Ten Most Visited National Parks, 2012

The following table lists the most visited National Parks, according to rank, park name, and number of recorded visitors in 2012. A perennial favorite, the Great Smokey Mountains National Park was ranked number one in 2012 with 9,685,829 visitors.

Rank Name and location Number
of visitors
1. Great Smoky Mountains NP 9,685,829
2. Grand Canyon NP 4,421,352
3. Yosemite 3,853,404
4. Yellowstone NP 3,447,729
5. Rocky Mountain NP 3,229,617
6. Zion NP 2,973,607
7. Olympic NP 2,824,908
8. Grand Teton NP 2,705,256
9. Acadia NP 2,431,052
10. Cuyahoga Valley 2,299,722

Source: Based on data from the National Park Service. Web: www.nps.gov .

Information Please® Database,© 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

The National Park System Nature Ten Most Visited National Parks 2007
Ten Most Visited National Parks, 2009

highlights

The Latest and Greatest Book for Kids
Search our interactive Book Finder for the top new books for kids of all ages, brought to you by the latest book in the I, Funny series, "I Totally Funniest."

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Wintertime Neighborhood Games
Who says you have to stay inside when the temperature drops? Snowy weather is a great excuse to round up your neighborhood for some outdoor winter fun and games.

2015 Family-Friendly Oscar Nominees
The Oscar nominations are in, and they include several family-friendly movies. See which flicks earned a nod for Best Animated Feature Film and other awards.

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks