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National parks to reopen on a limited basis

3:47 PM, Oct 12, 2013   |    comments
  • Park ranger Lee Wilson passes out park information to visitors at the entrance to Zion National Park on Saturday in Springdale, Utah. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said he reached an agreement to pay $166,572 a day to the Interior Department to open eight national sites in Utah. David Becker, Getty Images
  • Passengers enjoy a boat ride n New York Harbor on Saturday as they pass Lady Liberty. John Minchillo, AP
  • Visitors are seen in Utah's Zion National Park on Oct. 11, 2013. Trent Nelson, AP
  • Visitors to Zion National Park take in the sights after the park opened on a limited basis on Oct. 11, 2013, near Springdale, Utah. The day before, the Obama administration said it would allow states to use their own money to reopen. Trent Nelson, AP
  • A couple walks next to sign informing them that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on Saturday, in New York. The Obama administration said it would allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks after a handful of governors made the request. Kena Betancur, Getty Images
  • Passengers photograph the Statue of Liberty from a boat that circles famous landmarks on Oct. 12, 2013, in New York Harbor. On Sunday, the Statue of Liberty will reopen to the public after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown. John Minchillo, AP
  • Tourists arrive at the New York Harbor on Saturday. Kena Betancur, Getty Images
  • Passengers board a ship that will circle the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks in New York harbor on Saturday. John Minchillo, AP
    
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The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore have found a way around the government shutdown for now and will reopen with the help of state funding.

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