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10 Manmade Structures Inside National Parks That Are Just as Beautiful as Their Surroundings

Mother Nature wasn’t the only one hard at work.

America’s National Parks are, rightfully, famous for their plethora of majestic natural wonders. But there are several manmade structures that offer a unique way to interact with these parks’ history, culture, and natural beauty. From ancient dwellings to rugged homesteads, here are 10 manmade structures you’ll find in America’s National Parks.

10 Manmade Structures Inside National Parks

Mother Nature wasn’t the only one hard at work.

America’s National Parks are, rightfully, famous for their plethora of majestic natural wonders. But there are several manmade structures that offer a unique way to interact with these parks’ history, culture, and natural beauty. From ancient dwellings to rugged homesteads, here are 10 manmade structures you’ll find in America’s National Parks.

10 of the Most Unusual Beauty Pageants Around the World

Cheer on quirky contestants, including animals and aliens, at these unconventional beauty contests.

Not all beauty competitions involve swimsuits and evening gowns. In countries like Vietnam, New Zealand, and Venezuela, locals can participate in amusing pageants that abide by the old adage: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” These curious contests flip the audience’s expectations of what it means to be a beauty queen. One popular pageant is dedicated to senior ladies, while another celebrates the scowling Star Trek Klingon species. Some events give the top prizes to Chinese goldfish and Saudi Arabian camels. In the case of the Miss Barbie contest, even plastic dolls can strike a pose for a chance at a crown.   Smile and wave at these 10 whimsical beauty competitions, which take place every year in countries around the globe.