One of America’s greatest treasures is its National Park system. Today there are nearly 400 national parks in every state in the Union except Delaware.
So join us as we continue our countdown to Independence Day 2008 with a look at our top ten national parks. Why not visit one of them this 4th of July to truly experience America?
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park is best known for its jagged mountains that rise up out of the pristine glacial lakes. This breathtaking scenery is home to numerous wild animals, including moose, black and grizzly bears, elk, bald eagles, gray wolves, coyotes and bison.
If you’re making a July 4th trip, plant to enjoy backcountry camping, trail hiking, biking, bird watching, boating, fishing or horseback riding. Summer weather is typically in the high 70s and 80s, with cooler nights in the 40s. Afternoon rain showers are common.
Entrance Fees: $25 per private car, good for one week.
For more information: Visit www.nps.gov/grte or call Visitor Information at (307) 739-3300.
Check back each day for another Top 10 National Park (or you can cheat and check out our top 10 parks here).
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