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National Park Mystery Spot 47: My Mind’s Eye Saw Them

Mystery Spot 47 is a named feature in one of America’s nearly 400 national parks. See if you can identify it using the clues provided below. Traveler readers answering correctly will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing and a chance to win a signed copy of Stephen R. Brown's beautiful photo book, the Jewel of the Mall: The World War II Memorial.

Here are all the clues you should need to identify this mystery spot:

Along the shore
There are seekers of ore
In an ancient keep, high above a vast deep.
My mind’s eye saw them, though they’re not real men
As we passed them once, and soon once again.

Bonus clue, no extra charge: Some are round and hollow, their glitter hidden.

Remember that this is a two-part question. To get full credit you must identify the specific physical or cultural feature as well as the national park in which it is located. Good Luck!

The answer and a list of readers submitting correct answers will be posted in tomorrow's Traveler.

No cheating!

If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery, we will make you write a 2,500 word essay discussing the etymology, literal meaning, and contemporary interpretations of “Der Blinde erklärt dem Einäugigen die Farben.”


the mounds at Effigy Mounds National Monument

Sorry, Caprice; it's not the mounds at Effigy Mounds National Monument. That was an imaginative guess, though.

The Fossil Hills in Agate Fossil Beds National Monument?

Another imaginative guess, Ranger Dave, but it's not Fossil Hills in Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Please try again.

How about Keewenaw National Historical Park....Quincy Mine?

Right forest, Eric, but wrong tree.

Agate Beach at Isle Royale National Park

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