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1. This natural landmark in Washington stood quietly from 1857 until its violent explosion on May 18, 1980. It cleared over 150 square miles of forest and created a lava dome that stands 920 feet high. It erupted on and off until 1986 and its physical appearance is now changed forever. What is it?
2. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Central California, this beautiful place is home to the popular places such as Glacier Point and the Mariposa Grove Sequoia (redwoods) Forest. It was turned into a National Park on October 1, 1890 and 93 percent of its landscape is complete wilderness. What is it?
3. From 1926 to 1984, this official highway stretched from Chicago to Los Angeles and became one the the most popular routes for Americans to travel. Before this nostalgic highway was decommissioned and replaced by the U.S. Interstate System we know today, it was the place you could surely 'get your kicks'.
4. This natural wonder located in Wyoming, raises 1,200 feet above its valley floor. It was established as a Natural Monument in 1906 and is a popular attraction for rock climbers. Besides holding its own interesting legends and stories, it also gained fame by becoming a popular icon in the classic film 'Close Encounters Of the Third Kind'. What is it?
5. President Grover Cleveland accepted this gift on behalf of the U.S.on October 28, 1886 and it is now one of the most recognized symbols of freedom in the world. In 1924 it became a National Monument and sits in its harbor attracting over 5 million visitors a year. You should take the 'liberty' of visiting yourself. What is it?
6. This remarkable landmark was designed and built by Gutzon Borglum and cost less than 1 million dollars to construct. It is found in the Black Hills of South Dakota and turned the city of Keystone into a huge tourist attraction. Despite its need for a 'face' lift now and then, it is one of America's most inspiring symbols of freedom. What is it?
7. You can find something to do 24 hours a day in this exciting city located in New Jersey. If you are too tired to go see the famous 65 ft landmark Lucy the Elephant, you can take a look and see if Marven Gardens is really yellow, the way it is on the Monopoly board. I 'bet' everyone would have fun here even if they just take a stroll down the boardwalk. What is it?
8. This beautiful place was established in 1872 making it the first National Park in the world. It spreads over three states but sits primarily in Wyoming. It is home to the famous geyser 'Old Faithful' and because of its natural wonders like the Fountain Paint Pot and Grand Prismatic Spring, it is one of the most popular parks in the U.S. What is it?
9. This San Francisco sight is a treat for anyone to see. This famous orange structure spans 1.7 miles from beginning to end and was built between 1933 and 1937. Since it has nearly 3 million people cross its path a month, you would surely miss a 'golden' opportunity to see it for yourself. What is it?
10. On this spot in Montana, Sioux and Cheyenne Indians (led by Chief Sitting Bull) fought against Lt.Colonel George Custer for their land of the Black Hills. This battle, which took place in June of 1876, was called the worst American military disaster ever. What was it?
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