The Most Visited National Parks in the US

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13. Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio
> Recreational visits, 2021: 2,575,275 (or 2.79% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Native plants and wildlife, and the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal

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12. Olympic, Washington
> Recreational visits, 2021: 2,718,925 (or 2.95% of all NP visits)
> Known for: A wide range of precipitation and elevation and over 70 miles of wild coastline

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11. Joshua Tree, California
> Recreational visits, 2021: 3,064,400 (or 3.32% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Two distinct desert ecosystems – the Mojave and the Colorado

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10. Glacier, Montana
> Recreational visits, 2021: 3,081,656 (or 3.34% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Melting glaciers, alpine meadows, carved valleys, and 700 miles of trails

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9. Indiana Dunes, Indiana
> Recreational visits, 2021: 3,177,210 (or 3.44% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, prairies, and forests

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8. Yosemite, California
> Recreational visits, 2021: 3,287,595 (or 3.56% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, and ancient giant sequoias

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7. Grand Teton, Wyoming
> Recreational visits, 2021: 3,885,230 (or 4.21% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Rich with diverse wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain

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6. Acadia, Maine
> Recreational visits, 2021: 4,069,098 (or 4.41% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline, the crown jewel of the North Atlantic Coast

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5. Rocky Mountain, Colorado
> Recreational visits, 2021: 4,434,848 (or 4.81% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Environment ranging from meadows to alpine lakes and towering mountain peaks

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4. Grand Canyon, Arizona
> Recreational visits, 2021: 4,532,677 (or 4.91% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Being one of the biggest canyons in the world, formed about five to six million years

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