Tag: National Park

  1. More Walk, Less Talk: A New Year’s Resolution

    More Walk, Less Talk: A New Year’s Resolution By Janet McCue and Paul Bonesteel “Launched out on an adventure today,” the diary entry read. Masaharu Iizuka, a handsome young man with a wide grin, wrote the passage in Japanese characters on what we think might have been his birthday, January 18, 1915. To launch his adventure, he boarded a train in San Francisco and headed east Read more...
  2. Park Tourism Generates $953 million in Visitor Spending

    Foothills Parkway - View from Bridge

    A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 11,421,203 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2018 spent $953 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 13,737 jobs in the local area. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, with every dollar invested by American taxpayers in the National Park Service returning $10 to the economy.


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