Yellowstone National Park sees its third busiest October

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Yellowstone National Park - Despite several days of snowy weather, Yellowstone National Park recently enjoyed its third busiest October in the park's history.

The park hosted 211,987 visits, which was down 12.4 percent from October 2016, which saw 242,004 visits. The busiest October was in 2015 and saw 252,013 visitors. The park noted that snowy weather during the month may have contributed to the decline.

So far this year, Yellowstone has recorded 4,084,763 visits, making it the third straight year Yellowstone has eclipsed the 4 million mark. Year-to-date visitation in 2017 is 19.6 percent higher than five years ago in 2012.

In 2016, the park saw a record 4.26 million visitors.