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National Parks Master Thread
« on: April 22, 2013, 11:28:08 PM »
I've been to:

1- Acadia (ME)
2- Rocky Mountain (CO)
3- Everglades (FL)
4- Yellowstone (WY)
5- Grand Teton (WY)
6- Hawaii Volcanoes (HI)

Hawaii Volcanoes was the most amazing and unique, Grand Teton was definitely the prettiest, but my favorite overall is Yellowstone. There's something for everyone there - amazing scenery and hiking, awesome wildlife, and not to mention over 10,000 thermal features.

How about you?
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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 11:53:40 PM »
Every park is unique.

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 11:54:45 PM »
Yellowstone.

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 01:17:11 AM »
I'm way too tired to even try and make a comprehensive list right now...

My favorite National Park is definitely Glacier, although many of them are amazing and unique in their own right.

Are we counting National Parks specifically, or do things like National Monuments and National Seashores count as well?

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 08:25:28 AM »
Gotta agree with Yellowstone for overall. There are many amazing places but Yellowstone as mentioned, is a Kol-Boi.

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 11:18:12 PM »
I'm way too tired to even try and make a comprehensive list right now...

My favorite National Park is definitely Glacier, although many of them are amazing and unique in their own right.

Are we counting National Parks specifically, or do things like National Monuments and National Seashores count as well?

I would definetly include any NPS (National Park Service) site.
My list of NPS sites, in no particular order:
1. Jean Lafitte NHP
2. Big Thicket NPres
3. Channel Islands NRA
4. Santa Monica Mountains NRA
5. Chiricahua NM
6. Fort Bowie NHS
7. Glen Canyon NRA
8. Grand Canyon NP
9. Petrified Forest NP
10. Walnut Canyon NM
11. Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
12. Colorado NM
13. Great Sand Dunes NM
14. Vicksburg NMP
15. Capulin Volcano NM
16. Fort Union NM
17. Pecos NHP
18. Petroglyph NM
19. White Sands NM
20. Ellis Island
21. Fire Island NS
22. Alibates Flint Quarries NM
23. Chamizal NM
24. Fort Davis NHS
25. Lake Meredith NRA
26. LBJ NHP
27. Palo Alto Battlefield
28. Arches NP
29. Capitol Reef NP
30. Cedar Breaks NM
31. Grand Staircase Esalante- NM
32. Zion NP



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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 01:22:45 AM »
Wow, long-forgotten thread. I recently updated my list, may as well post it here. Bolded ones were added last week.

United States:
  • Acadia, ME (2011)
  • Cuyahoga Valley, OH (2014)
  • Everglades, FL (2010)
  • Grand Teton, WY (2012)
  • Great Smoky Mountains, NC/TN (2013)
  • Haleakala, HI (2014)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes, HI (2012)
  • Kenai Fjords, AK (2013)
  • Rocky Mountain, CO (2009)
  • Yellowstone, WY/ID/MT (2012)

International:
  • Banff National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Jasper National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Parque Nacional Viñales, Cuba (2015)
  • Sassen–Bünsow Land National Park, Svalbard (2016)
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland (2016)
  • Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland (2015, 2016)
  • Yoho National Park, Canada (2017)
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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 01:24:57 AM »
Wow, long-forgotten thread. I recently updated my list, may as well post it here. Bolded ones were added last week.

United States:


Surprised Yosemite is not on there.
Also Bryce/Zions

I have to do my list I may actually win at one of these list threads.

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 09:34:19 AM »
Just the US NPs:
  • Acadia
  • Biscayne
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Crater Lake
  • Everglades
  • Glacier
  • Glacier Bay
  • Grand Canyon
  • Grand Teton
  • Haleakala
  • Hawaii Volcanoes
  • Katmai
  • Kings Canyon
  • Lassen Volcanic
  • Olympic
  • Petrified Forest
  • Redwood
  • Sequoia
  • Shenandoah
  • Yellowstone
  • Yosemite
  • Zion

Favorites, in no particular order:  HVNP, Olympic, Bryce, Sequoia, Yellowstone, Katmai, Lassen, Glacier Bay
Least favorite:  Kings Canyon.
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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 10:55:11 AM »
United States:
  • Acadia, ME (2011, 2017)
  • Cuyahoga Valley, OH (2014)
  • Everglades, FL (2010)
  • Grand Teton, WY (2012)
  • Great Smoky Mountains, NC/TN (2013)
  • Haleakala, HI (2014)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes, HI (2012)
  • Kenai Fjords, AK (2013)
  • Rocky Mountain, CO (2009)
  • Yellowstone, WY/ID/MT (2012)


International:
  • Banff National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Jasper National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Lovćen National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • Parque Nacional Viñales, Cuba (2015)
  • Sassen–Bünsow Land National Park, Svalbard (2016, 2018)
  • Skadar Lake National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland (2016)
  • Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland (2015, 2016)
  • Yoho National Park, Canada (2017)
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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2018, 11:04:42 AM »
United States:
  • Acadia, ME (2011, 2017)
  • Cuyahoga Valley, OH (2014)
  • Everglades, FL (2010)
  • Grand Teton, WY (2012)
  • Great Smoky Mountains, NC/TN (2013)
  • Haleakala, HI (2014)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes, HI (2012)
  • Kenai Fjords, AK (2013)
  • Rocky Mountain, CO (2009)
  • Yellowstone, WY/ID/MT (2012)
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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2018, 07:13:41 AM »
United States:
  • Acadia, ME (2011, 2017)
  • Cuyahoga Valley, OH (2014)
  • Everglades, FL (2010)
  • Grand Teton, WY (2012)
  • Great Smoky Mountains, NC/TN (2013)
  • Haleakala, HI (2014)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes, HI (2012, 2018)
  • Kenai Fjords, AK (2013)
  • Rocky Mountain, CO (2009)
  • Yellowstone, WY/ID/MT (2012)


International:
  • Banff National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Jasper National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Lovćen National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • Parque Nacional Viñales, Cuba (2015)
  • Sassen–Bünsow Land National Park, Svalbard (2016, 2018)
  • Skadar Lake National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland (2016)
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina (2018)
  • Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland (2015, 2016)
  • Yoho National Park, Canada (2017)
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What US National Parks have you been to and how would you rank them?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2020, 08:14:28 PM »
Yesterday May 9th some of the NP reopened (Visitor centers remain closed), after this pandemic passes many families will naturally take to hitting the road and visiting some of these magnificent parks, what parks do you plan to visit?

Here are some of the parks I've visited and my rankings.

United States:

1. Yellowstone, Wyoming
2. Zion, Utah
3. Bryce  Canyon, Utah
4. Grand Canyon, Arizona
5. Yosemite, California
6. Grand Teton, Wyoming
7. Sequoia, California
8. Petrified woods, Arizona
9. Acadia, Maine
10.Great sand Dunes, Colorado
11.Joshua Tree, California
12.Saguaro, Arizona 


International:


Sanjay Gandhi , Mumbai, India
Arenal Volcano , La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica
Carara,Costa Rica
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Iguazú, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Iguaçu,  Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Soberanía, Panama
Portobelo, colon, Panama
Metropolitan NP, Panama city,Panama
Masada, Israel
Ein Gedi Antiquities,Israel
Yarkon, Israel
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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2020, 09:21:45 PM »
Updated, new in bold. My rankings are below.

United States:
  • Acadia, ME (2011, 2017)
  • Cuyahoga Valley, OH (2014)
  • Everglades, FL (2010, 2019)
  • Gateway Arch, MO (2019)
  • Grand Teton, WY (2012)
  • Great Smoky Mountains, NC/TN (2013)
  • Haleakala, HI (2014)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes, HI (2012, 2018)
  • Kenai Fjords, AK (2013)
  • Rocky Mountain, CO (2009)
  • Yellowstone, WY/ID/MT (2012)


International:
  • Banff National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Jasper National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Lovćen National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • Parque Nacional Viñales, Cuba (2015)
  • Sassen–Bünsow Land National Park, Svalbard (2016, 2018)
  • Skadar Lake National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland (2016)
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina (2018)
  • Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland (2015, 2016, 2019, 2019, 2020)
  • Yoho National Park, Canada (2017)

U.S. top 3:
Yellowstone
Grand Teton
Everglades (distant third)

Hawaii Volcanoes would've been my #3, but that was before the 2018 eruption pretty much destroyed the entire thing.

International top 3:
Vatnajökull (Iceland)
Banff (Canada)
Sassen–Bünsow Land (Svalbard)
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Re: What US National Parks have you been to and how would you rank them?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2020, 09:23:59 PM »
Yesterday May 9th some of the NP reopened (Visitor centers remain closed)

BTW there are lots of lists online about which parks are open and which aren't. This is the one I've found to be the most accurate: https://rvshare.com/national-state-park-closures
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