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Yellowstone National Park Sees One Million Visitors In 2013

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Yellowstone National Park has reached the one-million mark for summer visitors.

It took a little longer this year to reach that number because officials changed the way they calculate park visitors.

Yellowstone calculated visitors each month by taking the number of vehicles entering park gates and multiplying by the average number of people per vehicle.

In previous years, the park used an average of 2.91 people per vehicle.  Today that number is 2.58.

Park officials say this is a more accurate average.

July is typically the park's peak visitation month, followed in order by August, June, September, and May.

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