Top 10 Lists

Check back here often as we continue to rank our favorite parks, activities, and attractions managed by the National Park Service (NPS),* as well as books to read and movies to watch about the parks.

*Note: There are 420+ units in the NPS system, 63 of which are called National Parks.

PARKS

Top 10 of the 63 National Parks

Top 10 National Monuments

Top 10 National Seashores

Top 10 National Historical Parks

Top 10 National Historic Sites

Our Favorite NPS Site in All 50 States

ACTIVITIES

Top 10 of the 63 National Parks for Social Distancing

Top 10 NPS Sites for Social Distancing

Top 10 of the 63 National Parks for Hiking

Top 10 NPS Sites for Hiking

Top 10 of the 63 National Parks for Wildlife Watching

Top 10 NPS Sites for Wildlife Watching

Top 10 NPS Sites for Kayaking

Top 10 NPS Sites to See America First

ATTRACTIONS

Top 10 Waterfalls at the 63 National Parks

Top 10 Waterfalls at NPS Sites

Top 10 Sand Dunes at NPS Sites

Top 10 Caves at NPS Sites

Top 10 Forts at NPS Sites

Top 10 Natural Bridges/Arches at NPS Sites

Top 10 Desert NPS Sites

Top 10 Native American NPS Sites

Top 10 African American NPS Sites

Top 10 Patriotic NPS Sites

Top 10 World War II Sites in the 63 National Parks

Top 10 World War II NPS Sites

Top 10 Civil War NPS Sites

Top 10 Museums at the 63 National Parks

Top 10 Museums at NPS Sites

Top 10 NPS Campgrounds (with running water)

Top 10 Primitive Campgrounds at the 63 National Parks

Top 10 NPS Sites with Designated Backcountry Campsites

Top 10 NPS Sites for Dispersed Backcountry Camping

BOOKS

Top 10 Guidebooks to National Park Service Sites

Top 10 Novels Set in a National Park

Top 10 Non-Fiction Books Set in a Single NPS Site

Top 10 Non-Fiction Books Set in Multiple NPS Sites

Top 10 Non-Fiction Books Set in Alaska

Top 10 Novels Set in Alaska

Top 10 Non-Fiction Books Set during the Civil War

Top 10 Novels Set during the Civil War

Top 10 Non-Fiction Books Set during World War II

Top 10 Novels Set during World War II

FILMS

Top 10 Movies Filmed in National Parks

Top 10 Films Set during World War II

Top 10 Films Set during the Civil War

BLOG POSTS

Top 10 from Our First 100 Blog Posts

Top 10 from Our Second 100 Blog Posts

Top 10 from Our Third 100 Blog Posts

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