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Mount Rushmore had over a 4 percent decline in tourism numbers in June compared to June 2013.
Mount Rushmore had over a 4 percent decline in tourism numbers in June compared to June 2013.
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July 22, 2014

Tourism for the Height of Summer Down Slightly from Last Year

Visitor numbers are down in the Black Hills this summer, SD Public Radio reports.

Industry officials cited the cooler weather as the reason for the decline. Cooler temperatures were prevalent throughout the beginning of the summer.

Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park both experienced more than a 4 percent decline in visitation compared to early summer visitation in 2013.

The numbers for July visitation to Mount Rushmore are below last year's average as well.

Read more stories about tourism on the Black Hills Knowledge Network.

 

 

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