Survey Shows Nearly 275,000 Visits to Dinosaur National Monument Last Year

Dinosaur-National-Monument-A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 274,361 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2013 spent $15,791,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 186 jobs in the local area.  Dinosaur experienced a drop in visitation from 2012 numbers due to the government shutdown in October 2013.  Visitation remained depressed through the rest of the year and winter after the monument reopened in late October. Park Superintendent Mark Foust said in a statement, “National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy – returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service – and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well.”

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