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Yellowstone Visitation Down 4 Percent In January

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - After two straight years of setting records for the number of visitors to the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park is getting off to a slow start with visits down 4.2 percent in January when compared with last year.

Park officials say visits last month totaled 24,517, down from 25,595 last year.

Last year there were 3.6 million visitors to the park, the second straight year and the third time in the last four years that Yellowstone has set a new annual visitation record.

Most visitors at the park happen in the summer.