SIC 7999 Amusement and Recreation Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

 
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SIC 7999

This industry covers establishments primarily engaged in the operation of sports, amusement, and recreation services, not elsewhere classified, such as bathing beaches, swimming pools, lottery operations, riding academies and schools, gaming establishments, carnival operations, exposition operations, horse shows, picnic grounds operation, ski resorts, and shooting galleries. Establishments primarily engaged in showing or handling animals at shows or exhibitions are classified in SIC 0752: Animal Specialty Services, Except Veterinary.

NAICS CODE(S)

561599

All Other Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services

487990

Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other

711190

Other Performing Arts Companies

711219

Other Spectator Sports

713920

Skiing Facilities

713940

Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers

713210

Casinos (except Casino Hotels)

713290

Other Gambling Industries

712190

Nature Parks and Other Similar Institutions

611620

Sports and Recreation Instruction

532292

Recreational Goods Rental

487110

Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land

487210

Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water

713990

All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries

Americans entertain themselves with a broad spectrum of amusements and recreations that include participatory and spectator sports, tourism, and other activities. Members of this broad industry range from athletes to bowling instructors and from fortune tellers to fireworks operators. The U.S. population's traditional interest in a rich and varied range of recreational activities has supported the growth of an enormous, sprawling industry to capitalize on the continued popularity of such activities.

Spending on recreational activities has grown dramatically since 1990, even in the absence of more free time. It was projected that spending by Americans on recreational activities would increase more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2005. Entertainment spending was dramatically higher in affluent and well-educated households.

While this industry classification covers many establishments, several areas of the industry have particular economic significance in the United States.

Ski Resorts

Skiing is one of America's favorite recreational sports, but with the number of skiers leveling off and operational costs such as snowmaking and workers' compensation rising, resorts were...

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