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2. National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa

This national park is composed of pristine beaches, tropical forests and biologically diverse reefs spread across the islands of American Samoa. It is thought that the first people on these islands came by sea from southwest Asia 3,000 years ago. In September, a tsunami wreaked havoc on the park, damaging its visitor center, beaches, forests and artifacts. Visitors in 2009 (through August): 2,412 More info: Pictured: Maga Point beach on Ofu island National Park Serivce