Ky. communities benefit from visits to Lincoln Historic Park

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new report shows that visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky spent $13 million last year in nearby communities.

The National Park Service report says the spending by the 241,264 visitors supported 227 jobs in the local area in central Kentucky.

The park’s acting superintendent, Stacy Humphreys, says the park welcomes visitors from across the country and from around the world.

She says the park is a way to introduce visitors to the entire region and what it has to offer.

Humphreys says national park tourism is a big contributor to the national economy, returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service.

 

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