Carlsbad Caverns Sees a Rise in the Number of Visitors

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Despite tough times, Carlsbad Caverns' is seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

Officials at the national park say visits were up 8 percent last year.

Carlsbad Caverns hasn't seen that many visitors since 2003.

Officials say there are several reasons why, but they don't think waiving entrance fees for a week contributed to the big increase.