National Parks Near Las Vegas

When thinking of Las Vegas, most people picture a city buzzing with bright neon lights, but only a couple of hours outside of the city’s limits are some of the greatest natural wonders of the Southwest, including the Colorado and Mojave Deserts, the lush Sierra Nevada mountains and Utah's Canyon Country. 

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Little River Canyon National Preserve (Alabama)

Little River Canyon National Preserve (Alabama)

Plan your trip to the Yellowhammer State. See the full list of Alabama national parks here. 960 1280

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Denali National Park (Alaska)

Denali National Park (Alaska)

Explore a world of wild beauty and pure adventure. See the full list of Alaska national parks here. 960 1280

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Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)

Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)

Adventure awaits in The Grand Canyon State. See the full list of Arizona national parks here. 960 1280

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Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (Arkansas)

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (Arkansas)

Historic battles, hot springs, the Ozarks and more! See the full list of Arkansas national parks here. 960 1280

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Redwood National and State Parks (California)

Redwood National and State Parks (California)

Iconic landscapes and unforgettable experiences. See the full list of California national parks here. 960 1280

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve (Colorado)

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve (Colorado)

The Rocky Mountains and so much more. See the full list of Colorado national parks here. 960 1280

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Twin Brooks Park (Connecticut)

Twin Brooks Park (Connecticut)

These New England landscapes tell a unique story. See the full list of Connecticut national parks here. 960 1280
Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network (Delaware)

Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network (Delaware)

Discover the beauty of America’s first state. See the full list of Delaware national parks here. 960 1280

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Washington Monument (District of Columbia)

Washington Monument (District of Columbia)

Plan your trip to the nation’s capital. See the full list of District of Columbia national parks here. 960 1280

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Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida)

Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida)

Everglades, alligators and underwater adventures. See the full list of Florida national parks here. 960 1280

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (Georgia)

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (Georgia)

Lush greenery, roaring rivers and plenty of peaches. See the full list of Georgia national parks here. 960 1280

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Kalaupapa National Historic Park (Hawaii)

Kalaupapa National Historic Park (Hawaii)

Stunning landscapes abound on these mythic islands. See the full list of Hawaii national parks here. 960 1280

  

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve (Idaho)

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve (Idaho)

Where friendly faces and rugged wilderness meet. See the full list of Idaho national parks here. 960 1280

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Illinois)

Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Illinois)

Plan your trip to the Land of Lincoln. See the full list of Illinois national parks here.
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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Indiana)

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Indiana)

Start your adventure in the Hoosier State. See the full list of Indiana national parks here.
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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (Iowa)

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (Iowa)

A celebration of Midwestern history. See the full list of Iowa national parks here.
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Fort Larned National Historic Site (Kansas)

Fort Larned National Historic Site (Kansas)

Prairies, plains and trails await in the Midwest. See the full list of Kansas national parks here. 960 1280

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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area (Kentucky)

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area (Kentucky)

Explore vast caves, mountain peaks and more. See the full list of Kentucky national parks here. 960 1280

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Poverty Point National Monument (Louisiana)

Poverty Point National Monument (Louisiana)

Discover bayous and blues history down South. See the full list of Louisiana national parks here.
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Acadia National Park (Maine)

Acadia National Park (Maine)

Explore Northern coastlines, trails and mountains. See the full list of Maine national parks here. 960 1280

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Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine (Maryland)

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine (Maryland)

Visit historic battlefields, monuments and parks. See the full list of Maryland national parks here. 960 1280

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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area (Massachusetts)

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area (Massachusetts)

Explore peaceful beaches and historic sites. See the full list of Massachusetts national parks here. 960 1280

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Michigan)

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Michigan)

Visit magnificent rock formations and sandy shores. See the full list of Michigan national parks here. 960 1280

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Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota)

Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota)

Journey to fresh rivers, lakes and waterfalls. See the full list of Minnesota national parks here. 960 1280

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Tupelo National Battlefield (Mississippi)

Tupelo National Battlefield (Mississippi)

Scenic roads and sandy beaches await in Mississippi. See the full list of Mississippi national parks here. 960 1280

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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Missouri)

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Missouri)

Explore wide open spaces and historic paths. See the full list of Missouri national parks here. 960 1280

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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (Montana)

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (Montana)

Experience our adventure in Big Sky Country. See the full list of Montana national parks here. 960 1280

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Agate Fossil Beds (Nebraska)

Agate Fossil Beds (Nebraska)

See plains and trails pioneers traveled before you. See the full list of Nebraska national parks here. 960 1280

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Great Basin National Park (Nevada)

Great Basin National Park (Nevada)

Rugged adventures await in the Great Basin Desert. See the full list of Nevada national parks here. 960 1280
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (New Hampshire)

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (New Hampshire)

See beautiful foliage and trails in New England. See the full list of New Hampshire national parks here. 960 1280

  

Gateway National Recreation Area (New Jersey)

Gateway National Recreation Area (New Jersey)

Northern shores, immigration history and much more. See the full list of New Jersey national parks here. 960 1280

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park (New Mexico)

Carlsbad Caverns National Park (New Mexico)

See Southwestern deserts, canyons and petroglyphs. See the full list of New Mexico national parks here. 960 1280
Governors Island National Monument (New York)

Governors Island National Monument (New York)

Majestic waterfalls, historic homes and much more. See the full list of New York national parks here. 960 1280

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore (North Carolina)

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (North Carolina)

See mountaintops, scenic parkways and sandy shores. See the full list of North Carolina national parks here. 960 1280

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Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site (North Dakota)

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site (North Dakota)

Find adventure in vast, rugged landscapes. See the full list of North Dakota national parks here. 960 1280

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio)

Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio)

Find scenic trails, monuments and aviation history. See the full list of Ohio national parks here. 960 1280

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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site (Oklahoma)

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site (Oklahoma)

Visit symbolic memorials, historic trails and more. See the full list of Oklahoma national parks here. 960 1280

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Crater Lake National Park (Oregon)

Crater Lake National Park (Oregon)

Breathtaking views of mountains, valleys and lakes. See the full list of Oregon national parks here. 960 1280

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Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania)

Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania)

Bucket list trips for the American history buff. See the full list of Pennsylvania national parks here.
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Touro Synagogue National Historic Site (Rhode Island)

Touro Synagogue National Historic Site (Rhode Island)

Where history and culture meet. See the full list of Rhode Island national parks here. 960 1280
Congaree National Park (South Carolina)

Congaree National Park (South Carolina)

Discover the tallest trees in the Southeast. See the full list of South Carolina national parks here. 960 1280

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota)

Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota)

Discover Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and more. See the full list of South Dakota national parks here. 960 1280

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee)

A go-to destination for outdoor adventure. See the full list of Tennessee national parks here. 960 1280

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Big Bend National Park (Texas)

Big Bend National Park (Texas)

Adventure awaits in the Lone Star State. See the full list of Texas national parks here. 960 1280

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Arches National Park (Utah)

Arches National Park (Utah)

Discover "The Mighty 5" and so much more! See the full list of Utah national parks here. 960 1280

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Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park (Vermont)

Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park (Vermont)

Appropriately dubbed the Green Mountain State. See the full list of Vermont national parks here. 960 1280
Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)

Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)

The stunning backdrop to early American history. See the full list of Virginia national parks here. 960 1280

  

Mount Ranier National Park (Washington)

Mount Ranier National Park (Washington)

Explore the nation’s Northwest corner. See the full list of Washington national parks here. 960 1280

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Gauley River National Recreation Area (West Virginia)

Gauley River National Recreation Area (West Virginia)

Discover historic mountains, rivers and towns. See the full list of West Virginia national parks here. 960 1280

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin)

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin)

Enjoy this state’s ample water and rolling hills. See the full list of Wisconsin national parks here. 960 1280

  

Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming)

Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming)

The least populous state has room to roam. See the full list of Wyoming national parks here. 960 1280

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