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By: On: Monday July 12 2010

yellowstone-lg0712According to the National Park Service, nearly 700,000 visitors came to Yellowstone National Park in June, which is the busiest June in the park’s history.

This marks the second straight June in a row to set a visitation record. Visitor numbers for June 2010 are 100,000 higher than those recorded June 2008.

Visitor numbers showed improvement at all four entrances compared to last year’s numbers, with double-digit increases reported through the East and Northeast Entrances.

The West Entrance remains the park’s busiest, with over 280,000 visitors recorded this June, compared to about 261,000 a year ago.

Visitation to the park for the first six months of the year is over the one million mark, up 5.3 percent over the same period a year ago.

July is typically the park’s peak visitation month, followed by August, June, September, and May.

Yellowstone hosted a record number of visitors in 2009. Nearly 3.3 million people visited the world’s first national park last year, up 7.5 percent from 2008 and up 4.6 percent from the previous record of 3.15 million visitors set in 2007.




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