It took more than a decade but the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can once again say it has hosted 10 million visitors in a year.
The park Friday announced it recorded 10,099,275 visits in 2014, the first time the park has hit that mark since 2000.
"The park was busy all year," Dana Soehn, a park spokesperson, said. "Our trails were busy. Our visitors centers were busy. Our programs were well attended. People come to this park and experience it in a variety of different ways. The Smokies has something for everyone."
The Smokies is a perennial national leader for visits in the park system, far outdistancing the next most visited sites, the Grand Canyon at more than 4.5 million and Yosemite National Park at nearly 4 million.