10 Most-Visited National Parks in the United States


8. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Located on 484 square miles within the Rocky Mountains, Grand Teton National Park drew 2,705,256 visitors in 2013, making it the eighth most-visited national park. The original Grand Teton National Park was designated by then-President Calvin Coolidge in 1929. An adjacent parcel, Jackson Hole Monument, includes a 35,000-acre section donated by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1943.

The two parcels were consolidated and designated as a single national park in 1950. Between September and May, many visitor centers within the park are closed; spring, summer and early fall are better times to visit.

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