AN INSTAGRAM FROM THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

Mail from the U.S. Department of the Interior

Did you know that the Grand Canyon is bigger than the state of Rhode Island? Or that it’s full of hidden caves, or that it takes 5 hours to drive from rim to rim?

For nearly a century, Grand Canyon National Park has been inspiring awe. First protected in 1893 as a reserve and later as a national monument, it wasn’t until February 26, 1919, that the Grand Canyon became a national park. As we celebrate nearly 100 years of protecting this special place, test your knowledge with 13 little-known facts about this Arizona icon.

grand canyon through the sun rays

Have a great weekend,
Interior Department
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