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Yellowstone visitation neared 3.4 million in 2011, second-highest year on record

Visitors watch Old Faithful geyser erupt from a second-floor observation deck at the Old Faithful Inn. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate - click to enlarge)

The National Park Service reports that nearly 3.4 million people visited Yellowstone National Park in 2011, making it the fifth consecutive year to see more than 3 million visitors. Overall visitation to Yellowstone for 2011 was 3,394,321. That figure is down 6.8 percent from the record 3,640,184 people who visited the park in 2010, making 2011 the second-highest visitation year on record. Continue Reading →

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