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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

National Parks Meme

Donna posted this meme today. It is two lists of National Parks, the Most Visited and the Least Visited. Instructions are to bold the ones you have visited, and italicize the ones you have never heard of.

So here are mine:

Most visited:

10: Glacier
9: Acadia
8: Grand Teton
7: Cuyahoga Valley
6: Rocky Mountain
5: Olympic
4: Yellowstone
3: Yosemite
2: Grand Canyon
1: Great Smoky Mountains

Least Visited:
10: City of Rocks NR, Idaho
9: Cumberland Island NS, Georgia
8: Florissant Fossil Beds NM, Colorado
7: Chiricahua NM, Arizona
6: Tonto NM, Arizona
5: Dry Tortugas NP, Florida
4: Katmai NP & Preserve, Alaska
3: Kalaupapa NHP, Hawaii
2: Hagerman Fossil Beds NM, Idaho
1: Russel Cave NM, Alabama

So, how does your list stack up?

4 comments:

Bruce W. Bytnar said...

The list of most visited National Parks only includes those areas with the title of "National Park." The most visited National Park area is consistently the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina. Visitation to the Blue Ridge Parkway is more than twice the combined visitation to Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon National Parks. That works out to more than 16 million visitors a year to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Cyndi said...

I'm sure you're right about that. I bet the list should have also had the Natchez Trace. This was, however, a meme for fun, so why don't you just add that to your list and play along?

Dixxe's Doodles said...

10: Glacier
9: Acadia
8: Grand Teton
7: Cuyahoga Valley
6: Rocky Mountain
5: Olympic
4: Yellowstone
3: Yosemite
2: Grand Canyon
1: Great Smoky Mountains


Least Visited:

10: City of Rocks NR, Idaho
9: Cumberland Island NS, Georgia
8: Florissant Fossil Beds NM, Colorado
7: Chiricahua NM, Arizona
6: Tonto NM, Arizona
5: Dry Tortugas NP, Florida
4: Katmai NP & Preserve, Alaska
3: Kalaupapa NHP, Hawaii
2: Hagerman Fossil Beds NM, Idaho
1: Russel Cave NM, Alabama

It will be fun to chip away at this list! I have an old book of the National Parks got it at a yard sale for $1. Each time I visit a park, I place the date on that page! It will become a family heirloom I guess!

heyduke50 said...

i have been to six of thee top ten and only one is the least visited... looks like my work is cut out for me... you are in one of my favorite spots now along Henson Creek...