Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park was the second most visited national park in the United States in 2018. In that year, Grand Canyon National Park accounted for almost six and a half million visitors. Comparatively, top-ranked national park Great Smoky Mountains accounted for nearly 11 and a half million visitors in 2018. The number of recreational visitors to Grand Canyon has grown by almost two million people per year over the past seven years.
An Instagram sensation
U.S. national parks are becoming an increasingly popular vacation and adventure destination, accounting for over 84 million visitors in 2017. Since a relatively large proportion of these people visited the Grand Canyon National Park, it comes as no surprise that it was among the most popular tourist attractions worldwide on Instagram in 2018.