In many ways, the national parks are a symbol of our nation and the reason we call it America the Beautiful. From Yosemite in California to the National Mall in Washington, these parks are home to some of the most recognizable landmarks in the nation, if not the world. 10Best editors teamed up with the National Park Foundation to nominate 20 iconic national park sites and landmarks – places that epitomize the parks in which they're found. For four weeks, our readers voted daily for their favorites, and now we have a winner.
The top 10 winners in the category Best National Park Landmark are as follows:
- Fort Jefferson - Dry Tortugas National Park
- Gateway Arch - Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
- Half Dome - Yosemite National Park
- Teton Mountain Range - Grant Teton National Park
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Delicate Arch - Arches National Park
- Mount Denali - Denali National Park
- Old Faithful - Yellowstone National Park
- South Rim - Grand Canyon National Park
- Statue Of Liberty - Statue Of Liberty National Monument
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts David French (National Park Foundation) and Audrey Peterman were chosen based on their knowledge of the national park system.
Other nominees for Best National Park Landmark included Bryce Amphitheater in Bryce Canyon National Park, Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park, General Sherman Tree in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Halema'uma'u Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, High Dune in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park, Presidio of San Francisco in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Washington Monument in National Mall and Memorial Parks and The White House in President's Park.
Congratulations to all our winning national parks! Looking for a perfect national park experience for your next vacation? Visit FindYourPark.com to get ideas for exploring our more than 400 national parks.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo