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Preview the KET Kentucky Life Special Kentucky's National Parks.

Preview the Ken Burns series The National Parks: America's Best Idea

You can also watch online Video Closeups relating to Kentucky's national parks:

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Find out why Big South Fork is considered a geological wonderland and how its magnificent arches were formed.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Find out about the pivotal role Cumberland Gap played in America’s westward expansion.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Find out how Lincoln is memorialized and why.

Mammoth Cave National Park

Find out how and why scientists monitor air quality at Mammoth Cave, from acid rain and visibility to the impact of mercury on cave bats.

Listen to two poems written about Mammoth Cave.

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Find out about the Cherokee relocation and the process by which Trail of Tears sites are researched and certified.

Why Preserve Parks?

Find out why visitors to Kentucky's national parks think the parks are important.