National Parks

School Trips to America’s National Parks

Experience the Adventure

The hundreds of National Parks across the United States show students that adventure is available everywhere, even in America’s backyard. Students can study ancient archaeological digs, learn Native American history on a reservation, and explore the awe-inspiring canyons, plains, and rivers of the Midwest. Explore our sample itineraries below to learn more about the destinations that inspired pioneers to cross uncharted landscapes for new opportunities.




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Sample Itineraries


South Dakota & The Badlands

Inspire your students at the base of Mount Rushmore.


  • Mount Rushmore

  • The Badlands

  • Native American History

  • Crazy Horse Memorial

  • Mammoth Site

Grand Canyon

Multi-Park Trips

Experience the awe-inspiring power of the Grand Canyon.


  • Grand Teton

  • Yellowstone

  • Grand Canyon

  • Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Zion National Park

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Customize Your Adventure

Want to roam Glacier National Park? Or, do you want to have your breath taken away by Grand Teton? Request a customized itinerary.


Air Travel Available


For Groups of 30+


Your flights will be convenient to maximize your tour time. Whenever possible, flights are direct to and from your gateway city.

Bus Travel Available


For Groups of 160+


Friendly, safety-minded drivers and deluxe motor coaches equipped with TV's, DVD players, and lavatory.

Personalize Your Adventure


Whether students are learning about superconductors and cosmic rays near Badlands National Park or studying paleontology at Zion National Park, you'll always find something special to discover.

  • Lowell Observatory

  • Mammoth Site
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Hoover Dam

  • Wind Cave National Park
  • National Park STEM Programs
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History & Culture

Students can learn about bison and their importance to Plains cultures at Glacier National Park, experience the Black Hills from the Sioux perspective, spend time learning Navajo culture in Arizona or experience the Oregon Trail in Idaho – the options are limitless.

  • Mount Rushmore
  • Montezuma Castle
  • Native American History & Cultural Museums
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Minuteman National Historic Site
  • National Oregon California Trail Center


While your students are enjoying the Parks, make sure to include some outdoor recreation too. There are plenty of options to choose from – horseback riding, rafting, bicycling, zip lines, hiking, and more.

  • Colorado River White Water Rafting Trip
  • Horseback Trail Ride
  • Day-Hikes & Outdoor Adventure
  • Chuckwagon Dinner & Show
  • US Olympic Training Center
  • Ropes & Adventure Courses
  • Float Trip on the Snake River



Middle School

Reaching Middle School Minds

At NationsClassroom, we know the minds of tweens are busy trying to figure out the world while getting side tracked by hormones and emotions. Reaching them through experiences that offer the thrill of adventure with the security of trusted adults is the key to a great educational travel experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.


High School

A Time of Self-Discovery

The high school years are a time of self discovery. Educational tours with NationsClassroom provide new experiences that will open the minds of yours students and help them dream of new opportunities that they had never conceived before.

Teachers, Parents, and Students Trust NationsClassroom 


“My trip to New York City was the best experience of my life. Learning about the true stories of the people that died at the 911 Memorial was something I will never forget. We also had a great time getting our picture taken in Times Square at night after our Broadway play. “  


 -Sarah S., Student, California

“Thank you very much for the excellent trip. New York City is like an entire different world for my students from Kentucky. We are so thankful that your support staff was once again wonderful, very accommodating and willing to help out with anything we needed.


-Mendy R., Teacher, Kentucky


“Our New York City tour was absolutely amazing. Our students had such a great time, learned a great deal in so many disciplines and really expanded their horizons. Every student at some point needs to tour New York- the sights, the sounds, just the feel and the energy. Speaking of which our Tour Guide really gave an insider tour that only a true New Yorker could give. We can’t wait to take next year’s class! ”


-Lori W., Assistant Principal, South Carolina


“Thank you for another outstanding tour of New York City. We would like to thank you again for all your help with putting together such an amazing trip for the kids.  Our tour guide was so extremely knowledgeable and flexible and really provided a wealth of learning opportunities.  Our on-site coordinator made our trip worry-free.  To making sure breakfast was ready for the kids to ensuring the rooms were taken care when there were any issues and picking up the tickets ahead of us so we did not have to wait in line. Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our guard each evening. We were in a beautiful hotel in a great area. However, it was still very comforting to know we had someone watching our floor while we slept..”


-Lisa D., Assistant Principal, Texas