Can You Name the National Park From One Famous Feature?
By: John Miller
About This Quiz
America's national park system is booming, and the parks exist largely to protect fantastic and notable natural wonders. Can you identify these national parks from a famous feature?
Acadia National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is famous for a geyser named Old Faithful, a 204-degree Fahrenheit monstrosity that blasts nearly 190 feet into the air. And it does so with regularity -- about every 60 to 90 minutes, making it a true crowd pleaser.
In Utah, Bryce Canyon offers up one of the most surreal spectacles in the United States. The park is overflowing with bright orange sandstone hoodoos that look like an alien world straight out of "Star Wars."
Death Valley National Park is easily the most ominous national park name, and one of its primary features is Badwater Basin. The Basin is the lowest point in all of North America ... more than 282 feet below sea level.
In Glacier National Park, visitors have the unique opportunity to drive (slowly and carefully) up the twisting Going-to-the-Sun Road, which scales steep peaks to Logan's Pass. The road is closed each fall as winter snows bury it in drifts that may be 80 feet deep.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in Tennessee and North Carolina, is the most-visited national park in America. Each year, more than 11 million people travel here to get a glimpse of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains.
In southwestern Colorado, visitors to Mesa Verde National Park can see the magnificent cliff dwellings created by prehistoric people. That includes Cliff Palace, a sprawling structure with more than 150 rooms.
In California's Kings Canyon National Park, visitors can witness giant sequoia trees, including the General Grant Tree. The tree is the second-largest in the world, measuring nearly 270 feet tall, with a diameter of around 29 feet.
In Virginia, visitors can drive the 100-mile long Skyline Drive, a famous road in Shenandoah National Park. The road is incredibly popular, particularly when tree leaves began changing colors in the autumn.
Hubbard Glacier is a 76-mile-long behemoth located in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska. Like all glaciers, it moves very slowly ... it takes about 4 centuries for ice to travel from the glacier's origin to its end point.
The Hall of the White Giant, at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, is a room featuring a large white stalagmite formation. But to see it, you'll have to sign up for a guided tour that requires a bit of physical exertion.
A giant sequoia named the General Sherman tree is the biggest tree in Sequoia National Park in California. It is about 275 feet tall, with a base diameter of more than 36 feet. It is regarded as the biggest living tree on Earth.