US National Parks: Lists, Facts, and More!
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She also wrote StrengthsFinder coaching and training, for Ann Strong, who specializes in StrengthsFinder training (including remote trainings).
Would you like to know more about the National Parks in the United States, and have access to loads of great information compiled in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve got everything you need to perform research, plan your next trip, or simply dream of faraway (and close) lands!
For starters, we’ve created a map of National Parks that you can download and print, maybe even turn into your “bucket list” of places to visit before you die. We’ve also listed the National Parks by state, so that if you’re in the area, you can plan a side trip.
Not to mention, we’ve sussed out the 10 most popular US National Parks and the 10 biggest National Parks, as well as a list of US National Parks by elevation.
Alaska, California, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Florida are all fortunate enough to have some of the most well-known and beautiful National Parks located inside their boundaries…and we’d be remiss if we didn’t pay attention to our Northern neighbor, Canada, which has 42 National Parks of Canada.
Just for fun, we’ve sprinkled in fun facts about US National Parks throughout the site.
Read on, and then enjoy your travels!
4th Graders: During the 2015-2016 school year, all 4th graders will get free admission to all national parks, forests, and refuges. Families of 4th graders will get a free pass, too!
Interesting Facts About US National Parks ~ 2021
•The Grand Canyon, in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, is known as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
•In Sequoia National Park in California, when a giant sequoia tree fell and blocked a road in 1937, the National Park Service simply created a tunnel through the 275 foot by 21 foot tree.
•Three out of ten of the highest waterfalls in the world are located in Yosemite National Park in California.
•One of the hottest temperatures on earth was recorded in 1913 in Death Valley National Park, at 134 degrees.