By Lydia Schrandt

VISIT 10 POPULAR NATIONAL PARKS WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

VIRTUAL VISITS

Connect with nature via a virtual visit to a national park. Ten of the most popular parks in the nation offer innovative ways for people at home to explore America the Beautiful.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The mist-shrouded peaks, verdant forests and numerous waterfalls of this park straddle the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.

Grand Canyon National Park

Watch archaeological digs at the Grand Canyon River.

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Take the tour

Rocky Mountain National Park

Explore this popular park in a way you haven't before by diving into their Sound Library.

Yosemite National Park

Few national parks have more iconic natural wonders than Yosemite. See water cascading down from Yosemite Falls (and the Pacific dogwoods that bloom just below the waterfall each spring).

Zion National Park

Few vistas are as dramatic as the one from the top of Angels Landing. Set out on an eHike to experience it (or relive it) from your couch.

Yellowstone National Park

America’s oldest national park is also one of the easiest to tour virtually. You can even watch Old Faithful erupt in real time.

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Watch Live

Grand Teton National Park

The Grand Tetons are breathtaking even in photos, but the views are even better from the trails of this legendary alpine climbing destination. The park offers three ways to explore online.

Acadia National Park

One of the best ways to experience Acadia National Park in Maine is from the water. Set sail to explore the rocky shores of Mount Desert Island from your computer via an Acadia eCruise.

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park protects a rainforest ecosystem largely untouched by human habitation. As such, it also protects a staggering range of habitats and impressive biodiversity.

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Explore

Glacier National ParK

The landscapes of this park rank among the most majestic in the nation. Interactive panoramas help impart the sense of grandeur by allowing viewers to scan right, left and all around.

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