Business Insider ranks the Great Smoky Mountains National Park third in the nation

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is ranked the third best national park by Business Insider. Yosemite and the Grand Canyon took the number one and two spots.

The Smokies were named third overall because it's one of the most visited national parks in the nation, with 9 million visitors every year, according to Business Insider.

Local 8 News spoke with Gatlinburg city leaders who say its popularity has a lot to do with the fact that it's free to visit. They also told us that two-thirds of the country's population can drive to the park in a day.

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