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  1. Yosemite National Park

    • a national park in the Sierra Nevada in central California. It includes Yosemite Valley, with its sheer granite cliffs and Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in the US.
    • a national park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Virginia, south-east of the Shenandoah River. It was established in 1935.
    • a national park in the Sierra Nevada of California, east of Fresno. It was established in 1890 to protect groves of giant sequoia trees, of which the largest, the General Sherman Tree, is thought to be between 3,000 and 4,000 years old.
    • a national park in western Cameroon, on the border with Nigeria. It was established in 1961 to protect a large area of tropical rainforest.
    • a national park in eastern South Africa, on the Mozambique border. It was originally a game reserve established in 1898 by President Kruger.
    • a preserve in northwestern Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park, named for the highest of its peaks. Jackson Hole is here.
    • a US national park in a bend of the Rio Grande, in the desert lands of southern Texas on the border with Mexico. In 1975, fossil remains of the pterosaur were discovered here.
    • a national preserve in southern California, noted for its desert plant and animal life.
    • a national park in west central Kentucky, site of the largest known cave system in the world. It consists of over 300 miles (480 km) of charted passageways and contains some spectacular rock formations.
    • a national park in the Sierra Nevada, in south central California, north of Sequoia National Park. Established in 1940, it preserves groves of ancient sequoia trees, including some of the largest in the world.
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