Congress established Yellowstone, the nation's first national park, in 1872. Today there are 50 national parks within the United States, encompassing an extraordinary diversity of terrain, animal life, and vegetation. From the dry deserts of Big Bend National Park in Texas to the icy wilderness of Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska, the wonderful natural heritage of America's national parks is yours to color and enjoy in this exciting coloring book. Among the other parks features are Grand Canyon, Everglades, Great Smoky Mountains, Mammoth Cave, Petrified Forest, and many more. In addition to Peter Copeland's detailed, carefully researched drawings, you'll also find informative captions describing distinguishing features of each park, its wildlife, plants, and available activities for visitors. The result is not only an enjoyable and informative coloring book, but also a useful survey of the major attractions of these splendid preserves.