Thirteen states make up the Midwest Region of the National Park Service.  This region is responsible for managing 57 park service sites and 14 associated sites ranging in size from less than an acre to over a hundred thousand acres.  This region was created in 1937 with several other states being added in 1955, 1962, 1971, 1974, and 1995.

States of the Midwest Region

Midwest Placeholder
Type NPS Units
National Parks 9
National Monument 10
National Preserve 1
National Historical Park 4
National Historic Site 17
International Historic Site
National Battlefield Park 1
National Military Park 1
National Battlefield 1
National Battlefield Site
National Memorial 4
National Recreation Area
National Seashore
National Lakeshore 3
National River 6
National Reserve
National Parkway
National Trail

National Park Service Units of the Midwest

National Parks of the Midwest

  • Badlands National Park (SD)
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH)
  • Gateway Arch National Park (MO)
  • Hot Springs National Park (AR)
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (IN)
  • Isle Royale National Park (MI)
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park (ND)
  • Voyageurs National Park (MN)
  • Wind Cave National Park (SD)

National Monuments of the Midwest

  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (NE)
  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument (OH)
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA)
  • George Washington Carver National Monument (MO)
  • Grand Portage National Monument (MN)
  • Homestead National Monument of America (NE)
  • Jewel Cave National Monument (SD)
  • Pipestone National Monument (MN)
  • Pullman National Monument (IL)
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument (NE)

National Parkways of the Midwest

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (KS)

National Historical Parks of the Midwest

  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park (OH)
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (IN)
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (OH)
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park (MI)

National Historic Sites of the Midwest

  • Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site (KS)
  • First Ladies National Historic Site (OH)
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site (KS)
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site (KS)
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site (AR)
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (ND)
  • Harry S Truman National Historic Site (MO)
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site (IA)
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site (OH)
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site (ND)
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site (IL)
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site (AR)
  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (SD)
  • Nicodemus National Historic Site (KS)
  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site (AR)
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (MO)
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site (OH)

National Battlefield Park of the Midwest

  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park (MI)

National Military Park of the Midwest

  • Pea Ridge National Military Park (AR)

National Battlefields of the Midwest

  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield (MO)

National Memorials of the Midwest

  • Arkansas Post National Memorial (AR)
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (IN)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (SD)
  • Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (OH)

National Lakeshores of the Midwest

  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (WI)
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (MI)
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (MI)

National Rivers of the Midwest

  • Buffalo National River (AR)
  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MN)
  • Missouri National Recreational River (NE, SD)
  • Niobrara National Scenic River (NE)
  • Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO)
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (MN, WI)

Associated Units of the Midwest

Associated National Trails of the Midwest

  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (AL, AR, GA, IL, KY, MO, NC, OK, TN)
  • California National Historic Trail (CA, CO, ID, KS, MO, NE, NV, OR, UT, WY)
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail (CA, CO, KS, MO, NE, NV, UT, WY)
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail (CO, KS, MO, NM, OK)
  • Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)
  • Oregon National Historic Trail (ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY)
  • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail (IL, IA, NE, UT, WY)
  • North Country National Scenic Trail (MI, MN, ND, NY, OH, PA, WI)
  • Ice Age National Scenic Trail (WI)

National Heritage Areas of the Midwest

  • Motor City National Heritage Area (MI)
  • National Aviation Heritage Area (OH)

National Rivers of the Midwest

  • Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO)

National Memorial of the Midwest

  • David Berger National Memorial (OH)

Associated National Historic Sites of the Midwest

  • Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (OH)