GOLDEN SPIKE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE (UPI) - As the temperatures rise, so, too, are the number of visitors at northern Utah's Golden Spike National Historic Site, superintendent Bill Herr says.

A total of 11,487 people toured the site in March. That's up more than 2,000 from the number of visitors one year ago, Herr said.Although visitation was down slightly the first two months of the year, Herr said good weather is expected to boost those numbers significantly.

The site, 32 miles west of Brigham City, is the location of the joining of the nation's first transcontinental railway in 1869.