The Oregon Tourism Organization has released its 2017 Dark Tourism Index, which ranks tourist attractions based on their overall darkness, according to a release.
Oregon is in the middle of the pack of the top 10 states, according the report, which uses the state’s tourism industry rankings as a base.
The ranking is based on how much darkness the state has in its tourist attractions and how much lightness it has.
The rankings reflect Oregon’s growing dark tourist destinations, including the tourist homes and historic landmarks, the state parks and recreation areas, and its forests and wildlife areas.
The state ranks in the top five of the nation for the total number of dark tourist attractions per capita and for the average number of visitors per capita.
The top five states include Colorado, New Mexico, Washington, and Idaho.
In addition, Oregon ranked eighth in the nation in the number of outdoor dark tourist sites, with more than 1,300 dark tourist facilities in the state.
Oregon ranked 12th in the country for the number and percentage of dark visitor attractions per 1,000 people.
The Oregon State Park Authority also ranks Oregon in the bottom half of the country in dark visitor facilities per 1% of the population.
Overall, the Dark Tourism Rankings are based on a variety of factors, including whether there is dark-tourism-related crime, whether there are dark-trafficking or dark tourism areas, whether the state is experiencing tourism related incidents, whether dark tourism is a source of tourism, and whether dark tourist communities are experiencing increased tourism.
The top 10 Oregon states by number of Dark Tourism Attractions per capita, 2017The 10 states in the Top 10 Dark Tourism Ranking.