S. 507/Maria Cantwell
H.R. 1208/Doc Hastings
Under a veil of secrecy, workers in Los Alamos, New Mexico; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Hanford, Washington, built the world’s first production-scale nuclear reactor, assembled the atomic bomb—and created a lasting impact on world history.
S. 225/Dianne Feinstein &
H.R. 520/Jackie Speier
Walk with the original guardians and rangers of our national parks–the Buffalo Soldiers. Before the National Park Service was formed, these African-American troops played a key role in protecting Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, from their headquarters in the Presidio of San Francisco.
S. 305/Thad Cochran &
H.R. 2271/Bennie Thompson
Vicksburg, Mississippi—the name alone evokes a sense of wonder and valor displayed by Civil War soldiers who fought and died on this iconic battlefield. More than 100,000 troops waged battle from March 29 until July 4, 1863, in a campaign that proved crucial to the Union victory.
S. 782/Bob Casey &
H.R. 1513/Scott Perry
Next stop: The historic Gettysburg or “Lincoln” train station, now part of your Gettysburg National Military Park experience. Opened in 1859, the train station’s most famous moment came on the evening of November 18, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln stepped onto its platform on his way to dedicate the Gettysburg National Cemetery and deliver the Gettysburg Address.
S. 285/Tom Udall
Explore an unparalleled geological and recreational gem in the high elevations of northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. Experience why scientists from all over the world have come to Valles Caldera National Preserve to study large eruptions and their deposits in one of the world’s best examples of a resurgent caldera—a circular volcano with an uplifted center floor.
S. 974/Harry Reid &
H.R. 2015/Steven Horsford
It’s hard to imagine, but prides of Ice Age lions and herds of bison once mingled with gargantuan mammoths, dire wolves, and saber tooth cats, and the evidence lies on land 30 minutes north of the Las Vegas Strip.
S. 371/John “Jack” Reed &
H.R. 706/David Cicilline
Experience the living landscape of the “Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution” at Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. It all began in 1790, when capital, mechanical and skilled labor, and ingenuity fused together in a history-altering fashion in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
S. 311/Mary Landrieu
The Mississippi River is truly an amazing body of water, with its basin touching more than 30 states and its immense sources of commerce, recreation, and cultural wealth. Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, where the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico, is a prime example of these traits–and worthy of consideration in our National Park System.
H.R. 298/Hal Rogers and S. 2780/Mitch McConnell
Walk through a pivotal place in United States history at Mill Springs Battlefield, where, more than 150 years ago, the North achieved its first Civil War victory. President Lincoln knew that winning support from the border states of Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware was crucial during the Civil War, and it began with Mill Springs.