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America's 58 National Parks

Enjoy visiting all 58 of America's unparalleled National Parks with this amazing series; a feat that few of us would ever accomplish in a lifetime!

America's 58 National Parks  
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  • Forest: Conagree, South Carolina
    Friday, March 1
    10:05 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Established in 2003, this National Park is located 20 miles away from the state's capitol. It features the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the country. Flowing through the park is the Congaree River, which floods the park up to ten times a year. Visitors enjoying the primeval forest landscapes of the bald Cyprus tree systems walk along a raised boardwalk while others enjoy a canoe ride down Cedar Creek underneath the overhanging canopy of the trees.
  • Forest: Sequoia & King's Canyon, California
    Friday, March 1
    9:58 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sequoia National Park was established first in 1890 before it was joined by Kings Canyon in 1940. These two parks lay side by side in southern Sierra Nevada and are laced with rushing snow-fed waters and filled with groves of sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, one of the largest trees on Earth. Other natural wonders of the park include Mt. Whitney, Crystal Cave and Moro Rock.
  • Grand Canyon
    Friday, March 1
    9:29 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    One of The Seven Natural Wonders in the World, this park is located in Northern Arizona and was established in 1919. For centuries this canyon has been sculpted by erosion and shaped by the Colorado River, extending nearly 18 miles wide, 277 miles long, and one mile deep. In 1859, ignoring the warnings from his Native American friends that it couldn't be accomplished, John Wesley Powell was the first explorer to successfully venture the full length of the rivers canyon. Today, one of the most challenging adventures for visitors is the Bright Angel Trail Mule Ride, a two-day guided descent down into the base of the canyon. Other enjoyments are hiking, camping, rafting, ferry trips, swimming, and touring the ancient Hopi granaries and Kivas.
  • Forest: Shenandoah, Virginia
    Friday, March 1
    9:22 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Located just 75 miles from Washington, D.C., this National Park, established in 1935, is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. This was home to the Monacans and Manhoacs until they were driven out by white miners and farmers. Generations later, abandoned, barren and depleted of nutrients, the land was purchased by the people of Virginia who presented it to the Government looking for the protection it soon received.
  • Forest: Redwood, California
    Friday, March 1
    9:15 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Located in northern California and occupying 40 miles of Pacific coastline is this National Park. This park is home to the tallest trees on earth, the Coastal Redwood which stands on average at 368 feet high. Nearly 90% of these unique trees had been destroyed before they became protected upon the parks establishment in 1968.
  • Badlands: Badlands, South Dakota
    Friday, March 1
    9:09 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world's richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park's 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.
  • Badlands: Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota
    Friday, March 1
    9:04 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Located in the western part of the state, this park was named after President Theodore Roosevelt who came to visit this Dakota Territory to hunt bison in 1883. It became a place he often sought refuge and peace from life. His experiences here are what influenced the conservation policies that were later enacted during his time as President.
  • Badlands: Petrified Forest, Arizona
    Friday, March 1
    9:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Located in south eastern Utah is this Capitol Reef was established in 1971. The park extends nearly 100 miles and was named after a large collection of white domes and cliffs that resemble the United States Capitol Building. Running through the park is 65 million-year-old warp in the Earth's crust called the Waterpocket Fold, where petroglyphs and pictographs of ancient Indians can still be seen.