Congress made Yellowstone the country's first national park in 1872 with a law signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. File

Summertime is in full swing, school is out, the sun is shining and for many, it is the perfect time of year for vacations. Many of the country’s most popular vacation destinations are none other than America’s 61 national parks. Whether it is the towering snow-capped mountains of Grand Teton in Wyoming, the blue waters of the Virgin Islands or anywhere in between, our national parks with be teeming with tourists this summer.

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