Closures Loom at Museums & Parks

If the U.S. government fails to work out its budget issues by midnight on Friday, April 8th, National Parks and museums would be forced to close.


Washington D.C. would be expected to take the brunt of the punishment if the government does shut down, turning away around 500,000 guests from the National Zoo and the Smithsonian museums.


The last time the government shut down, in late 1996/early 1996, the National Park Service was forced to deny seven million visitors entry.  Monuments and museums lost two million guests according to the report by USA Today.

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  1. mary neff

    I am a 41 yr old housewife and mother of three, I have never been one to follow politics or even keep up with reading the daily news. When I read this however I found myself getting extremely upset we are supposed to be the richest country in the United States of America, for crying out loud !! When someone like me who for so long never even thought that my one measly vote counted for anything – and was so ignorant for so long I didn’t even read the newspaper….it takes seeing something like this …..The Government Shutting Down To Wake Me Up – I’m Ashamed of myself and right this Moment I’m ashamed to be American….We really need to get it together !!!

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