7 Records Set By America’s National Parks

While all the national parks are great, these parks feature some regional and world record holders! Learn more in "National Geographic Kids' National Parks Guide U.S.A. Centennial Edition": http://bit.ly/NPGK330

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  1. 1

    Highest Point In North America

    Mount McKinley, located in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, is 20,320 feet tall.

  2. 2

    The World's Tallest Trees

    The Coast redwood trees in California's Redwood National Park grow to around 379 feet tall and can live to be 2,000 years old.

  3. 3

    The Longest Known Cave System in the World

    Approximately 400 miles of the Mammoth Cave system have been explored, but there are still numerous undiscovered caverns in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park.

  4. 4

    The Hottest Place on Earth

    A part of Death Valley National Park in California recorded temperatures of 134ºF in 1913.

  5. 5

    The Largest Living Tree

    "General Sherman," located in Sequoia National Park in California, is 271 feet tall and weighs approximately 4 million pounds.

  6. 6

    The World's Largest Natural Bridge

    Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah is over 290 feet tall and 275 feet long.

  7. 7

    The Most Visited National Park

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with land in both North Carolina and Tennessee, is visited by over 10 million people each year.

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