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Show-Me National Park Trivia


How much do you know about your Missouri national parks? Test your knowledge with these questions. Click on questions to reveal the answers.

What is the most visited national park in Missouri?
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial hosted nearly 1.7 million visitors in 2015.
What is the largest national park in Missouri?
Ozark National Scenic Riverways consists of 134 miles of crystal-clear, spring-fed rivers in south-central Missouri.
Can you name Missouri’s first national park?
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was established by Executive Order 7253, signed at the height of the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 21, 1935.
What was the first national monument dedicated to an African American?
The George Washington Carver National Monument
What does Truman’s middle initial ‘S’ stand for?
Nothing, but it was likely chosen to acknowledge both of his grandfathers’ names, Shipp and Solomon.
What year did Harry Truman graduate from college?
He didn’t. He was the last president to serve without having earned a college degree.
Why was the Gateway Arch built?
The structure was built as a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in the westward expansion of the United States, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse.
Who was the architect that designed the Gateway Arch?
Eero Saarinen won a national competition and the $40,000 prize for designing the memorial. Saarinen’s magnificent arch won against designs from a talented field of architects, including his own father.
What does Jefferson National Expansion Memorial encompass?
The 90.96-acre park is comprised of the Gateway Arch and grounds, Old Courthouse, and Luther Ely Smith Square.
What is a "Mountain Boomer" and where can you see one?
It is a collared lizard that can be found in Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
What does the “S” in Ulysses S. Grant stand for?
Grant said it didn’t stand for anything.

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