Many tourists have visited our state within the past year earning it an important title.
North Carolina has earned the title for being home to the most visited national park in the country.
More than 9,000,000 visitors traveled to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2013, which straddles parts of our state and Tennessee.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the number one most visited national park.
In a distant second place, the Grand Canyon in Arizona has just over 4,000,000 visitors.
Yosemite Park in California is in third place with Yellowstone and Olympic National Parks rounding out the top five.