100 years of National Park Service #infographic #NationalPark #US

On August 25th, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary. It’s hard to believe a time when there weren’t any established national parks or monuments in the United States—but there once was a time. It all changed with an Act of Congress, which was then signed by President Woodrow Wilson. As the years passed, different amazing locations were put under the protection of the National Park Service. The last reported recreational visit numbers (which was in 2015) report that 307.2 million people visited national parks, monuments, historical parks/sites, battlefields/military parks, national monuments and other sites. And it makes sense—there are many wonderful places under the National Park System… 410 total sites to be exact.

Want to go explore the wonders of the U.S.? A good place to start is one of the more popular national parks. The top five include: the Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Yosemite and Yellowstone. Park locations are scattered all throughout the country. Surprisingly, Delaware is the only state that doesn’t have a national park or monument. Wherever you decide to go, ADT monitoring can help protect your home. Safe travels!

An Infographic by Choose Home Security.