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1. Olympic National Park made the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1981, long after Franklin Roosevelt made it a National Park in 1938. Penetrated by the Hoh and Quilette Rivers, it still features communities of American Indian descent that have been there for centuries. In what state can you find Olympic National Park?
2. The Statue of Liberty was first erected in 1886, and made the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1984. Logistics have caused the location to belong to one state, and the surrounding harbor to belong to another. Which state does Liberty Island and Ellis Island belong to?
3. Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the U.S. are tied by the Pueblo American Indian tribe. Both sites, Chaco Culture and Pueblo de Taos, are particularly restricted in some areas to tourists, as the sites both have over a thousand years of history behind them. With the conditions both are susceptible to erosion. In what state can you find these two historical sites?
4. Monticello was placed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1987. It is the home of the third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. Also making the list is the adjacent university that Jefferson founded in 1819. In what state can you find this historical union of sites?
5. Mesa Verde, which means "Green Table" in Spanish, is an ancient Anasazi Indian cliff site of over 600 cliff dwellings and more than 4,000 other archeological sites. In 1978 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site. In what state can you locate Mesa Verde?
6. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site has historical origins going back as far as the year 600 AD. The 80 existing mounds are what is left from the Mississippian culture of American Indians that lived all across the Eastern half of the United States. Becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, where in the U.S. can you find this cultural hotspot?
7. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was put on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1983. Home to glorious hiking trails and over 3,000 different species of plants, the entire surrounding area thrives on tourism from nature lovers around the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site straddles two states, which states are they?
8. The third largest national park and the second largest UNESCO World Heritage Site in the United States, Everglades National Park may have been inhabited by humans as far back as 20,000 BC. Home to many endangered species, what state claims the Everglades?
9. Making the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1981, Mammoth Cave National Park owns its name, as it is the largest cave system in the world today. Formed in limestone strata and sandstone, it has over 380 miles of cave structure, and new routes are found yearly. Where is this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the United States?
10. This national park became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980. It spreads across the region from the California coastal mountains to the Pacific Ocean. It is covered with a forest of trees which have existed for 160 million years. Although the trees used to be found in many moist, temperate, areas throughout the world, they are now found only in the west regions of this coast. What is the name of the UNESCO-registered park?
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