Best U.S. National Parks

The Top Ten

1 Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, Montana, Idaho)

This will always be the crown jewel of National Parks, the first is still the best. - Maddox121

America's Old Faithful Geyser: boiling steam bursts out from the bottom of the incinerating temperatures of magma.
Galactic Empire's Death Star: super weapon capable of destroying planets.

Ok man, I have not been. but I will. I love tower fall and slough creek!

With the amount of animal life there, bears, wolves, bison, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, etc, people would be better off visiting Yellowstone than flying all the way to some part of Africa to view wildlife, you get a similar experience except you are not in a tropical savanna, and you are in a more highland/mountain environment, but just as beautiful

2 Yosemite National Park (California) Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village are shops, restaurants, lodging, the Yosemite ...read more.

The work of nature is just amazing. There's multiple waterfalls, huge mountains, glacier-cut valleys, wild animals, huge trees, and more. - ethanmeinster

Very beautiful mountains under the beautiful blue skies.

Has very iconic mountains and old sequoia trees - Maddox121

Beautiful munch wildlife and wilderness

3 Glacier National Park (Montana)

The most beautiful National Park by FAR. Just Google images of it.

The pictures aren’t anything close to the beauty of the real thing.

4 Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)

Breath taking site to see!

Viewing the canyon from the peak is jawdropping - Maddox121

C’mon, this national park is a natural wonder! It’s breathtaking. Although, not the world’s deepest canyon, probably the most epic. Deep, hot and rugged. You may spot California condors or even a rattlesnake. Bring the kids, the dog and your drunk uncle cause this will be a wild ride.😀

5 Zion National Park (Utah)

Beautiful national park but can get to hot sometimes

6 Canyonlands National Park (Utah)
7 Denali National Park (Alaska)

The most iconic non-mainland national park of America - Maddox121

8 Arches National Park (Utah)

Beyond just the rock formations, the entire landscape is other worldly.

The arch is just iconic, nothing else to say about it - Maddox121

The arch is an iconic symbol of Utah.

9 Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

This should be number one I love it so much! It is beautiful there's lots of animals and a good stream by the mountains.

10 Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania)

The Contenders

11 Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (Alaska)
12 Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming)

Less busy then Yellowstone with unrivaled beauty and more animals.

The Tetons are so beautiful. It is very close to an airport, so not hard to reach. If you would like to visit a town, Jackson Hole is literally right next to the park. It is so pretty, I have never seen anything like it.

13 Everglades National Park (Florida)

Infested with invasive species

14 Death Valley National Park (California)
15 Olympic National Park (Washington)

Did you ever want to explore a rainforest? Well you don’t have to travel deep into Costa Rica. Olympic national park has a huge temperate rain forest. Wait a minute, do not go here. I am not joking you will hate it here. You will not see anything and it will rain like shiit. To be honest you are better off going to pacific rim NP in because or cape disappointment in Washington. You will see more there.

16 Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Montana)
17 Crater Lake National Park (Oregon)

amazing

18 Sequoia National Park (California)
19 Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee and North Carolina)

Hundreds of miles of trails, mile high mountains, epic views, beautiful waterfalls, lush ancient forests, Southern Appalachian history and culture, wildlife, and friendly locals in the surrounding areas make the smokies a perfect place to visit

This should be higher cause it has 9 million visitors every year. 3 times as many as Yellowstone.

20 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (Alaska, California, Hawaii)
21 Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah)

The National & State Parks in the US are ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING! None equal or better & Bryce Cannon is the jewel in the crown.

The National Parks and State Parks of the U.S. are beyond comparison... and I'm not American! Every one of them is truly spectacular... not one better than the other. I think the most unusual is Bryce Canon National Park. It's stunning, to put it mildly! I haven't visited all the Parks but I WOULD LOVE TO ONE DAY and revisit the ones I've already seen. It's worth visiting the U.S. just to see these incredible, artistic "works" of nature.

Bryce Canyon is absolutely GLORIOUS but then so are all the other National Parks and State Parks. Best in the world by far, and that's coming from a non-American.

22 Joshua Tree National Park (California)
23 Big Bend National Park (Texas)

Loved Big Bend, amazing views of Mexico.

24 Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)
25 Great Basin National Park (Nevada)
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