Travel the World: National Parks
by Staff
The founding fathers of the United States got it right. Set aside huge areas of the most beautiful parts of the country and deem them national parks. Since then, other nations have done the same in the name of preserving our planet's natural wonders.

What was the first U.S. national park?

  • Denali
  • Yellowstone
  • Yosemite

Which U.S. president was the most instrumental in the creation of national parks?

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Abraham Lincoln

What country followed America's lead first in creating its own national park?

  • Switzerland
  • Canada
  • Australia

Which department oversees the U.S. National Parks Service?

  • U.S. Wildlife Service
  • Fish and Game Commission
  • Department of the Interior

What's the only U.S. state that does not have a national park?

  • New Jersey
  • Michigan
  • Delaware

How many paid employees are there in the U.S. national park system?

  • 20,000
  • 50,000
  • 75,000

How many volunteers work in the U.S. national park system?

  • 50,000
  • 145,000
  • 15,000

How many visitors hit up U.S. national parks each year?

  • More than 270,000,000
  • Less than 180,000,000
  • Between 190,000,000 and 200,000,000

What's the largest U.S. national park?

  • Denali
  • Yellowstone
  • Wrangell St. Elias

How small is the smallest national park in the United States?

  • 0.02 square miles (0.05 square kilometers)
  • 237 square miles (613 square kilometers)
  • 376 square miles (973 square kilometers)