America’s Top 10 National Parks
Yosemite National Park ~ © The Roaming Boomers
It’s no secret that baby boomer travelers are gaga about America’s National Parks. In fact, in 2011, 278,939,216 people visited America’s National Parks. Isn’t that a staggering number?
While the 2012 numbers have yet to be released, it is an absolute certainty that American baby boomers have National Parks at the forefront of their bucket lists.
To help you understand which of America’s 365 National Park Service areas are the most popular, here’s a list of the top ten:
America’s Ten Most Visited National Parks
|1.||Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TN, NC)||9,008,830|
|2.||Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)||4,298,178|
|3.||Yosemite National Park (CA)||3,951,393|
|4.||Yellowstone National Park (WY, MT, ID)||3,394,326|
|5.||Rocky Mountain National Park (CO)||3,176,941|
|6.||Olympic National Park (WA)||2,966,502|
|7.||Zion National Park (UT)||2,825,505|
|8.||Grand Teton National Park (WY)||2,587,437|
|9.||Acadia National Park (ME)||2,374,645|
|10.||Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH)||2,161,185|
Source: National Park Service
In 2013, we are certain to be roaming more of our nation’s National Parks.
How ’bout you? Do you have plans to visit any of America’s National Parks this year?