- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park has broken its annual visitation record for the third year in a row, with more than 2.7 million people entering the park in 2016.

The National Park Service says this year’s total has already surpassed the number of visitors for all of last year by more than 370,000.

The park also set a new record last month for September visitation, with more than 470,000 visitors. That marked a 32 percent increase from September 2015.

Last month’s numbers followed a series of record-setting months for Glacier attendance in May, June, July and August.

The increase in visitation comes as the National Park Service celebrates its 100th year.

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