Grand Canyon loses out on $19M due to shutdown
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -- Officials say the government shutdown cost Grand Canyon National Park $19 million in lost tourism revenue.
KPHO-TV reports the National Park Service released numbers Tuesday that show Arizona's top tourist attraction lost nearly 187,000 visitors between Oct. 1 and Oct. 16.
Overall, national parks lost a combined 12 million visitors during the shutdown. Officials say that translates to $568 million in lost revenue.
Information from: KPHO-TV