Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

January 24, 2022

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Yellowstone National Park

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Park it here

Strolling through a park is truly one of summer’s simple pleasures. More than 282 million people agree because that’s how many folks visited national parks in the US last year. It was the sixth highest annual visitation in the history of the National Park Service, despite nearly two million fewer visitors because of park closures caused by Hurricane Sandy. (NY’s Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island of the National Parks of New York Harbour will reopen on July 4; Ellis Island remains closed). Want to know where most people are “parking it?” Check out 2012’s top 10 list below. Can’t make it to one? Get the new America’s National Parks: A Pop-Up Book, which features 18 popular parks, six as pop-ups.

1. Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina/Tennessee (9,685,829)
2. Grand Canyon in Arizona (4,421,352)
3. Yosemite in California (3,853,404)
4. Yellowstone in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho (3,447,729)
5. Rocky Mountain in Colorado (3,229,617)
6. Zion in Utah (2,973,607)
7. Olympic in Washington (2,824,908)
8. Grand Teton in Wyoming (2,705,256)
9. Acadia in Maine (2,431,052)
10. Cuyahoga Valley in Ohio (2,299,722)

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