Alaska's parks set record for visitors

Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's national parks saw a record number of visitors last year.

Visitation was up nearly 7 percent over 2006, with more than 2.6 million people visiting the parks.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway was again the most visited park in the region with more than 975,000 visitors.

Denali and Glacier Bay were the second and third most-visited parks.

All three saw increases over 2006, the National Park Service said.

This summer the park service will reopen the Eielson Visitor Center inside Denali. The building, which has been closed for three years, will open in June.

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