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What Park Visitors Are Finding on 'Shutdown' Day

Here's what's open and what's closed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 22, 2018 5:15 PM CST
Motorists glide through the unattended toll booths at Rocky Mountain National Park Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Estes Park, Colo.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks "will remain as accessible as possible," although some roads at Rocky Mountain National Park are closed as snow goes unplowed, the AP reports. But, while the star-spangled banner yet waves at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, the gates at the War of 1812 landmark are locked. Tourists trekking to parks and historic sites across the US on Saturday are seeing a mix of impacts from the federal government's second shutdown in less than a year. Some attractions are staying open thanks to funding from states and charitable groups. At some parks, you're welcome to take a hike—but you're largely on your own. At others, like the closed Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, you're out of luck. In detail:

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