Revealed: National Parks and Treasures


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National Parks & Treasures Revealed:

A) Golden Gate Bridge: Located in San Francisco, California this suspension bridge spans the Golden Gate (a one mile wide strait that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean).  Built in 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge is the most photographed bridge in the world according to Frommer's travel guide.

B) Sequoia National Park: Located in California's southern Sierra Nevada mountains.  It's most known for its huge sequoia trees.  The park was established in 1890.

C) Arches National Park: Located in Utah just north of Moab.  Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, it's known for more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches and the Balanced Rock.

D) Acadia National Park: Located in Maine, primarily on Mount Desert Island, is a 47,000 acre recreation area on the Atlantic coast.

E) Bryce Canyon National Park: Located in southern Utah this park is known for crimson-colored hoodoos (spire-shaped rock fromations).

F) Great Smokey Mountains National Park: Located between North Carolina and Tennessee the Great Smokey Mountains.  It is the most visited national park with more than eleven million visitors each year (almost twice as many visitors as the second most visited park, the Grand Canyon with 6 million each year).

G) Yellowstone National Park: Located in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.  Yellowstone is the world's very first national park and covers over 2.2 million acres.  Yellowstone has numerous wild animals, beautiful lakes, forests, canyons and waterfalls.  However, it's primarily known for it's geothermal activity including hot springs, fumaroles, mudpots and geysers (including Old Faithful).

H) Voyageurs National Park: Located in Minnesota this maze of interconnected water highways is known for it's abundance of water (over 40% of the park is water).

I) Rocky Mountain National Park: Located in northern Colorado and spans the Continental Divide.  Known for beautiful mountains and forests.

J) Badlands National Park: Located in South Dakota the Badlands National Park is known for its dramatic landscapes with steep canyons and towering spires.

K) Volcanoes National Park: Located on the Big Island of Hawaii and at it's heart are two active volcanoes (Kilauea and Mauna Loa).

L) Glacier National Park: Located in Montana's Rocky Mountains this park is known for it's glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border.

M) Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: Located in Utah and Arizona the recreation area encompasses the area around Lake Powell and lower Cataract Canyon.

N) Grand Teton National Park: Located in Wyoming and is best known for it's dramatic Teton mountain range and occupies the majority of the Jackson Hole valley.

O) Tent Rocks National Monument: Located about 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico and is famous for its scenic cone shaped formations, composed of pumice, ash and tuff deposits from volcanic eruptions 6-7 million years ago.

P) Olympic National Park: Located on Washington's Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest.  Most known for the Olympic Mountains and the summit of glacier-clad Mt. Olympus.

Q) Yosemite National Park: Located in California's Sierra Nevada mountains.  This park is best known for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Captain and Half Dome.

R) Grand Canyon: Located in Arizona this park is so magnificent that photographs and paintings don't do the park's beauty justice – you have to see it in person.

S) Joshua Tree National Park: Located in southern California this park is characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes.  Named after the region's twisted Joshua trees.

T) Everglades National Park: Located in Southern Florida the Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and is known for being an important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species including the manatee and the American crocodile.

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