Closest national parks to Kansas City

Stacker compiled a list of the closest national parks to Kansas City. National parks are measured from the Kansas City metro and representative points in each national park.

#1. Gateway Arch National Park (Missouri)

– Distance: 231 miles
– Driving time: 3.7 hours
– Date founded: February 22, 2018

– Distance: 315 miles
– Driving time: 6.7 hours
– Date founded: March 4, 1921
– 2020 visitors: 1,348,215
– Park area: 5,554.15 acres

#2. Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas)

#3. Indiana Dunes National Park (Indiana)

#4. Mammoth Cave National Park (Kentucky)

#5. Badlands National Park (South Dakota)

#6. Wind Cave National Park (South Dakota)

#7. Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

#8. Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado)

#9. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina, Tennessee)

#10. Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota)

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