Official Links

This comprehensive list of official links for traveling within America will get you started on your travel research.

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Travel and Tourism Sites for U.S. States

District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) – Destination DC

Alabama – The Official Travel Site of Alabama

Alaska – Official State of Alaska Vacation and Travel Information

Arizona – Arizona Travel and Vacation Guide, Arizona Office of Tourism

Arkansas – Arkansas Tourism Official Site

California – California Tourism Official Site

Colorado – The Official Site of Colorado Tourism

Connecticut – The Official Connecticut State Vacation Guide

Delaware – Delaware Tourism Official Site

Florida – Official Florida Visitor Information

Georgia – Official Georgia Tourism & Travel Site

Hawaii – Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau

Idaho – Official Idaho Vacation and Travel Planning Guide

Illinois – The Official Web Site of the Illinois Office of Tourism

Indiana – Indiana’s Official Travel Planning Resource

Iowa – Iowa Tourism Office Official Site

Kansas – Official State of Kansas Tourism Website

Kentucky – Official Kentucky Tourism and Travel Site

Louisiana – The Official Louisiana Tourism Website

Maine – Maine Office of Tourism

Maryland – The Official Travel & Tourism Website for Maryland

Massachusetts – Official Guide to Tourism in Massachusetts

Michigan – Michigan’s Official Travel and Tourism Site

Minnesota – Minnesota’s Official Travel Site

Mississippi – Mississippi Tourism Official Site

Missouri – Official Missouri Travel Guide

Montana – Official State Travel Site

Nebraska – Nebraska Tourism Commission Official Site

Nevada – Nevada Commission on Tourism Official Site

New Hampshire – Division of Travel and Tourism Development

New Jersey – Official Tourism Website of New Jersey

New Mexico – New Mexico Tourism and Travel Official Site

New York – New York Department of Economic Development

North Carolina – The Official Travel and Tourism Website for North Carolina

North Dakota – Official North Dakota Tourism Division

Ohio – Ohio Office of Tourism

Oklahoma – Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department

Oregon – Oregon Tourism Commission

Pennsylvania – The Official Travel and Tourism Web Site for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Rhode Island – Official Rhode Island Tourism Web Site

South Carolina – South Carolina Tourism Official Site

South Dakota – South Dakota Department of Tourism

Tennessee – Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Texas – Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism

Utah – Utah Office of Tourism

Vermont – The Official State of Vermont Tourism Site

Virginia – Official Tourism Website of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Washington – Official Tourism Site of the State of Washington

West Virginia – West Virginia Division of Tourism

Wisconsin – Official Site of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Wyoming – Wyoming Office of Tourism


National Park System

National Park Service – Manages national parks, monuments, battlefields, seashores, military parks, historic sites and parks, lakeshores, memorials, parkways, recreation areas, rivers, trails, and preserves

National Park Foundation – National charitable partner of the National Park Service

National Parks Conservation Association – Works to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for present and future generations.

American the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series (Interagency Pass Program)

National Battlefield Site

National Historical Parks

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, Kentucky

Adams, Massachusetts

Appomattox Court House, Virginia

Boston, Massachusetts

Cane River Creole NHP and Heritage Area, Louisiana

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove, Virginia

Chaco Culture, New Mexico

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Maryland-West Virginia-District of Columbia

Colonial, Virginia

Cumberland Gap, Kentucky-Tennessee-Virginia

Dayton Aviation Heritage, Ohio

George Rogers Clark, Indiana

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia-Maryland-Virginia

Hopewell Culture, Ohio

Independence, Pennsylvania

Jean Lafitte NHP and Preserve, Louisiana

Kalaupapa, Hawaii

Kaloko-Honokohau, Hawaii

Keweenaw, Michigan

Klondike Gold Rush, Alaska

Klondike Gold Rush – Seattle Unit, Washington

Lewis and Clark, Oregon-Washington 

Lowell, Massachusetts

Lyndon B. Johnson, Texas

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Vermont

Minute Man, Massachusetts

Morristown, New Jersey

Natchez, Mississippi

New Bedford Whaling, Massachusetts

New Orleans Jazz, Louisiana

Nez Perce, Idaho-Montana-Oregon- Washington

Palo Alto Battlefield, Texas

Paterson Great Falls, New Jersey

Pecos, New Mexico

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, Hawaii (formerly, City of Refuge)

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front, Richmond, California

Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

San Antonio Missions, Texas

San Francisco Maritime, California

San Juan Island, Washington

Saratoga, New York

Sitka, Alaska

Thomas Edison, New Jersey

Tumacacori, Arizona

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

War in the Pacific, Guam

Women’s Rights, New York

National Historic Sites

Allegheny Portage Railroad, Pennsylvania

Andersonville, Georgia

Andrew Johnson, Tennessee

Bent’s Old Fort, Colorado

Boston African American, Massachusetts

Brown v. Board of Education, Kansas

Carl Sandburg Home, North Carolina

Carter G. Woodson Home, District of Columbia

Charles Pinckney, South Carolina

Christiansted, Virgin Islands

Clara Barton, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe, Pennsylvania

Eisenhower, Pennsylvania

Eleanor Roosevelt, New York

Eugene O’Neill, California

First Ladies, Canton, Ohio

Ford’s Theatre, District of Columbia

Fort Bowie, Arizona

Fort Davis, Texas

Fort Laramie, Wyoming

Fort Larned, Kansas

Fort Point, California

Fort Raleigh, North Carolina

Fort Scott, Kansas

Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma

Fort Union Trading Post, Montana-North Dakota

Fort Vancouver, Oregon-Washington

Frederick Douglass, District of Columbia

Frederick Law Olmsted, Massachusetts

Friendship Hill, Pennsylvania

Golden Spike, Utah

Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Montana

Hampton, Maryland

Harry S Truman, Missouri

Herbert Hoover, Iowa

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, New York

Hopewell Furnace, Pennsylvania

Hubbell Trading Post, Arizona

James A. Garfield, Ohio

Jimmy Carter, Georgia

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Massachusetts

John Muir, California

Knife River Indian Villages, North Dakota

Lincoln Home, Illinois

Little Rock Central High School, Arkansas

Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters, Massachusetts

Maggie L. Walker, Virginia

Manzanar, California

Martin Luther King, Jr., Georgia

Martin Van Buren, New York

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, District of Columbia

Minidoka, Idaho-Washington

Minuteman Missile, South Dakota

Nicodemus, Kansas

Ninety Six, South Carolina

Pennsylvania Avenue, District of Columbia

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home

Puukoholā Heiau, Hawaii

Sagamore Hill, New York

Saint-Gaudens, New Hampshire

Saint Paul’s Church, New York

Salem Maritime, Massachusetts

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado

Saugus Iron Works, Massachusetts

Springfield Armory, Massachusetts

Steamtown, Pennsylvania

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural, New York

Thomas Stone, Maryland

Tuskegee Airmen, Alabama

Tuskegee Institute, Alabama

Ulysses S. Grant, Missouri

Vanderbilt Mansion, New York

Washita Battlefield, Oklahoma

Weir Farm, Connecticut

Whitman Mission, Washington

William Howard Taft, Ohio

International Historic Sites

National Monuments

African Burial Ground, New York

Agate Fossil Beds, Nebraska

Alibates Flint Quarries, Texas

Aniakchak, Alaska

Aztec Ruins, New Mexico

Bandelier, New Mexico

Booker T. Washington, Virginia

Buck Island Reef, Virgin Islands

Cabrillo, California

Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

Cape Krusenstern, Alaska

Capulin Volcano, New Mexico

Casa Grande Ruins, Arizona

Castillo de San Marcos, Florida

Castle Clinton, New York

Cedar Breaks, Utah

Cesar E. Chavez, California

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers, Ohio

Chiricahua, Arizona

Colorado, Colorado

Craters of the Moon, Idaho

Devils Postpile, California

Devils Tower, Wyoming

Dinosaur, Colorado-Utah

Effigy Mounds, Iowa

El Malpais, New Mexico

El Morro, New Mexico

First State, Delaware

Florissant Fossil Beds, Colorado

Fort Frederica, Georgia

Fort Matanzas, Florida

Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine, Maryland

Fort Monroe, Virginia

Fort Pulaski, Georgia

Fort Stanwix, New York

Fort Sumter, South Carolina

Fort Union, New Mexico

Fossil Butte, Wyoming

George Washington Birthplace, Virginia

George Washington Carver, Missouri

Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico

Governors Island, Governors Island, New York

Grand Portage, Minnesota

Hagerman Fossil Beds, Idaho

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, Maryland

Hohokam Pima, Arizona

Homestead NM of America, Nebraska

Hovenweep, Colorado-Utah

Jewel Cave, South Dakota

John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

Lava Beds, California

Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana

Montezuma Castle, Arizona

Muir Woods, California

Natural Bridges, Utah

Navajo, Arizona

Ocmulgee, Georgia

Oregon Caves, Oregon

Organ Pipe Cactus, Arizona

Petroglyph, New Mexico

Pipe Spring, Arizona

Pipestone, Minnesota

Poverty Point, Louisiana

Rainbow Bridge, Utah

Russell Cave, Alabama

Salinas Pueblo Missions, New Mexico

Scotts Bluff, Nebraska

Statue of Liberty, New York-New Jersey

Sunset Crater Volcano, Arizona

Timpanogos Cave, Utah

Tonto, Arizona

Tuzigoot, Arizona

Virgin Islands Coral Reef, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Walnut Canyon, Arizona

White Sands, New Mexico

World War II Valor in the Pacific

Wupatki, Arizona

Yucca House, Colorado

National Parks

Acadia, Maine

Arches, Utah

Badlands, South Dakota

Big Bend, Texas

Biscayne, Florida

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Canyonlands, Utah

Capitol Reef, Utah

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

Channel Islands, California

Congaree, South Carolina

Crater Lake, Oregon

Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio

Death Valley, California-Nevada

Denali, Alaska

Dry Tortugas, Florida

Everglades, Florida

Gates of the Arctic, Alaska

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Glacier, Montana

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Teton, Wyoming

Great Basin, Nevada

Great Sand Dunes NP & Preserve, Colorado

Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee-North Carolina

Guadalupe Mountains, Texas

Haleakalā, Hawaii

Hawai‘i Volcanoes, Hawaii

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Isle Royale, Michigan

Joshua Tree, California

Katmai, Alaska

Kenai Fjords, Alaska

Kings Canyon, California

Kobuk Valley, Alaska

Lake Clark, Alaska

Lassen Volcanic, California

Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mesa Verde, Colorado

Mount Rainier, Washington

National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa

North Cascades, Washington

Olympic, Washington

Petrified Forest, Arizona

Pinnacles, California

Redwood, California

Rocky Mountain, Colorado

Saguaro, Arizona

Sequoia, California

Shenandoah, Virginia

Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota

Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands

Voyageurs, Minnesota

Wind Cave, South Dakota

Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska

Yellowstone, Wyoming-Montana-Idaho

Yosemite, California

Zion, Utah


Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Maryland-Virginia

John D. Rockefeller Jr., Memorial Parkway, Wyoming

Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi

National Preserves

Aniakchak, Alaska

Bering Land Bridge, Alaska

Big Cypress, Florida

Big Thicket, Texas

Craters of the Moon, Idaho

Denali, Alaska

Gates of the Arctic, Alaska

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

Katmai, Alaska

Lake Clark, Alaska

Little River Canyon, Alabama

Mojave, California

Noatak, Alaska

Tallgrass Prairie, Kansas

Timucuan Ecological and Historic, Florida

Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska

Yukon-Charley Rivers, Alaska

National Reserves

City of Rocks, Idaho

Ebey’s Landing NH Reserve, Washington

National Recreation Areas

Amistad, Texas

Bighorn Canyon, Montana-Wyoming

Boston Harbor Islands, Massachusetts

Chattahoochee River, Georgia

Chickasaw, Oklahoma

Curecanti, Colorado

Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania-New Jersey

Gateway, New York-New Jersey

Gauley River, West Virginia

Glen Canyon, Arizona-Utah

Golden Gate, California

Lake Chelan, Washington

Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona

Lake Meredith, Texas

Lake Roosevelt (formerly Coulee Dam)

Ross Lake, Washington

Santa Monica Mountains, California

*Whiskeytown Unit, Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity, California

*Administered under cooperative agreements with other Federal agencies; remaining units managed by Forest Service.

National Rivers

Alagnak Wild River, Alaska

Bluestone National Scenic River, West Virginia

Delaware National Scenic River, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-New York

Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River, New Jersey

Missouri National Recreational River, Nebraska-South Dakota

Niobrara National Scenic River, Nebraska-South Dakota

Obed Wild and Scenic River, Tennessee

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, Minnesota-Wisconsin

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreation River, New York-Pennsylvania

National Scenic Trails

Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Maine to Georgia

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, Mississippi-Tennessee

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, Virginia-Pennsylvania

National Seashores

Assateague Island, Maryland-Virginia

Canaveral, Florida

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Cape Lookout, North Carolina

Cumberland Island, Georgia

Fire Island, New York

Gulf Islands, Florida-Mississippi

Padre Island, Texas

Point Reyes, California

Other Designations

Catoctin Mountain Park, Maryland

Constitution Gardens, District of Columbia

Fort Washington Park, Maryland

Greenbelt Park, Maryland

National Capital Parks, District of Columbia

National Mall, District of Columbia

Piscataway Park, Maryland

Prince William Forest Park, Virginia

Rock Creek Park, District of Columbia

White House, District of Columbia

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Virginia

Affiliated Areas

Aleutian World War II National Historic Area, Alaska

American Memorial Park, Saipan

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Pennsylvania

Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Illinois

Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Nebraska

Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site, Ohio

Father Marquette National Memorial, Michigan

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

Green Springs National Historic Landmark District, Virginia

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, South Carolina

Ice Age National Scientific Reserve, Wisconsin

International Peace Garden, North Dakota-Manitoba

Inupiat Heritage Center, Alaska

Jamestown National Historic Site, Virginia

Kate Mullany National Historic Site, New York

Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, New York

New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route

Oklahoma City National Memorial

Pinelands National Reserve, New Jersey

Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, Virginia

Roosevelt Campobello International Park, New Brunswick, Canada

Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site, District of Columbia

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, New York

Touro Synagogue National Historic Site, Rhode Island

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Forest Service – Caring for the land and serving people


American the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series (Interagency Pass Program)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Conserving the Nature of America


American the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series (Interagency Pass Program)

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – Sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

American the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series (Interagency Pass Program)

Bureau of Reclamation

Bureau of Reclamation – Manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.


American the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series (Interagency Pass Program)

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