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Ten Most Visited National Parks, 2012

The following table lists the most visited National Parks, according to rank, park name, and number of recorded visitors in 2012. A perennial favorite, the Great Smokey Mountains National Park was ranked number one in 2012 with 9,685,829 visitors.

Rank Name and location Number
of visitors
1. Great Smoky Mountains NP 9,685,829
2. Grand Canyon NP 4,421,352
3. Yosemite 3,853,404
4. Yellowstone NP 3,447,729
5. Rocky Mountain NP 3,229,617
6. Zion NP 2,973,607
7. Olympic NP 2,824,908
8. Grand Teton NP 2,705,256
9. Acadia NP 2,431,052
10. Cuyahoga Valley 2,299,722

Source: Based on data from the National Park Service. Web: www.nps.gov .

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