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The Top 100 Most Popular National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites

Millions visit our nations parks and monuments every year. Think you know where the Grand Canyon or the White House fit in? The answer might surprise you.

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  • 1. Blue Ridge Parkway

    Blue Ridge Parkway

    Visitors: 14,517,118 | Photo: Brian Stansbury

  • 2. Golden Gate National Recreational Area

    Golden Gate National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 14,271,503 | Photo: Superchillum

  • 3. Great Smokey Mountains National Park

    Great Smokey Mountains National Park

    Visitors: 9,463,538 | Photo: Mike Miley

  • 4. Gateway National Recreational Area (Jacob Riis Park)

    Gateway National Recreational Area (Jacob Riis Park)

    Visitors: 8,820,757 | Photo: Padraic

  • 5. Lake Mead

    Lake Mead

    Visitors: 7,080,758 | Photo: KJKolb

  • 6. George Washington Memorial Parkway

    George Washington Memorial Parkway

    Visitors: 6,925,099 | Photo: Anne Dayton

  • 7. Lincoln Memorial

    Lincoln Memorial

    Visitors: 6,042,315 | Photo: ChadH

  • 8. Natchez Trace Parkway

    Natchez Trace Parkway

    Visitors: 5,910,950 | Photo: Beckwan

  • 9. Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area

    Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 5,285,761 | Photo: Mike Parker

  • 10. Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Visitors: 4,653,706 | Photo: SeduisantRedux

  • 11. Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

    Visitors: 4,555,371 | Photo: Nilly Hathorn

  • 12. Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon National Park

    Visitors: 4,388,386 | Photo: Kyle Monohan

  • 13. Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Visitors: 4,283,747 | Photo: National Parks Service

  • 14. San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park

    San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park

    Visitors: 4,130,970| Photo: Christopher J. Wood

  • 15. Castle Clinton National Monument

    Castle Clinton National Monument

    Visitors: 4,126,378 | Photo: Unknown Photographer / Public Domain

  • 16. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

    Visitors: 4,111,238 | Photo: Lorax

  • 17. World War II Memorial

    World War II Memorial

    Visitors: 3,964,351| Photo: Carol McKinney Highsmith

  • 18. Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park

    Visitors: 3,901,408 | Photo: chensiyuan

  • 19. Statue of Liberty National Monument

    Statue of Liberty National Monument

    Visitors: 3,833,288 | Photo: Elcobbola

  • 20. Independence National Historic Park

    Independence National Historic Park

    Visitors: 3,751,007 | Photo: National Park Service

  • 21. Yellowstone National Park (Home Of Old Faithful)

    Yellowstone National Park (Home Of Old Faithful)

    Visitors: 3,640,185| Photo: Public Domain

  • 22. Colonial National Historic Park

    Colonial National Historic Park

    Visitors: 3,459,965| Photo: Sarah Stierch

  • 23. Korean War Veterans Memorial

    Korean War Veterans Memorial

    Visitors: 3,072,716| Photo: Carol M. Highsmith

  • 24. Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area

    Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 3,011,393 | Photo: JT

  • 25. Rocky Mountain National Park

    Rocky Mountain National Park

    Visitors: 2,955,821 | Photo: K.lee

  • 26. Olympic National Park

    Olympic National Park

    Visitors: 2,844,563 | Photo: National Park Service

  • 27. Grand Teton National Park

    Grand Teton National Park

    Visitors: 2,669,374 | Photo: Christopher Sokolowski

  • 28. Zion National Park

    Zion National Park

    Visitors: 2,665,972 | Photo: Dillif

  • 29. Acadia National Park

    Acadia National Park

    Visitors: 2,504,208 | Photo: Into The Fray

  • 30. Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Visitors: 2,492,670 | Photo: Taximes

  • 31. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

    Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

    Visitors: 2,436,110 | Photo: Taximes

  • 32. Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Visitors: 2,331,237 | Photo: Dean Franklin

  • 33. Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Visitors: 2,305,856 | Photo: CIA World Factbook

  • 34. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

    Visitors: 2,238,052 | Photo: National Park Service

  • 35. Glacier National Park

    Glacier National Park

    Visitors: 2,200,048| Photo: National Park Service

  • 36. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Visitors: 2,193,292 | Photo: US Air Force

  • 37. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Visitors: 2,150,345 | Photo: JoeyBLS

  • 38. Glen Canyon National Recreational Area

    Glen Canyon National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 2,124,467 | Photo: Sbuckley

  • 39. Assateague Island National Seashore

    Assateague Island National Seashore

    Visitors: 2,106,090 | Photo: Fritz Geller-Grim

  • 40. Point Reyes National Seashore

    Point Reyes National Seashore

    Visitors: 2,067,271 | Photo: Miguel.v

  • 41. Boston National Historic Park (Bunker Hill)

    Boston National Historic Park (Bunker Hill)

    Visitors: 2,060,497 | Photo: Chensiyuan

  • 42. Rock Creek Park

    Rock Creek Park

    Visitors: 1,883,457| Photo: TrailVoice

  • 43. Valley Forge National Historic Park

    Valley Forge National Historic Park

    Visitors: 1,617,511 | Photo: JGHowes

  • 44. Amistad National Recreational Area

    Amistad National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 1,574,322 | Photo: National Park Service

  • 45. Buffalo National River

    Buffalo National River

    Visitors: 1,545,599 | Photo: Chris Light

  • 46. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Visitors: 1,512,191| Photo: Lonesome Crow

  • 47. Joshua Tree National Park

    Joshua Tree National Park

    Visitors: 1,434,976 | Photo: Doug Dolde

  • 48. Ozark National Scenic Riverways

    Ozark National Scenic Riverways

    Visitors: 1,416,529 | Photo: Kbh3rd

  • 49. World War II Valor in the Pacific NM (USS Arizona Memorial)

    World War II Valor in the Pacific NM (USS Arizona Memorial)

    Visitors: 1,372,724 | Photo ErgoSum88

  • 50. National Capital Parks Central (At the National Mall)

    National Capital Parks Central (At the National Mall)

    Visitors: 1,363,389 | Photo: Carol M Highsmith

  • 51. Lake Roosevelt National Recreational Area

    Lake Roosevelt National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 1,324,074 | Photo: James Stripes

  • 52. Fort Point National Historic Site

    Fort Point National Historic Site

    Visitors: 1,315,241 | Photo: Leaflet

  • 53. Hot Springs National Park

    Hot Springs National Park

    Visitors: 1,311,807 | Photo: Chris Light

  • 54. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

    San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

    Visitors: 1,304,690 | Photo: Liveon001

  • 55. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Visitors: 1,304,667 | Photo: MartinRe

  • 56. Bryce Canyon National Park

    Bryce Canyon National Park

    Visitors: 1,285,492 | Photo: National Park Service

  • 57. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Visitors: 1,280,932| Photo: Andrew McFarlane

  • 58. Chickasaw National Recreational Area

    Chickasaw National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 1,253,637 | Photo: Jason Daniel Brown

  • 59. Shenandoah National Park (Whiteoak Canyon)

    Shenandoah National Park (Whiteoak Canyon)

    Visitors: 1,253,386 | Photo: Gspatter

  • 60. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway (Grand Teton)

    John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway (Grand Teton)

    Visitors: 1,222,931 | Photo: Dave Bezaire & Susi Havens-Bezaire

  • 61. Mount Rainier National Park

    Mount Rainier National Park

    Visitors: 1,191,754 | Photo: Cullen328

  • 62. National Capital Parks East (Frederick Douglass House)

    National Capital Parks East (Frederick Douglass House)

    Visitors: 1,181,960 | Photo: Walter Smalling for the Historic American Buildings Survey and the Library of Congress

  • 63. New River Gorge National River

    New River Gorge National River

    Visitors: 1,151,213 | Photo: Jarekt

  • 64. Haleakala National Park

    Haleakala National Park

    Visitors: 1,105,606 | Photo: Michael Oswald

  • 65. San Juan National Historic Site

    San Juan National Historic Site

    Visitors: 1,105,252 | Photo: Jmoliver

  • 66. Minute Man National Historical Park

    Minute Man National Historical Park

    Visitors: 1,073,748 | Photo: Flying Jazz

  • 67. Gettysburg National Military Park

    Gettysburg National Military Park

    Visitors: 1,031,554| Photo: Sallicio

  • 68. Arches National Park

    Arches National Park

    Visitors: 1,014,405 | Photo:palacemusic

  • 69. Sequoia National Park

    Sequoia National Park

    Visitors: 1,002,979 | Photo:Photo: Smith FL

  • 70. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

    Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

    Visitors: 993,948 | Photo: ebyabe

  • 71. Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

    Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

    Visitors: 991,901 | Photo: Bedford

  • 72. Death Valley National Park

    Death Valley National Park

    Visitors: 984,775 | Photo: Roger469

  • 73. Badlands National Park

    Badlands National Park

    Visitors: 977,778 | Photo: Jsoo1

  • 74. Curecanti National Recreational Area

    Curecanti National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 969,549 | Photo: National Parks

  • 75. Canaveral National Seashore

    Canaveral National Seashore

    Visitors: 966,099 | Photo: Joneboi

  • 76. White House

    White House

    Visitors: 922,335 | Photo: UpstateNYer

  • 77. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    Visitors: 918,746 | Photo: J65467

  • 78. Everglades National Park

    Everglades National Park

    Visitors: 915,538 | Photo: MDuchek

  • 79. Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

    Visitors: 899,936 | Photo: RebelAt

  • 80. Lake Meredith National Recreational Area

    Lake Meredith National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 883,586

  • 81. Muir Woods National Monument

    Muir Woods National Monument

    Visitors: 834,356 | Photo: Public Domain

  • 82. Canyon de Chelly National Monument

    Canyon de Chelly National Monument

    Visitors: 827,247 | Photo: Library of Congress

  • 83. Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Visitors: 806,506 | Photo: Urdangaray

  • 84. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Alaska

    Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Alaska

    Visitors: 797,716 | Photo: Reywas92

  • 85. Fort Sumter National Monument

    Fort Sumter National Monument

    Visitors: 797,713 | Photo: Bubba73

  • 86. Whiskeytown National Recreational Area

    Whiskeytown National Recreational Area

    Visitors: 788,065 | Photo: Monica's Dad

  • 87. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

    Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

    Visitors: 786,989 | Photo: jacki

  • 88. Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo National Monument

    Visitors: 763,140 | Photo: Kmf164

  • 89. Saguaro National Park

    Saguaro National Park

    Visitors: 717,614 | Photo: pgmr

  • 90. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

    Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

    Visitors: 708,549 | Photo: Shreeg88

  • 91. Ross Lake National Recreation Area

    Ross Lake National Recreation Area

    Visitors: 682,736 | Photo: PWhittle

  • 92. Fort Matanzas National Monument

    Fort Matanzas National Monument

    Visitors: 673,700 | Photo: Intergalacticz9

  • 93. Big Cypress National Preserve

    Big Cypress National Preserve

    Visitors: 665,523 | Photo: Hammbeen

  • 94. Petrified Forest National Park

    Petrified Forest National Park

    Visitors: 664,725 | Photo: Moondigger

  • 95. Capitol Reef National Park (Petroglyph)

    Capitol Reef National Park (Petroglyph)

    Visitors: 662,661 | Photo: Axcordian

  • 96. Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

    Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

    Visitors: 662,298 | Photo: UpstateNYer

  • 97. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

    Visitors: 658,452 | Photo: Jeff Clemmons

  • 98. Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area

    Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area

    Visitors: 656,374 | Photo: Brian Stansberry

  • 99. Washington Monument

    Washington Monument

    Visitors: 628,665 | Photo: Diliff

  • 100. Arlington House The R.E. Lee Memorial

    Arlington House The R.E. Lee Memorial

    Visitors: 627,576 | Photo: Howcheng

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