The Seven Most Visited National Parks in the U.S.

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Location: North Carolina, Tennessee
Size: 521,896 acres
Established: June 15, 1934
2015 attendance: 10.7 million

Other facts:

  • The park has 384 miles of mountain roads. On a typical weekend summer day, tens of thousands of people can be found driving through the park.
  • The Smoky Mountains are among the oldest on Earth.
  • The park is home to more than 100 native species of trees.
  • The park is a United Nations World Heritage Site.

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