National Geographic Debuts New National Park Guides for Centennial [Giveaway, Ended 4/24]

New for the Centennial National Geographic New Park Guides

Hot off the presses, some exciting new guides from National Geographic!  In honor of this year’s National Parks Centennial Celebration, they’ve just released some brand new park guides.  These gorgeous, informative travel guides will help you and your family plan your vacation to any National Park that catches your fancy.   They are perfect for both planning a visit to a park or just exploring them from home, and even include an awesome kids edition.

National Parks Week is coming up soon… on April 16-24, 2016!  Keep in mind, this year there are many National Parks free entry dates to take advantage of.  It’s a perfect time to #FindYourPark and enjoy these unique and breathtaking natural areas, preserved because they are this country’s most majestic treasures.

Good news… I’ve a full set of these wonderful National Geographic Guides to give away!  Here’s the scoop on each.  Be sure to enter at the article end.

Guide to National Parks of the United States


National Geographic Guide to National Parks

First up, the Guide to National Parks of the United States 8th Edition ($29.95).   Since it was first published in 1989, this flagship, bestselling book has sold more than 1.25 million copies.  Contributors revisited all 59 national parks to conduct on-the-ground research, selecting the best spots for viewing scenery, wildlife, sunsets and more.

Guide to Nat'l Parks 7

Guide to Nat'l Parks 9

This comprehensive National Parks guide contains practical advice for national park lovers and visitors.  The newest information for each park includes a brief history; engaging descriptions; travel planning tips; detailed itineraries and directions; activities for the whole family; lists of lodges, hotels and campgrounds within the park; and visitor center contact information.

Additionally, the book boasts 80 full-color maps and more than 220 vivid color photographs capturing the natural beauty and splendor that each destination has to offer.

I can’t wait to use this fantastic resource to plan some National Park adventures for my family!

Kids National Parks Guide USA Centennial Edition


Kids National Parks Guide USA Centennial Edition

National parks are for the whole family to enjoy, and The National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. Centennial Edition (ages 8-12, $14.99) is the official kids guide to exploring these greatest of American treasures.

Every year my 5th grade daughter begs for a new annual edition of the National Geographic Kids Almanac.  We were thrilled to see this Kids National Parks Guide has the same engaging content and colorful look and feel.  Both of my kids absolutely love it.  They’ve already started our list of National Parks we need to visit!

Kids National Park Guide spread preview 1

Kids National Park Guide spread preview 2


This book is packed with color photos, fascinating lists, fun facts, maps, cool things to do on those long car rides, conservation tips and more.  I love how excited it gets kids to get outside, and go visit some of these beautiful places in nature.

Need more incentive to plan a visit?  Through the Every Kid in a Park program, every 4th grader can visit ANY national park for free though August 2016!

National Geographic National Parks Vacation Sweepstakes

I just wanted to also give you a heads up on the National Geographic National Parks Vacation Sweepstakes.   National Geographic is celebrating the 100th anniversary of our National Parks Service by offering the chance to win a spectacular family vacation for four to Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks.

Details and a link to the enter:

“This fabulous 8-day family adventure from National Geographic Expeditions is a dream trip come true. Discover the incredible geological treasures of the American Southwest and marvel at the rainbow colors  of the high desert; explore the Grand Canyon’s North Rim on foot or mule; hike amid Zion’s wonderland of slot canyons, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, and splash through the Narrows of the Virgin River; wind  through Bryce Canyon’s whimsical maze of red rock spires, and go on a scavenger hunt. Stay in historic park lodges with Old West atmosphere, and take part in activities and excursions geared for explorers of  all ages.  The National Geographic National Parks Sweepstakes runs from April 1-August 31, 2016. To enter or obtain full Official Rules go to:”

National Geographic Park Guides – Giveaway

National Geographic New Parks Guides

National  Geographic has offered to send one of my winning readers a set of these awesome National Park Guides.  It will include a copy of both guides described in this article, as well as the fun Junior Ranger Activity Book.

Enter using the form below.  Open to US residents, ages 18+.  Entries will be validated.  Void where prohibited.

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I received the park guides described here at no cost, for the purposes of review.  All opinions are my own.


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  1. Jenny Q. says:

    I would like to go to Everglades National Park.

  2. Denise S says:

    I am visiting Mesa Verde National Park this year.

  3. Brittney House says:

    I would love to visit Yellow Stone!

  4. HilLesha says:

    I’d love to visit Yellowstone National Park this year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I would love to go to the Grand Canyon

  6. Just got back from Everglades, but Arches is at the top of my list!

  7. Janine McNally says:

    Rocky Mountain NP

  8. I would love to visit Yellowstone this summer!
    Thank You for the chance

  9. I would like to visit Yosemite.

  10. Anne Perry says:

    We will be visiting big bear and the grand canyon.

  11. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’d love to visit Yosemite with my family!

  12. We would like to visit Glacier National Park this year.

  13. Nicole Sender says:

    I’d like to visit Yellowstone National Park!

  14. Emily Morelli says:

    I’d like to visit Glacier National Park in Montana.

  15. Richard Hicks says:

    I would LOVE to visit Yellowstone.

  16. @gearCentric says:

    I would love to visit Alaska and the Denali Natl park and stay in the lodge on the grounds to enjoy days of hiking, photographing and blissful peace

  17. I would love to visit Yosemite National Park this year. We haven’t been in a few years. It’s very pretty there.

  18. I’d like to visit Yosemite.

  19. I would like to see Yosemite.

  20. john hutchens says:

    I would enjoy visiting Arches National Park

  21. Laura Ari says:

    I would love to visit any but Yellowstone would be my favorite.

  22. Trisha Burgess says:

    I would absolutely love to go to yellow stone!

  23. Holly Mitkowski says:

    I would love to visit Yellowstone national park one day!

  24. Gabrielly says:

    I would love to visit Yellow Stone.

  25. We’d like to visit Mt. Rushmore

  26. Nichole Patrick says:

    I would like to visit the Grand Tetons.

  27. I would love to visit Denali.

  28. Our family is excited to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

  29. Well—if I could go ANYWHERE….it would have to be to Boston for the historical national parks there….or Kennedy National Seashore. Beach or history!

  30. I’ve always wanted to go to Yellowstone

  31. I would love to visit Yosemite.

  32. Marissa S. says:

    The Mount Rainier park featured looks amazing! I’ve never been,

  33. We are actually planning a visit to Yosemite Park in September!

  34. Francine Anchondo says:

    I would like to go to yellowstone

  35. Yellowstone

  36. Kimberly Savage says:

    I have never been to Yellowstone and would love to take my family there.

  37. Grand Canyon or my Rainer

  38. I would love to go to Yellowstone this summer.

  39. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Would like to visit Yellow Stone.

  40. I would love to visit ALL of the National Parks!! 🙂 One day I will too, my husband and I love to travel and camp!

  41. Land Between the Lakes

  42. Shauna Comire says:

    I really want to visit Redwood National Park! So amazing!

  43. susan smoaks says:

    i want to go to yellowstone national park this year.

  44. I would love to see Yosemite, but will probably only see the Great Smoky Mountains (they are closer!)

  45. Susan Smith says:

    I would love to go to Yellowstone this summer.

  46. always wanted to see the grand canyon

  47. Kim Keithline says:

    I would love to visit Yellowstone Park with my family this year

  48. Kim Reid says:

    I would like to visit Mount Ranier National Park, thanks!

  49. I’d like to check out First State Park in DE!

  50. I’d like to visit Yellowstone National Park.

  51. Christian H says:

    Yosemite would be wonderful to visit!

  52. Stephanie Grant says:

    I have always wanted to go to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona!

  53. Faye Gates says:

    I want to visit Yellowstone National park.

  54. I would love to go to Yellowstone park

  55. Arches!

  56. The Apostle Islands in Wisconsin.

  57. Teresa Moore says:

    I would like to go to Yosemite or the Grand Teton National Park.

  58. Hesper Fry says:

    I would like to go to Redwood National Park.

  59. Colleen Busch says:

    I would love to take my boys and visit Yellowstone.

  60. Acadia! We love heading up north! 🙂

  61. Brigitte B says:

    I would love to visit the Grand Canyon

  62. I would love to see the Redwood National Park.

  63. I would like the Junior Ranger Activity book.

  64. janetfaye says:

    I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park.

  65. I would like to visit Yellowstone. We went over 25 years ago and then it burnt right after. I’d liketo go back and see it again. It was so incredible.

  66. Id like to visit Big Bend National Park this year!

  67. Sunnymay says:

    I enjoy the Cuyahoga National Parks in Ohio. It has great trails for biking and hiking and a visitor’s center.

  68. I would like to go to Yellowstone!

  69. Stephanie Liske says:

    I’d like to go to Alcatraz Island.

  70. I’d love to visit Yellowstone!

  71. I’d love to visit Mt. Rainier!

  72. I want to go to Yosemite National Park.

  73. I would love to visit Yosemite this year! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  74. LeAnn Harbert says:

    I want to go to Yellowstone.

  75. I wish we could go to Yellowstone.

  76. Kelley Roach says:

    I would love to go to the Grand Canyon

  77. Yellowstone national park

  78. Constance Tillman says:

    Hmmm. Either the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone or Yosemite. I would love to see them all. Now if only traveling was free:)

  79. Sue Hull says:

    Id love to visit Yosemite.Its about 4 yrs from where I live. My nieces and I love watching nat geo wild. They would love these books. Thank you for the chance 🙂

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