10 National Parks To Visit Now That The Government Shutdown Is Over

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Good news! The government shutdown is over! (For now.) Not only will we be getting our tax refunds, but we can also visit — trash free — our most treasured scenic, historically important, countryside preservation of federally-controlled land. Of course, we’re talking about our glorious national parks.

But instead of talking up Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, two of which you’re surely already familiar, below are 10 national parks that don’t always get enough love.

Here are the national parks we would flock to immediately if given the opportunity, now that the government isn’t holding our park rangers’ checks’ hostage.

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Josh Helmuth is a sports guy in St. Louis who contributes to Mandatory.