The park’s 100th anniversary was Feb. 26, but events are scheduled throughout the year.
It’s her official responsibility to spreading the word about the park’s beauty.
On Feb. 26, 1919, Congress passed legislation recognizing the canyon as a national park.
On Feb. 26, northwestern Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is officially 100 years old. Established in 1919, it is managed by the National Park Service. It was the 15th set-aside named as a U.S. national park, Yellowstone being the first in 1872.
The Grand Canyon marks 100 years as a national park on February 26. Pete McBride made a movie and book about his hike through the entire length of it — some 750 miles — to draw attention to threats to its existence. (There’s no trail.)
Natural wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage site: A visit to the Grand Canyon is a high priority for many tourists in the US. On February 26th, it celebrates its 100th anniversary as a national park.
Whether you want to rest on a beach in the Caribbean, hike the world’s most famous canyon, explore ancient ruins, eat world-famous cuisine or learn more at historically significant sites this year, CNN Travel has the right spot for you.
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Offering rim to rim hiking, mule rides, and whitewater rafting, Grand Canyon National Park is a hugely popular national park destination.
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