Report: Nebraska Park Tourism Adds Millions to Economy

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A new report shows those visiting Nebraska's national parks spent $13.2 million dollars on their trip. The National Park Service report covers tourism in 2012, the latest figures available.

The NPS report shows roughly 300,000 people visited Nebraska's national parks two years ago.

Their spending supported 200 jobs in the state.

“The national parks of Nebraska attract visitors from across the country and around the world,” says NPS Midwest Regional Director Michael T. Reynolds.

“This new report shows that national park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy - returning $10 for every $1 invested.”

The report shows most visitor spending supports jobs in restaurants, grocery and convenience stores (39%), hotels, motels and B&Bs (27%), and other amusement and recreation (20%).

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