|Above, Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Wyoming's two national parks saw high visitor numbers in 2017.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported:
Grand Teton National Park announced a record number of visitations in 2017 for the fourth consecutive year. The park received more than 4.9 million visits, according to a news release, a increase of 3 percent more than the prior record set in 2016.
The high volume included August, when tens of thousands of people descended on the park to view the total solar eclipse. Park officials noted 65,000 more visitors compared to the prior August.
Yellowstone National Park recorded its second busiest year on record, according to numbers released Wednesday.
The park had slightly more than 4.1 million in 2017, just under the more than 4.2 million visits recorded in 2016.
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