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From Acadia to Zion: What travelers should know about each of America's national parks

Eve Chen

Two of the most commonly asked questions about any national park are "What makes it so special?" and "Is it worth visiting?"

All 63 of America's national parks are special, and each one is worthwhile.

Over the course of more than a year, USA TODAY is unpacking why. Join us as we spotlight a different destination each week and share helpful travel tips like how to get there, when to visit and what not to miss.

We began with Acadia during National Park Week last April and are gradually making our way through the alphabet to Zion. Click on the name of each park linked below to learn more about these national treasures.

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A hiker takes in the view along Second Beach at Olympic National Park. Most of the park is inland, but Olympic also protects a long stretch of Pacific coast.
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