New Record for Yellowstone National Park Visitors
The Billings Gazette reports that Yellowstone National Park has set a new record for monthly visitations in July, which is often the busiest month of the summer season. The park says over 995,000 people visited in July, topping the previous record set just last year by 1.5 percent.
Tourism for the first seven months of 2016 is up 6.5 percent compared to the previous year. Park superintendent Dan Wenk said in June that a record-setting July isn’t necessarily something to celebrate because the 2.2-million-square-mile park is getting stretched to capacity.