October is record month for Yellowstone
Laramie, WY – More than 189,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in October. That broke a 22-year-old record. Park officials say unusually mild weather and less road construction compared to autumns past may be encouraging people to visit Yellowstone.
This record is on top of the new milestone for visitors in one year.
Tourism in Yellowstone so far this year is up more than 10 percent compared to this time last year. More than 3.5 million people have visited the park this year, already topping the record 3.3 million who visited Yellowstone all last year.