It's been a good year for tourism in Wyoming, and locals can expect the number of on-lookers to surpass last year.

According to the Star-Tribune, Wyoming could go well beyond the 8 million visitors who splurged with big money in our community in 2012.

This means more hotel bookings, more event attendees, and overall, more money going into our local economy. The official number of travelers paying a visit to the visitors center in our area has risen by 25% compared to last year.