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Q. Which national park features mountains, glaciers, rainforests, and fjords?

 

A: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Covering 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage and part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site—one of the world’s largest international protected areas. Despite the park not being accessible by car, nearly 700,000 people visit Glacier Bay National Park each year.


Q. Which park signed a Sister Park Agreement with Tara National Park in Serbia due to their similar landscape, leading the two parks to collaborate and work through common issues?

 

A: Black Canyon National Park Black Canyon National Park and Tara National Park signed a Sister Park Agreement in 2017. This allows the two parks to work together to solve problems and collaborate on best practice. Both parks also share incredible canyons as their central feature, creating a perfect collaborative pair.


Q. Which national monument or memorial is often referred to as the "Shrine of Democracy" and attracts over 2 million visitors every year?

 

A: Mount Rushmore National Memorial Mount Rushmore National Memorial began construction in 1927. The four presidents featured on Mount Rushmore include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. They were chosen to represent the nation's birth, growth, development, and preservation, respectively.


Q. Which national park contains mountains that were once home to a reef beneath an ancient inland sea?

 

A: Guadalupe Mountains National Park Rock exposures in Guadalupe Mountains National Park are composed of various reef sediments. The park houses some of the remains of the Delaware Sea and contains fossilized reef exposed at the surface. Tectonic movements uplifted the reef and then exposed the area to wind and rain, causing some of the exposed sediments to erode. This uncovered the more resistant fossil reef and formed the modern Guadalupe Mountains that we see today.


Q. Which national park unit contains the western endpoint of the American Discovery Trail, the only transcontinental trail in the United States?

 

A: Point Reyes National Seashore The western terminus of the trail is located at Limantour Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. The eastern terminus of the trail is located in Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware. The trail is a system of recreational trails and roads spanning about 6,800 miles, which together form a coast-to-coast hiking, biking, and horseback riding trail across the mid-tier of the United States.


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