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

Desert View at Grand Canyon National Park
Desert View at Grand Canyon National Park
Stacey Wittig

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.

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