These Are The Most Popular National Parks And Monuments In The Country


When it comes to planning your next U.S. road trip, historical tour or hiking adventure, you know you want to go to a national park. We have some of the best-preserved natural lands around, thanks to Teddy Rosevelt and long-lasting conservation efforts since his time.

And you’re not alone in loving them. In 2017, 331 million people visited a national park. But there were some clear standouts. For your trip-planning inspiration, these are the most popular national parks and memorials in the United States.

1. Blue Ridge Parkway

2. Golden Gate National Recreation Area

3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4. Gateway National Recreation Area

5. Lincoln Memorial

6. Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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7. George Washington Memorial Parkway

8. Natchez Trace Parkway

9. Grand Canyon National Park

10. Vietnam Veterans Memorial