07/14/2011 02:08 pm ET Updated Sep 13, 2011

America's Best Boardwalks Named By National Geographic (PHOTOS)

National Geographic released their top 10 list of the nation's best boardwalks on Wednesday.

The choices read as a who's who (or what's what, if you will) of the country's amusement and recreation areas.

Atlantic City, not surprisingly, was named in the number one spot. It was called "the grandfather of boardwalks" by the magazine. The Associated Press notes that the boardwalk was built in 1870 as a way to keep the sand from beachgoers bodies from entering oceanfront hotels.

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