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This category is for questions about National Parks of the United States and the agencies that manage them. Questions should address a specific park or agency.
Can you shoot in Mount Hood National Forest?
Yes, you can shoot in Mt. Hood National Forest for the purpose of hunting. Hunting in Mt. Hood is permitted during hunting season ONLY. Like anywhere else in the state of Oregon, you must have a valid hunting license in order to hunt in Mt. Hood National Forest. ...
How far is it from PA to Yellowstone national park?
If you go from the center of Pennsylvania to Zion National Park it's 2,001 miles, or about a 1 day 9 hour drive. Linearly, between the two is 1,700 miles. ...
How many national parks are there on earth?
There are just over 1,842 National Parks in total all around the world. This number does not include nature reserves or other types of protected land masses. The figures are only for "national parks." Below is a break down for each country, how many National parks reside in each, and what they are called. Algeria - 10 National Parks Ahaggar National Park Belezma National Park Chrea National Park Djurdjura National Park El Kala National Park Gouraya National Park Tassili n'Ajjer National Park Taza National Park Theniet El Had National...
What caused the Grand Canyon?
The water erosion of the Colorado River over a very long period of time combined with slow but consistent uplift of the ground the river flowed through. The Colorado River moved bits of rock around which made the GRAND CANYON. ...
When did the Kruger Park open?
Kruger National Park officially opened to the public in 1927. Before that though, it was a smaller park called the Sabie Game Reserve which was begun in 1898 due to concern about the rate at which wildlife was hunted. Only when Sabie Game Reserve, Shingwedzi Game Reserve and various local farms joined together did the park become known as Kruger National Park. The park is named after Paul Kruger who was the president of the Transvaal Republic from 1880 to 1900. ...
Where is Mount Rushmore located?
Mt. Rushmore is located near Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located 23 miles southwest of Rapid City, South Dakota in the Black Hills. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. ...
Is there more than 1 Stonehenge in the world?
no there isn't more stonehenges in the world unless someone built another one. Answer: Stonehenge is only one example of a class of megalithic structures built throughout northern Europe. Many of the henges were overbuilt with Christian churches which "repackaged" them as "Christian" while retaining the location and orientation to the solstice sunrises. The purpose of this rededication may have been to keep local congregations attending while the new owners convinced themselves that a conversion had taken place. Stonehenge is the one of the best...
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What is the Empire State Building used for and what is inside it?
It is a fairly typical office building serving many different companies. There are also rooms for rent, restaurants and of course, the famous observation deck. ...
How was devils tower named?
To understand this, it is necessary to go back to the beginning. At least six Native Americans have had various names for the monolith we know as Devils Tower. These include: Arapaho - Bear's Tipi Crow - Bear's house, Bear's lair, DaxpitcheeaasÃ¡ao (Home of Bears) Cheyenne - Bear's house, Bear's lair, Bear's Lodge, Bear's Tipi Kiowa - Aloft on a Rock, Tree Rock Lakota - Bear's Lodge, Bear's Lodge Butte, Grizzly Bear Lodge Shoshone - Bear's House During the 1875 expedition to the region, Colonel Richard Irving Dodge's interpreter...
Who is buried in Grant's tomb?
The answer to this riddle asked regularly by host Groucho Marx on the game show "You Bet Your Life" as a consolation question is "no one" Grant and his wife Julia are entombed in Grant's tomb but nobody is buried there. The coffins are not actually buried since they are not in the ground. The tomb is actually a memorial. The National Park Service website says that Grant's Tomb does, in fact, contain the bodies of President and Mrs. Grant. Why the mix-up?...
What are the monuments built by Babur?
Kabuli Bagh Mosque, Panipat Mosque, Jama Masjid, Babri Masjid are a few monuments built by Babur. Babur had constructed several Mosques, Tombs, Madrassas and beautiful gardens in every palace and provinces. Kabuli Bagh Mosque,Babri Masjid ...
What famous North American landmark is constantly moving?
Niagara Falls - The rim is worn down about 2 1/2 feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that move over it every minute. ...