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Year-to-date Yellowstone and Grand Teton visitation up slightly through August

A crowd watches from the porch of the Irma Hotel in Cody as three villains are shot in a mock gunfight. (Ruffin Prevost - Yellowstone Gate file photo - click to enlarge)

Despite a stubbornly high national unemployment rate and weak economy, visitation so far this year to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks has increased slightly over 2011, with the summer travel season ending on a relatively high note for the regional tourism industry. Though recreational visits in Yellowstone National Park were down 3.1 percent in August compared to last year, year-to-date visits were up 2.1 percent for 2012 through August. Year-to-date visits through August were up 4.5 percent in Grand Teton National Park compared to 2011, according to figures available on the National Park Service website. Continue Reading →

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