National Park Mystery Spot 44: A Noisy Interlace Place

Mystery Spot 44 is in a national park. To answer correctly you must identify both the national park and the specific place within it. Traveler readers answering correctly will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing and a chance to win a copy of David and Kay Scott's The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges, 7th Edition.

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

a noisy interlace place
a globetrotting Thomas
a covering for part of the leg
a coffee grinder

Bonus clue, no extra charge: a warship that famously fought to a draw

Check back with Traveler tomorrow for the answer and an explanation of the clues.

No cheating! If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery, we will make you write on the whiteboard the entire set of untouchable numbers preceding 10,000. (Recall that an untouchable number is a positive integer that cannot be expressed as the sum of all the proper divisors of any positive integer, including the untouchable number itself.)


Eric, you have a foot, knee, hip,and shoulder in the door. Tighten your answer up a bit and you're in.

Could it be the Thomas Viaduct in Monocacy National Battlefield

The singing sands of Julian Bay on Stockton Island at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore?

Sorry Caprice, it's not at Monocacy, and Moonpie it's not at Apostle Islands. JChappell, see what the professor told Eric earlier this a.m.

Eric, you now have only your foot and hip in the door.

I know why "Elvis has left the building." What I do not know is why Eric andjchappell740 have left the building.

You've nailed it, Eric. Welcome back to the Winners Circle Club. The concierge, who is in a good mood today, said he'd comp a massage for the first reader to solve today's puzzle. Enjoy!

The Nenana River in Denali National Park

Sorry Caprice, you know the drill. If your answer is revealed today, it means it's wrong...

If that last guess was wrong here is another one: the Monitor - Merrimac Memorial Tunnel that connects the Shenandoah NP with the Great Smoky Mountains NP

Sorry, Caprice. That one is not even close. Please try again.

Ken, you need to tighten up your answer. You are in the correct national park, but there is no place in that park that goes by the name you've provided.

You are almost there, Moonpie, but you need to tighten up your answer. Don't leave the building.

Celbert, see my reply to Moonpie. BTW, you've furnished the wrong name for that building.

On the button, Moonpie. Welcome to the Winners Circle!

Celbert and Ken, you are in the correct park and have even named the correct building. Now you need to close the deal.

Ken and celbert have both nailed it. To put a finer point on it, they deduced that the mystery spot is a specific room in a specific building in a specific national park.

You've nailed it, RoadRanger. Well done!

So, Ron, what's the rest of it?

You're in the ballpark, Ron. Now see how many bases you can cover!

Right on the button, Ranger Dave. You're in. Who's next?

RangerLady, jchappell740, Anon 9:56, and s are all in.