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National Parks: 10 Quirkiest In The Country (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 08/06/10 10:13 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:10 PM ET

With 58 national parks in the United States, it can be a challenge to resist visiting the big ten and head to a lesser known national park.

Kobuk Valley National Park in the Arctic Circle, Lassen Volcanic National Park in California and Dry Tortugas National Park in Key West are just a few of the nation's exquisite national parks. In honor of National Park Month, which is this month, we here at HuffPost Green decided to showcase our favorite top ten quirky national parks.

What are your favorite unique national parks? Tell us in the comments.

Lassen Volcanic National Park (Mineral Old Station, CA)
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Within the forested mountain range of northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park is rife with active fumaroles (volcanic gas vents) and bubbling mud pots, which form its volcanic geology. Although Lassen Peak last erupted in 1915 the Park has eight areas of volcanic activity and a hydrothermal system. Lassen hosts 150 miles of hiking trails and views of the Cascade and High Sierra Mountains. There are 700 plant species in the park and 250 vertebrates that live at Lassen.
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