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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.

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Information from: KPHO-TV

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