TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A new report shows the nearly 18,000 people who visited the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in 2010 spent $866,000 at the Topeka attraction and the surrounding area.
The site is dedicated to telling the story of the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned segregated education.
The National Park Service estimates that the spending supported 14 jobs. Fifty-two percent of the spending and jobs are related to lodging and dining. Another 29 percent of the spending was on retail, 10 percent was for entertainment and amusements, 7 percent was for gas and transportation and 2 percent for groceries.
Data about the Brown site is part of a broader visitor spending analysis conducted for the National Park Service by Michigan State University professor emeritus Daniel Stynes.