- Durbin seeks national park status for Cahokia Mounds Updated: Apr-28-16 10:47 pm
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois - An ongoing effort to get an ancient southwestern Illinois historical site designated as a national park is getting a boost from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
- Grizzly bears in Grand Teton Park attract onlookers Updated: Apr-28-16 4:39 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Newly emerged from their winter dens, grizzly bears are wandering out in the open in Grand Teton National Park, drawing crowds of wildlife watchers, photographers and others seeking a glimpse - from a safe distance.
- Lincoln Home visitors spent $13.8 million locally in 2015 Updated: Apr-28-16 9:29 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Visitors to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield spent more than $13.8 million at local businesses in 2015.
- Visitors have more time to use shuttles into Grand Canyon Updated: Apr-28-16 6:01 am
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - Visitors will have more time to take shuttles between the Grand Canyon's South Rim and the neighboring town of Tusayan (TU'-say-ohn) this year.
- National Park Service to feature Yellowstone photo on stamp Updated: Apr-28-16 1:33 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - The National Park Service is featuring a photo taken more than a decade ago of bison in Yellowstone National Park on a postage stamp to celebrate its 100th year anniversary.
- National Park Service opening center to maintain collections Updated: Apr-27-16 5:32 am
ONEIDA, Tennessee - The National Park Service is opening its Collections Preservation Center in East Tennessee next week to maintain items from five parks in Appalachia.
- Timpanogos Cave to get new visitor center after 25 years Updated: Apr-27-16 3:03 am
PROVO, Utah - The Timpanogos Cave National Monument in American Fork will be getting a new visitor center to replace the one destroyed by a fire 25 years ago.
- Tourists spent $55M near Mesa Verde National Park in 2015 Updated: Apr-26-16 12:32 am
CORTEZ, Colorado - The more than 547,000 people who visited Mesa Verde National Park last year spent $55.4 million in nearby communities.
- Adams National Historical Park: Once a house, now a brand Updated: Apr-25-16 9:08 am
QUINCY, Massachusetts - Debbie Willard and David Kandra were at the Adams National Historical Park recently with her mother, Bev Willard of Holbrook. Willard and Kandra are from Cleveland, and the trio were among the first visitors on the first day of the new season- which is also the park's 70th year as part of the National Park Service, and the centennial of the Park Service's creation in 1916.
- Visitors to national parks in Kentucky spent $113.5 million Updated: Apr-25-16 3:10 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A National Park Service report shows that more than 1.7 million visitors to national parks in Kentucky spent $113.5 million in the state last year.
- Thick crowds of sunrise watchers pose risk at Haleakala Updated: Apr-24-16 1:55 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii - The National Park Service wants to manage safety and resource protection concerns as growing crowds of people compete for space to watch the sunrise at the Haleakala summit.
- Hundreds walk pooches to protest dog-walking limits Updated: Apr-23-16 8:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of dog owners walked their poodles, corgis, dachshunds and many mutts to protest the proposed limits on dog-walking in San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
- Visitation, spending increases at national parks in Wyoming Updated: Apr-23-16 2:35 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Visitation and spending are up at the national parks in Wyoming.
- Agreement signed for Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn Updated: Apr-23-16 9:16 am
AUBURN, New York - A proposal to turn Harriet Tubman's upstate New York home into a National Historical Park is moving ahead days after it was announced that the abolitionist would be featured on the $20 bill.
- Flooding drops Congaree National Park visitors by 27 percent Updated: Apr-22-16 12:59 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Historic flooding in October led to a steep decline in attendance at South Carolina's only national park.
- 2.7M visited Outer Banks National Park sites in '15 Updated: Apr-22-16 12:15 pm
MANTEO, North Carolina - A new report finds that more than 2.7 million visitors visited National Park Service sites on the Outer Banks last year, supporting almost 3,000 jobs and meaning $225 million for the local economy.
- Rocky Mountain National Park draws record number of visitors Updated: Apr-22-16 9:13 am
DENVER - Officials say Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park attracted more than 4.1 million visitors in 2015, setting a record.
- Knoxville airport display recognizes National Park Service Updated: Apr-22-16 4:11 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport has been turned into a visit to nine National Park Service locations through artwork honoring the National Park Service Centennial.
- Yellowstone visitors spend nearly $500M near park in 2015 Updated: Apr-22-16 3:08 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - A new report shows that visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly half a billion dollars in communities around the park in 2015.
- The Latest: Troopers preliminarily ID body as missing woman Updated: Apr-21-16 10:06 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Latest on the search for a missing firefighter in Shenandoah National Park (all times local):
- National parks in Arizona drew 11 million visitors in 2015 Updated: Apr-21-16 6:56 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona's national parks drew 11.7 million visitors last year who spent over $932 million in the state.
- Former hotel annex destroyed by fire in Smokies Updated: Apr-21-16 6:55 am
GATLINBURG, Tennessee - A fire has destroyed a two-story annex structure on the site of a torn-down historic hotel in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- North Rim of Grand Canyon to open May 15 after winter snooze Updated: Apr-20-16 8:51 am
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - The North Rim of the Grand Canyon will reopen May 15, offering services again with the end of the area's annual winter closure.
- Jewell: 'Major course correction' needed on conservation Updated: Apr-19-16 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday called for "a major course correction" in the way the nation conserves its public lands, waters and wildlife, saying climate change and other trends threaten natural areas "in existential ways."
- Study: Isle Royale moose numbers rising, wolves dying out Updated: Apr-19-16 11:16 am
HOUGHTON, Michigan - A new study finds the moose population is booming at Isle Royale National Park while wolves are on the verge of dying out.