Yosemite said today that 3,866,970 visitors came to the park in 2009, the most since the peak year of 1996.
The total in '96 was 4,190,557, and visits declined year to year through 2006. The number has been increasing since then.
Other milestones in Yosemite attendance:
- 1954, number of visits reaches 1 million.
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- 1967, number of visits reaches 2 million.
- 1987, number of visits reaches 3 million.