Group finishes quest to visit all 397 US parks

Mar 30, 2012, 8:45 PM

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) – A dozen people have made Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia the last stop in their tour of all 397 facilities in the National Park System.

The members of the National Park Travelers Club completed the feat Friday. The National Park Service says theyare among only 20 people known to have visited all the parks.

The club’s president emeritus, Nancy Bandley of Orange County, Calif., was among those visiting Fort Monroe.

She says the quest dates to 1986 and has taken her and others to every state in the union, as well as some American territories. The group had more traveling to do after Fort Monroe and two other facilities were added to the system last year.

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Online:

National Park Travelers Club:
http://www.parkstamps.org/news.php

National Park Service:
http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

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Group finishes quest to visit all 397 US parks