These 18 Unreal National Parks Need to Go on Your Bucket List ASAP
They don't call it "America the beautiful" for nothing. The US has some seriously incredible national parks, so if you're thinking of planning a vacation, consider doing it in a nature-filled setting. We rounded up the best national parks our country has to offer — see if you agree with the locations that made the list.
Badlands National Park, SD
The beautiful park filled with stunning rock formations is also filled with wildlife. You might see bison, prairie dogs, or bighorn sheep while exploring the area. They also offer an awesome night sky program where you can take in the beautiful starry skies with telescopes that the park happily provides.
Death Valley, CA
This is the hottest, driest, and lowest national park in the country, but that's what makes it such a fascinating area to visit. It's a great place for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and birding.
Yellowstone National Park, WY
This national park has the world's largest concentration of geysers. If you appreciate wildlife, Yellowstone is filled with bison, grizzly bears, and wolves — it has one of the last intact ecosystems in this type of terrain. Visit in the Spring to enjoy the gorgeous nature in bloom or visit in the Winter if you're looking for some peace and quiet.
Acadia National Park, ME
One of the most popular national parks on the East Coast is Acadia. It's home to one of tallest mountains on the US Atlantic coast and many hikers enjoy climbing the granite peaks.
Redwood National Park, CA
Feast your eyes on the tallest trees in the world. You can also explore the prairies, rivers, and wildlife that fill this majestic park.
Zion National Park, UT
Zion is awesome because it offers guided canyoneering, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. In the Summer, the Virgin River also a great place to go river tubing.
Denali National Park, AK
Denali is Alaska's most popular land attraction. The quiets lands have glacial rivers running through them and the tundra is an incredible terrain to explore.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Known for the bluish haze that settles over the mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits between North Carolina and Tennessee. The most beautiful time to visit is Fall, when all the leaves change color.