This blog post was updated on October 11, 2018.
A looming government shutdown could take away $32 million in revenue per day from national parks, according to the latest estimates from officials.
If a budget deal is not reached by midnight Friday, the federal government will shut down with national parks, museums, and monuments across the country forced to close to visitors.
Washington D.C. could be hardest hit, with the shutdown overshadowing the National Cherry Blossom Festival which attracts 1 million tourists annually.
A shutdown would lead to the furlough of 17,000 parks employees and put an additional 15,000 private contract workers temporarily out of a job.
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