#15 Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 15 Most-Visited Sites In America's National Park System

15 Most-Visited Sites In America's National Park System

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#15 Vietnam Veterans Memorial

"The Wall That Heals"

Visits, 2013: 4,142,721 (↓6.4%)

Rank, 2012: #13

Location: District of Columbia

Reasons to visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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#14 San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

"Where Your Imagination Can Travel to the 19th Century"

Visits, 2013: 4,154,456 (↑0.6%)

Rank, 2012: #16 

Location: California

Reasons to visit San Francisco Maritime NHP

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#13 Cape Cod National Seashore

"A man may stand there and put all America behind him." — Henry David Thoreau

Visits, 2013: 4,501,897 (↑1.4%)

Rank, 2012: #12

Location: Massachusetts

Reasons to visit Cape Cod NS

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#12 Grand Canyon National Park

"Powerful and Inspiring Landscape"

Visits, 2013: 4,564,841 (↑3.25%)

Rank, 2012: #14

Location: Arizona

Reasons to visit Grand Canyon NP

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#11 Gulf Islands National Seashore

"The Lure of the Islands in the Gulf of Mexico"

Visits, 2013: 4,837,965 (↓2.7%)

Rank, 2012: #9

Location: Florida, Mississippi

Reasons to visit Gulf Islands NS

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#10 Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area

"The River, the Valley, and You"

Visits, 2013: 4,843,350 (↓2.6%)

Rank, 2012: #10

Location: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Reasons to visit Delaware Water Gap NRA

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#9 Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

"184.5 Miles of Adventure"

Visits, 2013: 4,941,367 (↑4.9%)

Rank, 2012: #11

Location: District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia

Reasons to visit Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP

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#8 Natchez Trace Parkway

"A Drive through History"

Visits, 2013: 6,012,740 (↑8.1%)

Rank, 2012: #7

Location: Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee

Reasons to visit Natchez Trace Parkway

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#7 Gateway National Recreation Area

"Many Places, One Park"

Visits, 2013: 6,191,246 (↑22.75%)

Rank, 2012: #8

Location: New York, New Jersey

Reasons to visit Gateway NRA


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#6 Lake Mead National Recreation Area

"Recreate in Spectacular Scenery"

Visits, 2013: 6,344,714 (↑0.9%)

Rank, 2012: #5

Location: Arizona, Nevada

Reasons to visit Lake Mead NRA

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#5 Lincoln Memorial

"Savior of the Union"

Visits, 2013: 6,546,518 (↑5.7%)

Rank, 2012: #6

Location: District of Columbia

Reasons to visit Lincoln Memorial

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#4 George Washington Memorial Parkway

"A Scenic Approach"

Visits, 2013: 7,360,392 (↓0.9%)

Rank, 2012: #4

Location: District of Columbia,

Reasons to visit George Washington Memorial Parkway

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#3 Great Smoky Mountains National Park

"A Wondrous Diversity of Life"

Visits, 2013: 9,354,695 (↓3.4%)

Rank, 2012: #3

Location: North Carolina, Tennessee

Reasons to visit Great Smoky Mountains NP

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#2 Blue Ridge Parkway

"America's Favorite Drive"

Visits, 2013: 12,877,369  (↓15.3%)

Rank, 2012: #1

Location: North Carolina, Virginia

Reasons to visit Blue Ridge Parkway

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#1 Golden Gate National Recreation Area

"Parks For The People"

Visits, 2013: 14,289,121 (↓1.7%)

Rank, 2012: #2

Location: California

Reasons to visit Golden Gate NRA

15 Most-Visited Sites In America's National Park System