Real Questions Asked of Park Rangers

GRAND CANYON:

  • Was this man made?
  • Do you light it up at night?
  • Is the mule train air conditioned?
  • So where are the faces of the presidents?

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EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK:

  • Are the alligators real?
  • Are the baby alligators for sale?
  • Where are all the rides?
  • What time does the 2 o’clock bus leave?

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MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK:

  • Did people build this, or did Indians?
  • Why did they build the ruins so close to the road?
  • Do you know of any undiscovered ruins?
  • What did they worship in the kivas (I assume caves) and in their own made up religion?
  • Why did the Indians decide to live in Colorado?

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CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK:

  • How much of the cave is underground?
  • So what’s in the unexplored part of the cave?
  • So what is this – just a hole in the ground?

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK:

  • Where are the cages for the animals?
  • What time of year do they turn on Yosemite Falls?
  • What happened to the other half of Half Dome?

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK:

  • Does Old Faithful erupt at night?
  • How do you turn it on?
  • When does the guy who turns it on get to sleep?
  • We had no trouble finding the park entrance but where are the exits?

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DENALI NATIONAL PARK:

  • What’s so wonderful about Wonder Lake?
  • How much does Mount McKinley weigh?
  • What time do you feed the bears?
  • How often do you mow the tundra?

(From the May 1995 issue of Outside Magazine)

3 comments

  1. These are so funny and silly. I can only imagine how many times these questions have been asked. People, it seems really hate to have to think at all. Sometimes there are stupid questions, thanks for sharing some. Veronica

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