Everyone has their own story to share when they come back from a National Park. When collected together, these stories create a history and a culture. Although they are diverse, they are interwoven together just like the National Parks.
One man set out to discover these stories. Ken Burns captured the spirit and tales of the National Parks in his Emmy award-winning documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea". He was able to not only share the stories of people who made the parks what they are today, but he also brought to light what makes the parks relevant to our contemporary American identities. In a sense, he managed to reacquaint Americans with themselves and their collective history through the National Parks.