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Posted on: September 26, 2012 at 1:25PMnext
First started in 1916, the U.S. National Park system was touted as Americas best idea. Created to preserve and protect our greatest resources both historically and naturally, the U.S. is now home to almost 400 National Parks which host almost 300 million visitors each year. More than just protecting the areas they encompass, National Parks also serve to educate their visitors as well as revitalizing the communities around them with programs which celebrate the local cultures and heritage that make them special. A great way to enjoy a vacation, National Parks are an inexpensive way to see some of the worlds most spectacular areas and not spend much money. Netrate Concepts Boston MA invites you to get out and enjoy a National Park near you on your vacation. You do not have to spend a lot to see some of the most amazing sites in the world, you just need to know where to find them. Take a look at some of our National Parks most popular destinations with a look at the top five National Parks in the U.S. 2010 Statistics Rocky Mountain NP (CO) – Showcasing the beauty and awe inspiring Rocky Mountains, elevations range from 8,000 feet in the lush valleys to 14,259 feet at the top of Longs Peak. Visitors here can see sites unmatched in the world and experience adventures of a lifetime Yellowstone NP (WY, MT, ID) – Established in 1872, Yellowstone is America’s first National Park. Here visitors have a chance to see a large variety of wildlife including not only large predators such as grizzly bears, wolves and black bears but other amazing animals including bison and elk. Yellowstone is famous for Old Faithful and more geysers and hot springs than anywhere in the world. Yosemite (CA) – Amazing views of natures awesome power can be found throughout Yosemite including granite, glaciers and the High Sierra Mountains. One of the first wilderness parks in the U.S., Yosemite is best known for its amazing waterfalls and ancient giant sequoias. Grand Canyon NP – (AZ) – Encompassing over 270 miles of rivers and canyons, mountains and more, the Grand Canyon received National Park Status in 1919, just three years after the creation of the Park Service itself. Generally receiving almost 5 million visitors each year, Grand Canyon offers much to do from exploring archeology to walking out on a glass platform extending out over a two mile deep ravine above the mighty Colorado River. Great Smoky Mountains NP (TN, NC) – A hikers paradise, over 800 miles of maintained trails wind their way through some of the most stunning mountain views in the world. Known for its rich ecological diversity, this is Americas most visited National Park.