Faculty Publications

Title

Attitudes of local residents to recreation and tourism development of Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania: A case study

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Attitudes, Civil war, Local residents, National military park, Preservation, Tourism

Journal/Book/Conference Title

e-Review of Tourism Research

Volume

10

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

12

Abstract

Many national military parks today are threatened by such issues as urban sprawl and commercial development. Local residents can play an integral role in minimizing or exaggerating these planning issues. The purpose of this case study was to measure the local residents' attitudes toward a national military park in order to identify these development issues. Survey respondents (n= 115) were residents who lived near the park. Although the majority of the respondents felt that the benefits of the park outweighed the negative impacts, and in particular that historical preservation was important for the town and park, differences were found in the respondents' attitudes.

Original Publication Date

7-5-2012

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