10 Most Popular American National Parks

Almost a century ago, there was no concept of having a national park but great minds has resolved this issue and decided to build the national parks. Yellowstone was the first National Park of USA in the year of 1872. Later, numerous parks were built to provide the landmarks in the USA and to earn the foreign exchange from the tourists in this way.

Following is the list of most visited national parks of USA that have gained the attention of many people and tourists from all over the world:

10. Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Standing out on number 10th, Glacier National Park covers a million acres of land in the area of Montana. This Park includes two parts of mountains and also shares a border with Canada. This national park draws attention of almost 2.3 million of people every year.

9. Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Acadia is the national park that is located in the state of Maine in the USA. It reserves much land of Mount desert Island. It stands on number 9th as the visitors of this National Park are about 2.56 million per year.

8. Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

It is located in Wyoming. It is the national park which has a total land of 310,000 acres. The park has the jewel like blue lakes and white glaciers. The total visitors of this park are about 2.8 million per year.

7. Zion National Park

Zion National Park

It is located in the state of Utah in USA. Zion is the one of the top most visited parks of USA because of its big wall climbs and canyoneering routes. This National Park draws an attention of almost 3.5 million visitors annually.

6. Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

This park is located in the heartiest capital of the state, the Washington DC. This park is divided into four basic regions, the Pacific Coastline, Alpine areas, the temperate forest and the forest of the drier east sides. More than 3.5 million people in a year, explore this National Park.

5. Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountain is located in the region of USA, the Colorado. The majestic mountain views, mountain lakes and the variety of wild life in this National Park makes it the number 5th most visited park in USA. The visiting rate of this National Park is almost 3.8 million per year.

4. Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

It was the first National Park to be built not only in USA but also in the whole world. It remains the show piece of millions of the visitors every year. It is located in the state of Wyoming, USA. It extends the Montana and Idaho. This National Park is richly supplied with the diversity of wild animal and the beauty of alpine lakes. That is the reason it is placed on the number 4th in top most visited parks in USA.

3. Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

It is the National Park located in the eastern part of the California. It is also commonly known as the Northern California. Nearly 4 million visitors come here to tempt themselves with the beauty of nature and make this National park on number 3rd in our Ranking.

2. Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

It is the 15th oldest National Park of USA. It is located in the valleys of Arizona. The most important and famous feature of this Park is the Grand Canyon, which is the Colorado River. This river is considered one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. And this park was visited by almost 4 million people in 2014.

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

It is top visited National Park of USA as the number of visits to this Park is nearly 70 million in the year of 2014. Annually, the visiting rate of this Park is about 10 million. It is considered the UNESCO World Heritage Site where more than 1500 species of flowering plants can be seen. That is why it is the number 1st park of the nation of USA.

Don’t waste your time and make your visit to these parks as soon as possible.