In the 500 piece jigsaw puzzle, National Parks by Dowdle Folk Art, an illustration of a collage of all the national parks in the United States is depicted. The artist, Eric Dowdle, made this illustration colorful, detailed, and entertaining. This 10+ puzzle has dimensions of 16" x 20" which makes this a fun and challenging activity to do with the entire family—especially if you're a lover of national parks.
Great puzzle to do. It was fun to put together and quite difficult. When finished, the quality of the puzzle makes it very easy to frame and hang. Lovely picture.
What a beautiful puzzle. The pieces had clean cut edges. And the clarity of ther picture was great
The poster include could be much bigger, difficult to read for helping. Hard on the eyes. otherwise big hit with 11 1/2 grandson.
This is a great puzzle for National Park and nature enthusiasts! The challenge was that there were so many blue skies and horizons. The packaging was excellent. The puzzle is housed in a hard cover box with a flip top lid that easily opens and closes and "locks down" with a piece of small velcro. The puzzle came sealed in a plastic bag with an extra resealable bag included to store the puzzle inside. An small full color poster insert was included with additional trivia about the puzzle identified by numbers and a matching illustration of the puzzle. The box is such quality that you would want to put these up on a bookshelf for storage and they look nice too! We were very happy with our purchase and will do so again!!!
We did this one without using the poster so it was more difficult, but fun!
Do not let the piece count of 500 lead you to believe this is a simple puzzle. There is a great deal of detail in the painting from which the puzzle was made; couple that with both small and irregularly shaped pieces and it makes for quite a challenging puzzle. Use the enclosed fold-out image of the completed puzzle to have a chance at finishing this one in a timely manner. We really enjoyed this one and look forward to doing the Bryce Canyon one as soon as our eye strain has abated!
It is a very nice, but also very detailed, puzzle. I chose it because my husband and I have traveled quite a bit and visited half of the National Parks listed on here. I have heard that doing jigsaw puzzles works part of your brain and crossword puzzles works the other part and since I recently turned 70, I thought it would be good to try this one, even though it is definitely challenging.
Beautiful depiction of our National treasures. SO interesting to compare eastern architecture to western.
Rating from medium to hard, depending on one's knowledge of geography of the US. Closer to hard, but lots of fun. Sky and Mountains are the easiest part. Shared with friend.
The recipient of the gift was very excited about this puzzle.