Trying to Pick Numbers Up

Attendance at Mammoth Cave National Park is decreasing and officials are trying to reverse the trend.

Visitation to the park fell from a little more than 566,000 visitors in 1992 to over 347,000 last year. A park superintendent says park officials are working with privately owned cave attractions to cross-promote and sell tickets.

Visitation to national parks has been falling for nearly 20 years. A study by a University of Illinois researcher blames the decline on competition from video games and computers.


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