Thursday, January 24, 2013

Carlsbad Caverns Visits Below 400,000 in 2011

Carlsbad Caverns National Park broke the 400,000 visits milestone in 2011, the most recent year for which figures are posted by the National Park Service ( But the barrier wasn't broken in a good way. The number of visits fell below 400,000 for the first time.

Online National Park Service visitor reports start with 1979, a year that showed 721,647 people coming to the Caverns. Visits fell below 700,000 for the first time in 1990. Visits cracked the 600,000 barrier in 1995 with 588,609 visits. The 500,000 barrier fell in 2000 when there were 469,303 visits.

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