America's most popular national parks
It's Day 2 of summer. If you don't have vacation plans yet, you're behind. Fortunately, there's an easy solution. Visit one of America's 58 national parks. They encompass some of the country's best natural sights, including Alaska's pristine wilderness, Yellowstone's hot springs, Utah's rock formations and Hawaii's volcanoes. As a starting point for your vacation planning, here's a look at the 10 most-visited in 2011.
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Visitors in 2009 (through August): 2 million
Grand Teton National Park straddles 485 square miles of mountains, rivers and wilderness in northwest Wyoming south of Yellowstone. The park is famous for its wildlife. Visitors can see bald eagles, otters and beavers in Oxbow Bend, elk on Timbered Island and bison along Snake River. Grand Teton features a range of lodges, cabins and ranches for overnight visitors.
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