96% of people can't name all of these national parks from just one image! Can you?

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President Ulysses S. Grant signed the legislation that established Yellowstone as the first U.S. national park in 1872. Many national parks have since been established, to protect and conserve scenic natural and historic areas across the country. How many of these national parks can you name from an image? It might be harder than you think!

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Channel Islands was established in 1980 and is off of the southern coast of California. The islands included are Anacapa, Santa Barbara, San Miguel, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa.

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Dry Tortugas has a popular diving spot at Loggerhead Reef, where there's a sunken ship that was built in 1875. Dry Tortugas Park includes multiple reefs and seven islands.

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Kings Canyon National Park is next to Sequoia National Park in California. Redwood Canyon has the largest grove of Sequoia trees in the world, and along with Grant Grove is a popular spot for visitors. The famed naturalist, John Muir, called Kings Canyon "a rival to the Yosemite."

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This park is located in southern Utah and was established in 1928. Popular activities are: hiking, winter skiing, winter sleigh rides, horse back riding and biking.

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Death Valley was introduced as a national park in California in 1994. Death Valley is known for its sweltering hot temperatures; the hottest recorded temperature was 134 degreed Fahrenheit in 1913.

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This park is located in south central Kentucky and is home to a gigantic system of underground caves. Slaves were among the first guides of the caves in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Congaree is a floodplain that is home to river otters, deer, woodpeckers, owls and bobcats. There are floods ten times a year in this area!

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This park is on the coast of Maine and was first called Lafayette National Park in 1919. In 1929, it was named Acadia; it is said that this name comes from an Italian explorer who admired the area, because he was reminded of Arcadia in Greece.

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Spanish explorers thought the rock formations at Mesa Verde looked like tables, and since there was greenery on the formations they named the area "Mesa Verde." This park is known for its Puebloan cliff dwellings, which hosts the Long House, a cliff dwelling where tours are held. This park was established in 1906.

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Archeologists found proof of multiple different cultural groups living here ten thousand years ago. It is considered one of the most vital excavation and archeological spots in the Arctic. Woolly mammoths were once here.

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Crater Lake, located in the Cascade Mountains, was formed when Mount Mazama collapsed. The lake is the deepest of all lakes in the U.S., and the seventh deepest in the world!

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Mount Rainier National Park was established in 1899 and is located southeast of Seattle. It last erupted in 1894, and is 14,411 feet in elevation.

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This park was established in 1964 and is over 300,000 acres. The Green and Colorado Rivers come together here. The rivers make three divisions in the park; Island in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze are the names of the three divisions.

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People living in the ice age trekked here, making this park a popular historical site in addition to a popular winter sports site. The first group to summit the North Peak was in 1910; Denali is over 20,000 feet in elevation.

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Established in 2004, this park hosts the highest sand dunes in North America. Some of the dunes are 750 feet tall! The Sangre de Cristo Range is also a spectacular site.

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American Samoa National Park is 13,500 acres, with almost a third of that being marine acreage. Samoa means "sacred earth." Most of the islands have people living on them, but Rose Atoll is uninhabited.

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This park consists of 90 valleys and was named "Great Basin" in the 1800s. In addition to the numerous valleys, this name is also fitting because the rivers here do not flow out to the ocean; rather, they flow inland.

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Hot Springs National Park is the smallest of all U.S. national parks, being only 5,550 acres. Due to the water's healing powers, many visitors come here seek rejuvenation. Professional baseball teams also take trips here for this reason.

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Brandywine Falls are a popular site in this park, which is a large waterfall in the east area of the park. Woodchucks, beavers and heron live here, as well as all different kinds of birds.

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Many endangered species live here, such as crocodiles and panthers. There is a 99-mile water trail that boaters, kayakers and canoers can use to get around.

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Over the past 70 million years, molten rock has built these volcanic islands. This park is on Hawaii Island and shows Mauna Loa and Kilauea, two active volcanoes.

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This park offers diverse terrain - the Rio Grande, the Chisos Mountains and the Chihuahuan Desert are all here. The Rio Grande has created canyons, while the mountains have pine trees and bears, and the desert, being 20 degrees warmer than the mountains, hosts cacti and yuccas.

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Lassen erupted over 150 times in 1914 through 1915. In mid 1915, a final eruption happened and the mountain top exploded off, and in the year and a half following there were still eruptions of tephra, ash and steam.

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The Great Smoky Mountain National Park crosses the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, and is over a half million acres. One interesting feature of the park is Cades Cove, a historical farming community.

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The Mulchatna, Chilikadrotna, and Tlikakila rivers all flow through this park. This park is extremely diverse in that it hosts forest, glaciers, tundra, and all sorts of animals.

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In the Chihuahuan Desert, this park hosts an underground world of caves made four to six million years ago. There are more than 100 caves open mostly to specialists, with other ones open to any visitors.

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This park was established in 1968 in northern Washington. A variety of wildlife lives here, including wolves, bears, and hundreds of different species of birds.

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This park is on the island of Maui and was established in 1916. The road to the top is very steep, going up just over 10,000 feet in elevation in only 38 miles.

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Conifers are the main tree that the petrified wood is from in this national park. The area is over 200 million years old, which may be why the park hosts so many visitors each year.

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Although national park visitors go to most other parks for part of a day, visitors to Isle Royale stay, on average, three and a half days. Isle Royale is an island, and 45 miles long. Visitors take a boat to get here, and once they get dropped off, are on their own to survive!

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This park is in Utah, north of Moab. It was established in 1929, and has over 2,000 arches.

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Pinnacles is the newest national park, being established in 2013. It is located in west-central California, and is popular for hikers and rock climbers to visit. There is no road going through it, just two entrances on the outside.

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Rising above the Chihuahuan Desert, this park is known for its Salt Basin Dunes. It was established in 1972 and is over 86,000 acres.

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Kenai Fjords National Park is on the Kenai peninsula in southern Alaska. Sea otters, sea lions and black bears can all be seen here, as well as the large Exit Glacier.

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This park is located on Washington’s peninsula and is known for its large temperate rainforest. Because this park gets over 12 feet of rain each year, the park is green and lush.

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This park is known for Waterpocket Fold, a monocline. In all the monoclines of the continent of North America, Waterpocket Fold is one of the largest. It gives the park domes, canyons, and cliffs.

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The Grand Canyon is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world, being 277 miles long and 18 miles across at the longest point in its gap. It is 6,000 feet deep, with the Colorado River running through it at the bottom.

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Many films have been shot here, such as "Jurassic Park II" and "Star Wars." There are three "drive-thru trees" that visitors can drive their car through, since these trees can be up to 20 feet wide.

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The Sioux Native Americans originally lived on this land. It's 244,000 acres; the hiking and biking trails make it easier for visitors to see the sites.

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Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road are popular roads that allow visitors to see rivers and aspen trees. This park is located in northern Colorado and was founded in 1915. Longs Peak is the tallest point in the park.

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This park is so large; it is about the size of the state of Connecticut! Because it is so remote, most visitors travel here by boat.

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Saguaro National Park is in southern Arizona and is on both sides of Tucson. The Hohokam people lived here, an ancient people who left petroglyphs.

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Visitors can see eagles, deer and elk here. The Gunnison River runs through its canyon, which has walls that are over 2,700 feet tall.

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Katmai National Park is on a peninsula in southern Alaska and has approximately 2,000 brown bears that it protects. There are also at least 14 active volcanoes to view, and opportunities for hiking, kayaking and canoeing.

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This park is located in northwest Wyoming and hosts the Teton Mountain Range. It also has Jackson Hole Valley and the Snake River.

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Shenandoah National Park is almost 200,000 acres, and had settlers residing in it for over a century before it was made into a park. When the park was established in 1935, the government converted a large amount of private land to a national park.

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There are almost 800 lakes in Glacier National Park, with many of them being unnamed. There are 175 named mountains and 25 named glaciers, with the largest being .7 square miles.

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Joshua Tree National Park is a rock climber's paradise as there are 8,000 rock climbing trails here. The park is named after the Joshua Tree, a tree that looks twisted and is full of bristles.

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This park has coral reefs and islands, as well as dolphins and pelicans. There are also many dive sites here, most of them near shipwrecks.

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