4 Tropical National Parks To Put On Your Bucket List

By Aly Trost
In Culture

If you’re looking for a unique experience in a must-see location, tropical national parks are the way to go. Here are four tropical national parks you can see in the United States.

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Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii   
Experience the rush and excitement that a volcanic landscape has to offer at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This park is located on the big island and protects the famous Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, two of the world’s most active geological features. In addition to the wide variety of ecosystems and wildlife, there a ton of activities to partake in to experience this gorgeous park, such as hiking the backcountry, biking, events and more.

Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii   
A “rare and sacred landscape,” Haleakalā National Park is home to endangered species and is rich in ancient Hawaiian culture. You can experience this beautiful and spiritual place through a variety of activities, such as backcountry hiking, swimming, backpacking and skywatching.

American Samoa
American Samoa National Park, American Samoa  
The American Samoa National Park is located in the heart of the South Pacific and offers a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for patrons to enjoy. The Samoan’s 3,000-year-old culture is rich in exciting people, stories and places. Immerse yourself in its beautiful landscape by diving, snorkeling, hiking and a variety of other fun outdoor activities.

U.S. Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands   
This island is located in the beautiful Virgin Islands and offers breathtaking views, pristine beaches, coral reefs, mangrove forests, seagrass beds and more. Taíno archaeological sites and ruins of sugar plantations dating back Columbus’ can be found all along the coast. Explore this unique island by hiking, taking a tour or enjoying the gorgeous beaches.

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