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Most Beautiful National Parks in the USA

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We have had the good fortune of visiting the best national parks in the USA from the south of the Equator to the Arctic Circle. We haven’t been to them all, but we have seen a lot of the best national parks in America. There are 63 national parks in the United States and we’re rounding up the best and most beautiful that you should add to your bucket list. From the most visited national park to the most famous national parks, you’ll be armed with a list of beautiful places to visit in the United States for your summer holidays.

The Best National Parks in the USA

Besides the 63 specifically designated national parks in the USA, there are a total of 423 National Parks Sites. This designation includes places like national historic sites, national memorials, national historic parks, national battlefields, or a national historic landmark. A list of 423 places would make for a very long read, so today, we are going to focus on the best-protected areas of land that are officially dedicated as National Parks in America.

We can thank early settlers of the United States for having the foresight to protect these beautiful lands. The first National Park in the world was in the United States. Yellowstone National Park was dedicated by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. It was the birthplace of the national park system and after that, many countries and states followed suit.

The Best National Parks in America

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The above Mesa Verde National Park is one of the coolest national parks in America that is famous for its ancient ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and protected archaeological sights. Located in Colorado, this is one of the best places to visit in Colorado.

We have spent a lot of time in America visiting its national parks. Be it on an Alaskan cruise, going to Everglades in Florida, or popping into Smoky Mountains National Park on our way to Florida. It’s not hard to see a national park in the US, the national parks system covers 84.6 million acres of land. So chances are, no matter where you may be, you’ll be close to a protected area.

So, let’s get on with our list of the most beautiful and best national parks in the USA.

1. Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming

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Grand Prismatic Spring is a top draw in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park was made for tourists. It’s no wonder Yellowstone was the first national park in the world. With the greatest concentration of geysers on earth, mud pools, waterfalls, and an abundance of…

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