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Government Shutdown Could Close Attractions

By April 7, 2011

Washington MonumentAttention DC visitors! If case you haven't heard by now, the federal government is preparing for a very possible shutdown starting Saturday morning. And that could affect some of DC's major attractions, including the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Washington Post reported in today's paper that a shutdown could affect national parks, the Smithsonian museums, as well as the Washington Monument and any other attractions that receive federal funds. The Cherry Blossom Festival parade, scheduled for Saturday, would be cancelled if the government officially shuts down.

Check back here for updates or contact your member of Congress to find out about the shutdown. But the way people in Washington are talking, it's all but a sure thing. I'm also preparing a list of things to do in Washington that will remain open during the shutdown.

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