National parks are some of the finest treasures in our country. And, with the National Park Service recently turning more than 100 years-old, there’s never been a better time to reflect on just how wonderful these places really are.
Think you know your national parks? Take this interactive quiz to test your knowledge—you might even be able to impress your friends and family with what you’ve learned!
How’d you do on the quiz? Here are some other interesting facts about our national parks that will help you during your next trivia game!
- According to their website, the National Park System is comprised of 413 sites, covering more than 84 million acres of land.
- The NPS was created on August 25, 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson.
- In 2014, more than 290 million people visited the National Parks.
- The largest living things in the world are in National Parks—Sequoia trees and the largest land carnivore, Alaskan brown bears.
- Delaware is the only state in the country that does not have either a National Park or National Monument.
- There is 1 active volcano, thousands of petrified trees, and almost 300 waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park.