Celebrate 100 Years of National Parks With These Stunning Photos

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The National Park Service turns 100 this year (the centennial is technically August 25, but we're blowing up the balloons a little early) and we've gotta say, the many parks under their care are looking pretty incredible for their age. To ring in this year of celebration, we've pored over the Instagram account for the U.S. Department of the Interior to find 21 of the most beautiful shots from National Parks all over the country. Here they are in totally random, not preferential order (we love all our national parks equally). 

1. CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

2. GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA

3. ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

4. CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, OREGON

5. SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, VIRGINIA 

6. ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, MAINE

7. JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA

8. GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK, NEVADA 

9. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO

10. MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON

11. GATES OF THE ARCTIC NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, ALASKA

12. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, NORTH CAROLINA AND TENNESSEE

13. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING 

14. OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON

15. DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK, FLORIDA

16. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA

17. BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO

18. GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING 

19. REDWOOD NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS, CALIFORNIA

20. DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA

21. ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK, MICHIGAN

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