The National Park Service was created by an Act signed by President
Woodrow Wilson on August 25,1916. Yellowstone National Park was
established by an Act signed by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1,
1872, as the Nation's first national park. Here are several links to some
of the parks you can visit on your Caravan Tour.
Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service website for the Grand Canyon.
Yellowstone National Park
National Park Service website for Yellowstone Park.
Yosemite National Park
National Park Service website for Yosemite Park.
Zion National Park
National Park Service website for Zion Park.
Bryce Canyon National Park
National Park Service website for Bryce Canyon Park.
Glacier National Park
National Park Service website for Glacier Park.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
National Park Service website for the Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
National Park Service website for Mount Rushmore.
Crazy Horse Memorial
Official website for the Crazy Horse Memorial. The memorial is a non-profit
undertaking, and receives no federal or state funding.
Fall Foliage: U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Forest Service for Fall Colors in the Eastern United States.
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Normal Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art
appreciation inspired by the legacy of Normal Rockwell. The museum
preserves, studies, and communicates to a worldwide audience the
life, art, and spirit of Norman Rockwell within the field of illustration.
Official website of this living history museum consisting of a village,
ships, and 17 acres of exhibits depicting coastal life in New England
during the 19th century.
National Parks are a country-wide system of representative natural
areas of Canadian significance. National Parks have existed in Canada
for well over a century.
Nova Scotia's Official Tourism Website
Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage, Halifax
and Nova Scotia.
Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy, where tides often reach 40 feet, twice a day. Hopewell Rocks, also called Flower Pot Rocks, are rock formations caused by tidal erosion.
Costa Rica National Parks
The National Parks and Wildlife Refuges of Costa Rica are managed
by MINAE, the Ministerio de Ambiental y Energia. Responding to the
new policies of the MINAE, eleven Conservation Areas were established
by this department in 1998 to oversee and manage the public lands of
Costa Rica. These Conservation Areas are known as the Sistema
Nacional de Areas de Conservacion, or SINAC.
Mexico National Parks (Spanish)
Mexico's National Parks are administered by the National Commission
of Protected National Areas (Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales
Protegidas, or CONANP).
Panama Canal Authority
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is the entity of the Government of
Panama established under Title XIV of the National Constitution with
exclusive charge of the operation, administration, management,
preservation, maintenance, and modernization of the Canal, as well as
its activities and related services, pursuant to legal and constitutional
regulations in force, so that the Canal may operate in a safe,
continuous, efficient, and profitable manner.
U.S. Department of State Visa Information
for Citizens of a Foreign Country
Before traveling to the U.S., a citizen of a foreign country must generally
obtain a non-immigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for
permanent residence. The type of visa you will need is based on the
purpose of your travel.