Every year, tens of millions of people from all over the world load up and set out to visit the many stunning National Parks that are scattered throughout the United States.

Not only do National parks represent the beauty of nature, but they're also a great educational tool.  Folks have a first-hand experience learning about all of the different, mountains, rocks, lakes, rivers, and trees while taking in some of the most stunning views found anywhere.

However, National Parks can also be dangerous, and require folks to be aware of their surroundings at all times.  There are several different factors that can pose a problem for those exploring our national parks.  Weather, wildlife, rough terrain, and lack of proper supplies can result in what should be a wonderful trip turning into a disaster.

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The Hill, which released information from the National Park Service shows that 2000 people died in the U.S. National Parks between the years 2014 and 2021.  So which National Parks are the most dangerous?  Does Yellowstone or Glacier make the list?

First, it seems that the main cause of death in National Parks is not being attacked and then eaten by wildlife, animal-related deaths are the second lowest cause with only 5 deaths reported in that time frame.

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It seems the Top 3 causes of death are "undetermined" (449 deaths), "motor vehicle crash" (415 deaths), and "medical death" (402 deaths).

So does either Montana National Park make the list of the most deadly?  It seems that at least a few times a year we will hear of someone trying to pet something they shouldn't or getting too close to one of the many scalding thermal pools, right?

According to the data, neither Yellowstone nor Glacier makes the Top 5 list. However, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, The Great Smokey Mountains, and Natchez Trace Parkway National Parks do.

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So, for those of you that are planning on hitting the road and visiting one of our wonder National Parks here in Montana, remember to be prepared, don't do something you aren't skilled to do, don't try and touch any animals, and keep an eye on the road.

Here's The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana

Montana is known by several nicknames. Big Sky Country, The Treasure State, and the Last Best Place to name just a few. Each year, millions of folks travel to Montana to partake in its beauty, while often seeking adventure in the outdoors. From skiing to rafting, fly fishing, to snowmobiling, Montana can certainly be described as an outdoor paradise.

No matter the season, there is always something to see and do in Montana. Here's a look at The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana.

20 License Plates Banned In Montana

This is just a small glimpse at banned license plates in the state of Montana. There are well over 4000 that could be added to this list.

Now why some of these are banned is beyond me. I don't find any of them offensive, that's for sure; the state of Montana has the right to refuse:

"any combination of letters or numbers, or both, that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency or which are misleading or a duplication of license plates provided elsewhere."- Montana Motor Vehicle Department

What plates are banned in your state? Hopefully, they are not as picky as Montana.

Vintage Photos Of Montana

It's hard to imagine what Yellowstone National Park would look like in black and white. We are so used to seeing the colors that make it one of America's favorite travel destinations. Jezel Doughert's grandmother passed away and like many of us do, she spent hours going through years and years of history, from old yearbooks to news clippings, to pictures. Jezel sent me a piece of history that, if not for her, I wouldn't be able to share with you.

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