US abounds in diverse terrain & wildlife, many thriving in its national parks. From coast to coast, we've found top spots for up-close animal encounters.
Acadia National Park has 338 bird species, and diverse wildlife. Join ranger-led bird walks and spot peregrine falcons, seals, dolphins, and whales.
Olympic National Park, Washington boasts three unique ecosystems, 300 bird species, and diverse wildlife like black bears, elk, and marine life.
Maui in Hawaii offers idyllic landscapes, more than 50 bird species, and marine life like humpback whales, dolphins, and Hawaiian green sea turtles.
This national park has a 142-mile-long cave near Hot Springs and has, wildlife like bison, mountain lions, elk, and pronghorn antelopes, and ample birdlife.
Montana's Glacier National Park has 25 glaciers, wildlife, forests, and 760 lakes. Spot grizzlies, mountain goats at Goat Lick, and Garden Wall.
Denali National Park in Alaska has wildlife, icy peaks, and a 92-mile road. Look for the big five: bears, wolves, moose, sheep and caribou at Sable Pass.
Rocky Mountain National Park, 90 mins from Denver, is home to elk, bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer etc. Elk are visible all year, bighorn sheep at Sheep Lakes.
Yellowstone has hydrothermal wonders, forest, and North America's highest lake. Spot bison, elk, coyotes, grizzly bears, and more. Visit Lamar Valley for wildlife sightings.