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U.S. National Parks by Nearest Major City

Identify the nearest major city to these sets of U.S. National Parks
For this quiz, "major city" is defined as any urban agglomeration with a population of over 1 million on citypopulation.de
Not all answers are U.S. cities!
Quiz by cornflakesfu
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Last updated: February 18, 2019
First submittedJune 3, 2018
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National Park(s)
Nearest Major City
Virgin Islands
San Juan
Acadia
Boston
Shenandoah
Richmond
Biscayne, Everglades
Miami
Congaree
Charlotte
Cuyahoga
Cleveland
Dry Tortugas
Havana
Great Smoky Mountains
Atlanta
Mammoth Cave
Louisville
Indiana Dunes
Chicago
Hot Springs
Memphis
Gateway Arch
St. Louis
Isle Royale, Voyageurs
Minneapolis
Badlands, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Theodore Roosevelt, Wind Cave
Denver
National Park(s)
Nearest Major City
Big Bend, Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains
Juarez
Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Teton, Great Basin, Yellowstone
Salt Lake City
Petrified Forest, Saguaro
Phoenix
Glacier
Calgary
Bryce Canyon, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Zion
Las Vegas
Joshua Tree
Mexicali
Channel Islands, Sequoia
Los Angeles
Kings Canyon, Pinnacles, Yosemite
Stockton
Lassen Volcanic, Redwood
Sacramento
Mt. Rainier, Olympic
Seattle
Crater Lake
Portland
Denali, Gates of the Arctic, Glacier Bay, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, North Cascades, Wrangell-St. Elias
Vancouver
Haleakalā, Hawai'i Volcanoes
Honolulu
American Samoa
Auckland
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level 74
Jun 3, 2018
Very clever quiz.
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level 79
Jun 3, 2018
Thanks!
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level 69
Jun 5, 2018
Nice. Washington DC looks closer than Richmond.
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level 79
Jun 5, 2018
Hmm. That's possible. The source lists D.C. as 98.33 miles away and Richmond as 85.4 miles away. However, on closer inspection, the spot that the map has marked as "Shenandoah National Park" is toward the southern end (I had assumed it would be more in the middle). Measuring from a point more toward the middle might favor D.C., although I'm a little hesitant to break with the pattern I used for all the other answers on the quiz.
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level 79
Jun 5, 2018
Measuring from the Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Visitor Center (approximately in the center of the park) gives D.C. 80.12, Richmond 86.73. I think for now I'll leave Richmond as the displayed answer for consistency's sake but add D.C. as a type-in.
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level 58
Aug 8, 2018
excellent quiz. one of my favorites i've done.
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level 79
Aug 8, 2018
Wow, thanks!
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level 49
Aug 28, 2018
Really tough one! You might consider losing the yellow box requirement, as this list of cities is pretty random on its own.
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level 79
Aug 28, 2018
I thought about it. I didn't want it to be just another "guess a bunch of big U.S. cities" quiz, but I guess the list might be diverse enough that it wouldn't be. I'll think about it.

Thanks for the feedback!
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level 74
Aug 30, 2018
Stockton? Citypopulation.de is known for seriously stretching "urban" area, but this is a new extreme.
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level 79
Aug 30, 2018
Yeah, that's the weirdest answer on this quiz. Apparently citypop includes Modesto as part of the Stockton urban agglomeration, which is definitely a questionable decision.