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View Poll Results: What is your favorite National Park in the US?
Acadia - Maine 4 4.04%
Great Smoky Mountains - NC/Tenn. 9 9.09%
Yellowstone - Wyoming/MT 10 10.10%
Grand Canyon - Arizona 5 5.05%
Yosemite - California 22 22.22%
Rocky Mountain - Colorado 9 9.09%
Glacier - Montana 8 8.08%
Denali - Alaska 5 5.05%
Hawaii Volcanoes 1 1.01%
Everglades - Florida 3 3.03%
Death Valley - California 2 2.02%
Sequoia - California 0 0%
Olympic - Washington 4 4.04%
Mt. Rainier - Washington 3 3.03%
Crater Lake - Oregon 1 1.01%
Zion - Utah 1 1.01%
Arches - Utah 2 2.02%
Canyonlands - Utah 1 1.01%
Carlsbad Caverns - New Mexico 0 0%
Shennandoah - Virginia 1 1.01%
Isle Royale - Michigan 3 3.03%
Hot Springs - Arkansas 0 0%
Big Bend - Texas 3 3.03%
Sequoia - California 0 0%
Badlands - South Dakota 2 2.02%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-18-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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What is your favorite National Park in the US? There are too many to list on the poll (for example how namy have really been to the Gates of the Arctic NP in Alaska?) so I listed the ones with the most noteriety. If I missed one of you favorites, write about it.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Yellowstone.

I would guess that the top 3 most famous National Parks are Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. And If I had to pick just one, I would probably pick Yellowstone.

What we need is more National Parks in the East, the Great Smokies is kind of crowded and could use some help. Also the lack of a major National Park on the Plains is kind of a missing link in the NP system.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I picked Yosemite but the Grand Canyon is also a major favorite of mine. Also Yellowstone is definitely on my list since I was little kid when I visited it and don't remember anything; but the photos of it make me want to return again. I hope to visit all the national parks some day. I've driven close to Carlsbad Caverns but didn't have time to visit; it is another "must-see" national park. I have been to Crater Lake, a most beautiful lake but you aren't allow to go down into the crater to swim or boat in the lake.

BTW, Sequoia is listed twice.

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Theodore Roosevelt NP is my favorite. Its just so peaceful, and at the right time, with the massive yellow-flowered fields, the blue flowing river,the cliffs, and the buffalo, its just so pretty. And there's nearly nobody to ruin the peace there. Its one of America's best kept secrets i think.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:40 PM
 
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I say the Grand Canyon. So beautiful and the North RIm is a great place to relax and escape the crowds.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Denali Alaska!

I'd throw in Yosemite and The Grand Canyon as a close 2nd.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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Denali Alaska!

I'd throw in Yosemite and The Grand Canyon as a close 2nd.
Denali. I would love to visit that place in my lifetime!!
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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I'll say Zion just to be different. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Man, all the national parks in California are $20 to enter and always take a whole lot of time to even eneer the place (unless you go in the off season, then it will almost be empty!). The state parks are around $15, but you could always park on a road NEAR the park and walk into it.

I didn't vote, since I think more people should visit our national parks. They are our best kept secret! ANY and EVERY National Park has their own beauty that should be explored. Every single one also emits an extremely different reaction, especially for people like me who generally like things BEFORE a reason to hate them come up. Out of the national parks I've visited (Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, Channel Islands, Olympic, etc etc), none of the stimuli I got from visiting them was the same.

For the obligatory homer, notice how most of these parks are in the Western United States =P All we need is an economy that ISN'T based on a ponzi scheme, and we'd all be set!
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Badlands.
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