The National Parks System was founded in 1916, and we are all richer for it. With life in this country seeming smaller and more indoors everyday, trees and wild animals sometimes seem like things that exist in countries people leave America to take vacations to.

America the Beautiful, however, is a nickname well earned, and these 25 amazing national parks prove why this magnificent country is still a destination for nature lovers the world over.

RELATED: The 50 Coolest Places in New York City Right Now
RELATED: What Bar Bathroom Graffiti Can Tell You About Washington D.C.

Also Watch