Although quite removed from most other units of the National Park System, the Park is the perfect destination for an adventurer looking to experience Samoan culture, tropical rainforests, coral reefs, fruit bats, and ancient volcanoes.
The visitor center offers exhibits that showcase the significance of the islands' unique tropical rainforests, coral reefs, wildlife, and the Samoan culture.
For visitors who would prefer to see nature up-close, Ofu Island offers snorkeling opportunities to view some of the over 250 coral species and over 950 fish species that live in the waters around American Samoa.
The island also contains stunning views above water for hikers wishing to take in the seascapes from immaculate shorelines.
Outlines of houses and structures remain and remnants of tools as old as 700 years found at the site indicate when Samoan people first started using stone tools to carve wood and develop a more complex society.
While visitors today cannot easily view this site, they should check with the Park visitor center to find archeological sites that allow visitation.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
The underground archeological site Fatumafuti on the island of Tutuila provides some clues of this development.
The Blunts Point Trail is a moderately difficult hike allowing visitors to see two of the cannons that protected Pago Pago Harbor during the war.
The history and natural environment of American Samoa come together to produce a distinctive culture known as or the Samoan Way.
For families and children, the Park offers the Junior Ranger Program.
A digital copy of the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Activity Book can be found here or in hardcopy at the Park’s visitor center.