Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 most visited National Parks

I need a vacation! (…don't we all?) I've always had a dream to visit all the National Parks in the U.S. I was doing some research and found a great Top Ten list! Here is data from the National Park Service. These were the 10 most visited National Parks in 2008.

  • Great Smoky Mountains NP - 20,257,688
  • Grand Canyon NP - 4,557,358
  • Yellowstone NP - 3,979,371
  • Olympic NP - 3,835,757
  • Grand Teton NP - 3,829,002
  • Yosemite NP - 3,618,395
  • Hot Springs NP - 3,408,731
  • Hawaii Volcanoes NP - 3,129,404
  • Rocky Mountain NP - 2,914,252
  • Saguaro NP - 2,787,595

I've been to 7 of them! We are so lucky to have such great public lands here in the U.S. Take a minute to think of not just the National Parks, but the National Seashores, Monuments, Historical Sites, etc that we can visit! Post a comment and tell us which National Park Service locations you have visited!

1 comment:

Amanda (the librarian) said...

Wow, I was surprised Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or Yosemite wasn't first! I've been to all the parks on that list except Hawaii Volcanoes (next year!!). I was a state park ranger for a while and have also visited many national parks, too many to list!