Take a virtual tour across six of America's most visited National Parks!
National Parks of the East:
The National Parks Exploration series presents a visual tour of 3 of the most visited locations found in the United States - The Everglades, The Great Smoky Mountains and The Black Hills/Badlands.
The Everglades: A Subtropical Paradise
There is no place on the planet like the Everglades. It is where two great biomes of life meet - the tropical and the temperate mid-latitude, which makes up much of the continental United States. Discover the mystery and wonder of the Everglades firsthand as you enjoy breathtaking aerial views and amazing ground tours with the park rangers. Spanning over 60 miles, it is the widest river in the world. It has been described as a RIVER OF GRASS…this wonderland of life is a subtropical paradise that mystifies the mind and nurtures the soul.
The Great Smoky Mountains: Crown Jewel of the Appalachians
Great Smoky Mountain National Park rests in the geographic province known as the Blue Ridge Mountains, named for their distinctive blue appearance when seen from a distance. The park covers over 500,000 acres of breath-taking beauty, filled with lush highland meadows, glorious waterfalls, pristine mountain streams, the highest mountain tops in the Appalachians and, to crown it all, it encompasses one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world.
The Black Hills and The Badlands: Gateway to the West
Nestled in the heart of America’s Great Plains are the distinct landscapes of a sacred land that beckons the visitor to enter the nation’s mysterious and glorious west. A land of soaring pinnacles, deep canyons, hidden caves, national monuments and countless wildlife sanctuaries. Discover the wonder and awe of these contrasting spectacles of the West, one soaring, rich in forests and water and the other barren and deeply eroded, which are brought together by a shared geology and history. They are the Gateway to the Great American West. They are the Black Hills and the Badlands.
National Parks of the West:
The National Parks Exploration series presents a visual tour of 3 of the most visited locations found in the United States - The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
The Grand Canyon: A Wonder of the Natural World
Enjoy breathtaking aerial views and amazing ground tours with the park rangers. The Colorado Plateau spans more than the states of New York, Illinois, Georgia and Virginia combined. Amidst all that landscape is one special gift for the human soul - of all its features none is more profound, more spectacular than the eighth wonder of the world: The Grand Canyon.
Yellowstone: The World's First National Park
On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses Grant signed into existence the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park. The 2.2 million acres of wilderness is the only complete mid-latitude ecosystem left on the planet. It’s the only remaining temperate ecosystem large enough to contain the entire collection of large predators and large enough to contain their prey.
Yosemite: The High Sierras
The Sierra Nevada's mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found on the planet. Filled with such notable geographic features including Lake Tahoe, three National Parks, two National Monuments and seemingly endless wilderness areas, the Sierras are truly spectacular in ever-sense of the word. This is Yosemite country.
Format: DVD Run Time: 7 hr 25 min Rating: TV-PG Region Code: Region 1