Dinosaur Contributes Millions To Local Economies

Dinosaur National Monument contributed more than $20 million to local economies in 2016, that according to a new report from the National Parks Service.  More than 304,000 people visited the park in 2016, and they spent over $18 million in communities near the park supporting more than 240 jobs in the areas. Visitors to the park spent the majority of their money on lodging and food. National Park tourism has a large effect on the national economy as well, returning more than $10 for every $1 invested in the National Parks Service. Nationally, $18.4 Billion is spent annually by the nearly 331 million park visitors, supporting nearly 318,000 jobs in the U.S.

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