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    Updated on May 13, 2020. Posted on Apr 14, 2011

    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.

    • 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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