YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park declined slightly in July, compared to a year ago.

The National Park Service reports 888,335 visitors to the park last month. That is down 2.1 percent from the nearly 907,000 visitors in July 2011.

Still, the number of recreational visitors entering Yellowstone for the first seven months of this year is up compared to 2011. The park has recorded 1.9 million recreational visitors from January through July, compared to 1.8 million during the same period in 2011.

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