03/09/2013 07:53 BST | Updated 02/11/2013 05:12 GMT

The USA's Ten Most Visited National Parks

If asked to name National Parks in the USA which attract most visitors, I bet most people would opt for the Grand Canyon, with maybe Yellowstone or Yosemite next. In fact there's one National Park which attracts over twice as many visitors as the Grand Canyon, and more than the Grand Canyon and Yosemite combined. It's the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.

Here are the ten most visited National Parks, with the latest 2012 visitor figures as provided by the National Parks Service. Each park also has a suggestion as to how you might visit it from the UK.

Mike Gerrard is an award-winning travel writer who also publishes the Pacific Coast Highway Travel website with his wife, Donna Dailey. They also co-edit the 101 USA Holidays website. Mike has also written about the Great Smoky Mountains

for The Huffington Post.

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