All-American Road Trip

TAKE A ROAD TRIP WITH THE U.S. MINT AND SHARE THE MAJESTY OF OUR NATION’S TREASURES WITH THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS!

This summer, we’re packing up and hitting the road to visit some of our country’s most beautiful forests, parks, and monuments. With more than 270 million acres of protected land to explore, you’re sure to find an adventure your whole family will enjoy!

This year, join us as we journey across the country and make stops in Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Carolina. At each stop, you’ll learn about the land and history of each site through the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Share our national history of conservation with loved ones through these stunning quarters.

FIRST STOP

Shawnee National Forest

Shawnee National Forest in Illinois encompasses the largest natural area in the state. With such abundant acreage, Shawnee attracts big-game hunters, equestrians, bird watchers, rock climbers, beach goers, and other adventurers.

EXPLORE SHAWNEE

SECOND STOP

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

For centuries, Westward travelers passed through the Cumberland Gap, a break in the Appalachian Mountain chain carved by wind and water. Today, we remember Cumberland Gap as the doorway to the West that led adventurers into the Kentucky wilderness.

EXPLORE CUMBERLAND GAP

THIRD STOP

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has witnessed many historic milestones in American history—from John Brown’s attack on slavery to the first successful American railroad. The 3,645 acres contained in the West Virginia park symbolize both the dramatic history of our Nation and an untethered yearning for adventure.

EXPLORE HARPERS FERRY

FOURTH STOP

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Established in 1946 in North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park captures the grandeur of the Little Missouri River Badlands in a just tribute to the 26th President’s dedication to conservation. Adventurers to the park can witness a diverse abundance of animal life, from bison to lizards, across the rugged terrain of this national treasure.

EXPLORE THE PARK

FIFTH STOP

Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument)

Having witnessed battles from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Fort Moultrie in South Carolina commemorates key moments in American history. Today, it stands as a testament to American coastal defense and continues to intrigue historians and explorers alike.

EXPLORE FORT MOULTRIE



Content updated August 29, 2016