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Cuyahoga Valley National Park named second-best national park in the US by Travel Lens

The website Travel Lens based the rankings on 4 different criteria. Cuyahoga Valley National Park earned a "National Park Score" of 8.16 out of 10.

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The Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been named the second-best national park in the U.S., finishing just under the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.

The rankings were put together by the website Travel Lens. They based the rankings on the number of recreational visitors, the entrance fee of the park, the distance to the closest city and the percentage of reviews that mention the word "beautiful."

Through Travel Lens' criteria, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park earned a "National Park Score" of 8.16 out of 10.

Here is what Travel Lens said about the Northeast Ohio gem:

"Cuyahoga Valley National Park takes second place with a national park score of 8.16 out of 10. Despite being one of the smaller national parks on our list, with an area of just 131.8km2, there are still plenty of things to do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Ohio-based national park also boasts a free entrance fee, meaning anyone can go and enjoy it, as well as a short distance to its closest city. Just three miles separate Cuyahoga Valley and Peninsula."

You can view the rest of the rankings of the top 10 parks below.

Credit: Travel Lens

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