NU Tourist Attraction Numbers 21 Nov 12

The New Ulm Park and Rec Department has released the attendance figures for the Hermann Monument for the 2012 season. New Ulm’s national symbol for the contributions of Americans of German heritage continues to be a big tourist draw, with a total of nearly 12,000 people visiting the monument this year. Those numbers are comparable to the past 5 years, with the Hermann Monument retaining its third place ranking among the most-visited tourist attractions in New Ulm. Flandrau State Park is the most visited attraction, with nearly 248,000 visitors annually, and the August Schell Brewery is second place with more than 40,000 people taking the tour of the brewery each year, and many more visiting the grounds for various reasons.