NC national park tops list for most visited site in 2015

As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, new numbers show that more people visited America’s national park sites in 2015 than ever before.

The park service’s sites around the country hosted a record-breaking 307.2 million visits, according to NPS data released Wednesday.

The Blue Ridge Parkway took the top spot in the National Park Service’s list of the most visited places in the park system, which includes the 59 headliner national parks as well as historic sites, lakeshores, seashores and more.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the most popular of the 59 sites officially called national parks.

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