Visitors to national park, sites spent $45 million

May 15, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A new tourism report shows about 733,000 people visited national sites in North Dakota last year.

The National Park Service says the visitors spent about $45 million in gateway communities while visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park and other national historic sites or trails. The analysis says visitor spending supported 643 jobs, about $19 million in labor income and had an economic impact of more than $56 million in North Dakota.

Visitor spending was down about $5 million from 2016.

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