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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Smokies visits beats record
Nearly half a million people visited the Great Smoky Mountains in January beating the national park's previous record for the month by 30 percent. Despite the fact that the partial federal government shutdown meant laid off workers and few services for several weeks, Jamie Sanders, Park spokesperson said,  "Almost 497,000 people visited the park in January.  When compared to January 2018, it was about a 55 percent increase."  The visitation numbers beat any January or February on record.   The Park entrances at Oconaluftee, Gatlinburg, and Townsend all saw significant increases in visitors, and the Gatlinburg entrance had approximately 29,000 more visitors than any previous January.  The recent opening of the western stretch of the Foothills Parkway contributed to the increased visitation numbers.

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