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Contact: Dan Johnson, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services, (435) 781-7702
Jensen, UT & Dinosaur, CO –August visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument showed a 15.5% increase for the month over the 2014 August figures. While there was a slight dip in May, the other months in 2015 had increases in visitation. As of August 30, recreational visits for the year tallied a total of 232,497 – a 15.3% increase over the same time period in 2014.
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August is typically the monument's third busiest month, following July and June. Visitation is typically lowest in January and February. Visitation statistics are calculated by using a combination of visitor center numbers, trail counters plus the actual number of wheeled vehicles entering the park gates and using a person-per-vehicle multiplier to calculate the number of monthly recreational visitors. Detailed park visitation information and additional information on how these statistics are calculated is available online at https://irma.nps.gov/Stats/Reports/Park/DINO.
Dinosaur is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year with a variety of events and activities from now through October. On Saturday, October 3rd of the Centennial Weekend there will be a dinosaur themed 100th birthday party for kids (or kids at heart) followed by a formal anniversary program later that evening. Visit https://www.nps.gov/dino/planyourvisit/dino100.htm for more information on Centennial Activities.
For more information, call (435) 781-7700 or follow DinosaurNPS on social media.