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Top 10 US National Parks

Celebrating America's Natural Wonders

A bison roaming the grounds of Yellowstone National Park, bordering Wyoming and Montana, one of GAYOT's Top 10 U.S. National Parks

Best National Parks in America

America's first national park, Yellowstone, was founded in 1872, establishing a grand tradition of protecting and maintaining the country's natural wonders and historical sites. Today, the U.S. National Park Service continues to grow — the youngest of the 59 federally protected areas was created in 2013. These sites preserve and highlight the stunning beauty to be found in America. From the towering mountains and magnificent glaciers of Alaska to the vast Everglades of southern Florida, America's national parks are definitely bucket list material. While each has its own unique draw, we've chosen 10 of the best that offer rich and varied natural experiences, unparalleled scenery and exciting activities.

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U.S. National Parks' Fee-Free Days in 2015:

January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 14 to 16: Presidents Day weekend

April 18 to 19: Opening Weekend of National Park Week

August 25: National Park Service Birthday

September 26: National Public Lands Day

November 11: Veterans Day

*Yellowstone image photo credit: Jordan Moore and the National Park Foundation official website


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