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Tourism at NC state parks increasing

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SPENCER, NC (WBTV) - The down economy may be helping tourism in North Carolina to chug right along. 

The North Carolina Transportation Museum (NCTM) in Spencer saw significant increase in visitors in July over last year.

Mark Brown, the Public Information Officer for the NCTM told WBTV that the museum saw 1,700 more visitors in July 2009 than July 2008.   

Brown says in a down economy many folks look for attractions that are low priced and close to home.

Admission to the NCTM is free, but there is a charge to ride the train.

Other historic sites across the state also saw an increase, including the James K. Polk Historic Site in Pineville, Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County and the Fort Dobbs site in Statesville.

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