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    Posted on Jun 3, 2016

    17 Reasons Why The U.S. National Parks Are A Big Waste Of Space

    Forests, mountains... They all begin to look the same eventually.

    The national parks are all just a bunch of forests and mountains, right?

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    Zion National Park, Utah.

    So the experience just can't be any better than what you might see in pictures.

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    Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

    Not to mention that the parks are just so far away from everything and take FOREVER to get to!

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    Governors Island, New York.

    Why go somewhere that you could just dream about from the comfort of your own bed?

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    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.

    The things you would see are just so...ordinary.

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    Mount Rushmore National Park, South Dakota.

    We should just accept that these crazy things get built without ever wondering why.

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    Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Missouri.

    Important things pretty much never happen in these parts.

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    The National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.

    Let's just leave life-altering history to the textbooks.

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    Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Georgia.

    There's just nothing cool to see if you are not the "outdoorsy" type.

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    Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California.

    And all old buildings pretty much look the same, right?

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    San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, Texas.

    You know what else looks the same? Stars. No need to see them by the hundreds.

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    Joshua Tree National Park, California.

    Winter landscapes are just way too stressful.

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    Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.

    And there are no enjoyable cold weather activities.

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    Denali National Park, Alaska.

    Let's just not even mention that frozen tundra also known as New England.

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    Minute Man National Historic Park, Massachusetts.

    And don't get me started on those Everglades. Just a bunch of croc-infested swamps.

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    Everglades National Park, Florida.

    By the way, geysers are totally normal and they happen pretty much everywhere.

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    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

    And walking among trees that were standing when Jesus walked the earth is, like, no big deal whatsoever.

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    Yosemite National Park, California.

    Ok, OK, you get the point. The parks aren't a TOTAL waste of space. In fact, they are sort of awesome.

    So, please, vote for your favorite park!

    Partners in Preservation is giving $2 million in grant aid to restore your favorite park's historical structures. Visit to help your favorite parks get a makeover!

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