Yosemite, Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Zion, Acadia, Yellowstone... everyone knows of these National Parks; they are genuine American treasures. But, what about of some of the other lesser-known National Parks?
In fact, The National Park Service lists 63 parks across the contiguous USA, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa. And while the 2010 attendance at the service's jewel, Yosemite, climbed above the four-million mark, according to Fresno, Calif.-based KSEE24 News, Voice of America reports that overall, attendance to National Parks has declined severely. Officials are perplexed, considering that usually in tough economic times, attendance rises at National Parks.
To help reverse the decline and to take advantage of great National Park system scattered across the nation, we give you 15 of the lesser-known National Parks, all priceless gems in their own right. We have also included a unique fact about each Park to further entice your interest. Read more