Dickinson tourism sees big increase in visitor numbers

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DICKINSON, N.D. - The Dickinson Conventions and Visitors Bureau says they've seen a dramatic improvement in tourism numbers from 2018 to 2019.

The Badlands Museum saw a 14 percent increase in visitors from last year; 18 percent during the peak visiting months of June, July, and August.

The CVB's website had more than 30,000 more page views than last year from cities across the state and country. To keep growth going, the CVB wants to hear from you.

“We look for new photos, new videos, new stories, things like that that keep people interested. Most often, people who have been out here and go back and tell their friends and family, that's our most powerful tool that we have,” said Terri Thiel, Dickinson CVB director.

One of the key numbers is how many hotel rooms are booked up. 2019 numbers are 24 percent higher than 2018. Dickinson has about 1,700 hotel rooms in the city.