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10 Best National Parks in the United States

As the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service approaches, we put together a list of, in our opinion, the 10 best national parks in the United States. 

While our great nation has an outstanding number of 59 national parks, they are only situated in 27 states. However, these states vary in geographical location, geological structure, and natural phenomenons.

Each national park brings its own flair to the equation when it comes to selecting the best of the best, but we took a myriad of factors into consideration when choosing our favorite 10 national parks. From location to the activities available, we picked accessible and incredible options.

Without further ado, the 10 best national parks in the United States.


Whether your lifelong dream has been to travel the National Parks system solo or with your family, these options are a great place to start. From the prehistoric, barren landscape of Badlands National Park in South Dakota, to Acadia National Park’s lush seashore trails, no matter where you live in the United States, you can access one of these 10 best National Parks.

Do you have any favorite memories of visiting the National Parks system? Have you ever watched the sunrise at Yellowstone National Park or fly fished in Alaska’s Denali? Let us know!

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10 Best National Parks in the United States