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Yellowstone National Park sees record visits in October

Another month and another record for Yellowstone National Park.

The National Park Service reports just over 252,000 people visited the park in October. That is 29 percent more than the previous October record.

In addition, the total number of visitors to Yellowstone so far this year has exceeded the 4 million mark.

Each of the park’s five entrances showed an increase in vehicles for the month of October compared to 2014 levels, with the largest increases at the South, West, and North entrances.

The park also saw a big increase in the number of buses and bus passengers during the shoulder season months of April, May, and October.

The Park Service says the record visitation in October may be the result of unseasonably warm weather during the month and marketing.

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