Skip to main content
  1. Travel
  2. Local Getaways

Grand Canyon National Park selected #1 National Park by Mensa members

See also

Arlington, Texas — According to a recent poll of American Mensa members, Grand Canyon National Park is the smart choice for those wishing to visit a National Park during the upcoming National Park Week. American Mensa members selected their top ten national parks in conjunction with National Park Week, a week-long event happening April 19 – April 27, which includes fee-free park entrance days on Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20.

The #1 pick overall was Grand Canyon National Park. Participating American Mensa members cited several reasons for their choice, including:

  • “For (its) sheer majesty, there is nothing like the Grand Canyon. The park amenities allow for a great experience for all budgets while minimizing human impact to the area,”
  • “The Grand Canyon is the natural landscape that people think of when they think of the United States.”

The top ten national parks as selected by Mensa members are:

1. Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
2. Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)
3. Yosemite National Park (California)
4. Statue of Liberty National Monument (New York)
5. Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina)
6. Lincoln Memorial (Washington D.C.)
7. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee)
8. Zion National Park (Utah)
9. Cape Cod National Seashore (Massachusetts)
10. Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

Participating Mensa members chose their top ten from a list of the thirty most visited national parks. To view the full infographic, click here.

American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. Mensa boasts over 56,000 members in the United States and over 110,000 members worldwide. For more information about Mensa, click here or call (800) 66-MENSA.

See the full press release by clicking here.

Find this article informative? Don't miss another Grand Canyon article. Simply click on the "SUBSCRIBE" link next to Stacey Wittig's picture above. Or go to www.vagabondinglulu.com for more travel information.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Apple profits
    Apple has posted huge profits ahead of the iPhone 6 release
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • 'Boyhood'
    'Boyhood' is the account of a young boys life over a twelve year period
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Small towns hold treasures
    Small towns and their communities hold treasures and precious memories
    Camera
    16 Photos
  • MTV Video Music Awards
    Look back at some past performances from the MTV Video Music Awards
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Healthy balance
    Keeping a healthy balance is so important for your own well-being
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Raising funds
    Raising funds for Spinal Cord Injury Program at Habersham YMCA
    Camera
    9 Photos