Midwest Heartland: Theodore Roosevelt to The Homestead Act

Discoveries America National Parks

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Great Basin Geosphere is a National Parks in the Midwest region of the United States inspire us with their history, beauty, and phenomenal natural resources. This program features over a dozen National Park sites throughout the Midwest region of the United States. Beginning in North Dakota and traveling on to iconic sites in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska & Kansas.       

  • North Dakota:
    Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
    Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Michigan:
    Isle Royale National Park 
    Mackinac Island National Historic Landmark
    Keweenaw National Historical Park
    Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Wisconsin:
    Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  • Minnesota:
    Grand Portage National Monument
    Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
  • Voyagers National Park
  • Nebraska:
    Scotts Bluff National Monument
    Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
    Homestead National Monument of America
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

55 minutes
Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Download  



NP31 REVIEW: Booklist 

This picturesque video travels to North Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, and Kansas to visit 16 national treasures, including parks, monuments, historic sites, nature preserves, and wilderness areas. Beautiful footage captures Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, in North Dakota. Enjoy the rugged wilderness of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, in Wisconsin; Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, in Minnesota; and Isle Royale National Park, in Michigan.Nebraska sites include Scotts Bluff National Monument, and Kansas is represented by Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Richly descriptive voice-over narration supplements commentaries from tour guides, park rangers, and natural-history experts providing interpretations and historical context. This thirty-first entry in the recommended Discoveries . . . America National Parks series inspires viewers to head for the Midwest. — Carol Holzberg