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Meet the Artisans of the National Parks

by | Jul 25, 2020

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A new kind of marketplace, connecting travelers with America’s National Parks and the communities that surround them.

At US Park Pass, we’re not only committed to protecting the National Parks, we also support the communities around them. That’s why we’re launching Meet the Artisans, a new platform to inspire national-park lovers to discover local artisans and support their businesses.

As national parks closed due to COVID-19, gateway communities from Alaska to Florida experienced the impact acutely: Thousands of small, family-owned businesses, lost reliable income from park goers.

Our new marketplace spotlights local makers across the country—the leather workers, sculptors, painters, ceramicists, jewelers, bakers, distillers, and more—whose hand-made products are inspired by the stunning natural surroundings outside their doors. We’ll share their stories, invite you into their studios, and make it easier to shop their products, from wherever you are.

The next time you’re looking for a gift for yourself or a friend, or a memento of your favorite national park, check out this platform, including this season’s Holiday Artisan Gift Guide. In addition to helping a small national-park business, a portion of every purchase will also benefit public lands.

Have a favorite local artisan or maker to recommend? Tag them on Instagram using #usparkpass or nominate them.