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Yellowstone NP May visitation 2nd highest on record

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The park hosted close to 420,000 visitors in May, which is down 5.6 percent from May of 2016. (NPS / Jacob W. Frank) The park hosted close to 420,000 visitors in May, which is down 5.6 percent from May of 2016. (NPS / Jacob W. Frank)
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Yellowstone National Park experienced its second busiest May on record, according to the National Park Service.

The busy month of visitors comes as the park faces $2 million in funding cuts through the White House’s proposed budget.

The park hosted close to 420,000 visitors in May, which is down 5.6% from May of 2016.

The number of visitors so far this year is down 7.3% from this time last year, with about 550,400 visitors over the past six months.

According to the NPS, the number of visitors in 2017 is up 28.7% from 2013.

Glacier National Park stands to lose $1 million from its budget if Congress approves President Trump’s new spending plan.

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