Yellowstone National Park visitors spent $513M in 2018

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, a large bison blocks traffic as tourists take photos of the animals in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park in Wyo. A federal report shows visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly $513 million in neighboring communities last year. The report last week from the National Park Service indicates the spending by the park's 4.1 million visitors supported nearly 7,100 jobs in the area in 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
File - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, James Kristy and Ginger Lee of Palm Beach County, Fla., walk the boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park's Mammoth Hot Springs. A federal report shows visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly $513 million in neighboring communities last year. The report last week from the National Park Service indicates the spending by the park's 4.1 million visitors supported nearly 7,100 jobs in the area in 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A federal report shows visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly $513 million in neighboring communities last year.

The report last week from the National Park Service indicates the spending by the park's 4.1 million visitors supported nearly 7,100 jobs in the area in 2018.

According to the report, the more than 468,000 visitors to Devils Tower National Monument in northeast Wyoming spent $30 million last year, supporting more than 400 jobs.

The park service recorded more than 318 million visitors nationwide. The report shows they spent more than $20 billion in communities within 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) of parks to support 329,000 jobs.

Of the nationwide visitor spending, nearly $7 billion was on lodging expenses and $4 billion was on restaurants and bars.

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