first national park! Yellowstone is the home to Old Faithful the geyser, it is truly a sight to behold! In addition to the geysers there is also an abundance of wildlife in the park think grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk!
5. Rocky Mountain National Park – This park has been sitting firmly at the top of our family’s bucket list for some time! We need to bite the bullet and get there! There is so much to do, from the 355 miles of hiking to scenic drives that leave you at a 12,000 elevation! There is no shortage of wildlife here either!
6. Mammoth Cave National Park – Since my family lives about an hour and a half from this park it is a trip that we make frequently. My kids are pretty young, so to them walking through a cave, having the lights turned out and experiencing truly pitch black darkness is so awesome. There are also hiking trails around the property for you and your family to explore pretending to be settlers from many years ago!