4. Everglades National Park, Florida
For maximum fun for kids of all ages, hop on an airboat to see crocodiles, alligators, manatees, leatherback turtles and the elusive Florida panther in the wetlands and forests of Florida's vast Everglades National Park.
5. Glacier National Park, Montana
With its valleys, mountains and namesake glaciers, Glacier National Park in Montana is one of the best national parks to visit with kids. Fun family adventures include crossing the Continental Divide on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, hiking the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail, and seeing Avalanche Lake.
6. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park offers a wealth of activities for the whole family to enjoy. There are plenty of kid-friendly like hiking along the South Rim to see the canyon's colorful banded walls, rafting on the Colorado River and learning how the Grand Canyon was formed at the visitor center. Adults and older teens can experience all this and more on our Western USA National Parks Explorer Tour
7. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Visit one of the world's most active volcanoes and see how the Hawaiian islands were made in real-time at the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It’s home to actively-erupting volcanoes, glowing lava flows and stark alien landscapes, and is perfect for kids who love exploring.
8. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Descend into the longest-known cave system in the world in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, one of the best national parks for kids who love adventures. See massive caverns full of stalactites and stalagmites, and learn about the incredible natural and human history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
9. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
From hiking to alpine lakes to looking for moose and elk, the mountains, forests and tundras of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park are a playground for adventurous kids.
10. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park, primarily located in Wyoming, is an outdoor paradise for kids and adults. You’ll find erupting geysers, colorful hot springs and wildlife like grizzly bears, mountain goats, and moose roaming free in the country’s most famous national park. Families with older teens will have the opportunity to see it all on our Discover Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons
11. Yosemite National Park, California
See thousand-foot waterfalls, Yosemite Valley's granite domes and sequoia forests full of mule deer in Yosemite National Park, one of California's best national parks for kids and adults alike. Don't forget to grab a family photo at Tunnel View vista near the park entrance.
12. Zion National Park, Utah
From winding slot canyons for the young ones to more extreme hikes for older kids, like Angel's Landing, Zion National Park's soaring mountains and deep canyons have something for every member of the family.