The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday.
The National Park Service says visitors to parks in and around the nation's capital spent nearly $929 million in surrounding communities in 2012.
A new report from the U.S. Department of the Interior says Virginia's national park sites yielded nearly $1 billion in economic benefits with more than 23 million visits in 2012.
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