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The Grand Canyon Skywalk is open during the shutdown, because it's owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe. (L. Richard Martin, Jr./Flickr)
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is open during the shutdown, because it's owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe. (L. Richard Martin, Jr./Flickr)

Tourists planning to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Big Bend and other national parks were disappointed to find the parks closed due to the government shutdown.

But many people who traveled long distances to visit the nation's open wilderness are finding alternatives, and local towns and businesses are benefiting.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Laurel Morales and Lorne Matalon of Fronteras Desk report.

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This segment aired on October 4, 2013.

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