Top 5 National Parks in the United States

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Top 5 National Parks in the United States by Mind Map: Top 5 National Parks in the United States

1. Grand Canyon

1.1. Location: Arizona

1.2. Size: 277 miles in length, 6000 feet deep

1.3. Established: The Grand Canyon became a national park established in 1919

1.4. Fact: The Grand Canyon was the 17th national park to be established in the United States

1.5. Fact: Many people consider it to be one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

2. Rocky Mountains

2.1. Location: Western North America, span from western Canada through the counties of British Columbia and Alberta all the way over the border into the USA through the states of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, & Arizona

2.2. Size: Highest Peak is 14,440 feet high

2.3. Established: January 26, 1915

2.4. Fact: The Rocky Mountains is the 10th National Park in the United States

2.5. Fact: Over 3 million visitors per year

3. Yosemite

3.1. Location: California

3.2. Size: 761,268 acres of land

3.3. Established: 1890 Yosemite was officially established as a national park

3.4. Fact: Tallest waterfall in North America is located here, it has a 2.425 foot drop

3.5. It is believed that a glacier is responsible for producing the shape of Yosemite Valley

4. Yellowstone National Park

4.1. Location: 96% in Wyoming, 3% in Montana, 1% in Idaho

4.2. Size: 63 miles long and 54 miles wide

4.3. Established: March 1, 1872 Yellowstone National Park Protection Act establishes the first national park

4.4. Fact: The park was dedicated by Ulysses S. Grant

4.5. Fact: When Yellowstone National Park was established, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana were not yet states

5. Great Smokey Mountains

5.1. Location: North Carolina and Tennessee

5.2. Size: 521,896 acres

5.3. Established: June 15, 1934

5.4. Fact: Water and hydrocarbons exuded by trees produce the "filmy" smoke

5.5. Fact: It's the nation's busiest park

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31.1. Light Blue-Yellowstone National Park

31.2. Turquoise-Yosemite

31.3. Dark Blue/Purple-Grand Canyon

31.4. Magenta-Rocky Mountains

31.5. Orange- Great Smokey Mountains

32. Resources

32.1. http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/grand-canyon-national-park/#/confluence-colorado-river-grand-canyon_92683_600x450.jpg

32.2. http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/great-smoky-mountains-national-park/#/sunset-smoky-mountains-landscape_92508_600x450.jpg

32.3. http://www.yellowstonepark-trip.com/fun-facts-about-yellowstone-park.php

32.4. https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkfacts.htm

32.5. http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/yellowstone-national-park/#/old-faithful-frozen-vapor-yellowstone_92692_600x450.jpg

32.6. http://www.softschools.com/facts/us_national_landmarks/yosemite_national_park_facts/519/

32.7. http://www.livescience.com/39515-yosemite-national-park-facts-information-lodging.html

32.8. http://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/physical-features/mountains/mountain-case-study/the-rockies/

32.9. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Rocky_Mountains.aspx