A Guide to America’s National Heritage Areas: A Guide to the Nation’s New Kind of National Park

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Planning a trip? This book introduces you to fifty-four National Heritage Areas across the country. Distinct from National Parks, a National Heritage Area (NHA) celebrates something distinctive about a region or place. For example, the Abraham Lincoln NHA, covering much of Illinois, includes sites where Lincoln lived or worked, his tomb, and many others. The Silos and Smokestacks NHA in Iowa honors the agricultural foundation of the area and the varied landscapes, peoples, and industries of the region. History, geography, industry, culture – these are just a few of the themes that can support an NHA.

This book is great fun. Dip in anywhere to learn about the different areas and how they have shaped the country with friendly, informative writing. Then start to plan some trips! A map of where the NHAs are located ensures you can find one just about anywhere you go. Each NHA then has its own entry, with an overview, descriptions of a few of the attractions there, and websites for further information. Photos enhance the text and give you a taste of what you may find. With this lovely travel guide, you’ll be eager to start exploring everywhere you go!

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Author Robert Manning
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Globe Pequot
Publish Date 15-Jun-2022
ISBN 9781493060665
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Issue July 2022
Category Travel