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Waive Entrance Fees At National Parks

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WAIVE ENTRANCE FEES AT NATIONAL PARKS
By Robert Weiner & Jonathan Battaglia

From the grasslands of Petrified Forest to the stratified depths of the Grand Canyon, our national parks are blessed with some of the most beautiful stretches of land in the world.

However, attendance has been on the decline.

In 1995, over 68 million people visited the parks. By 2009, the number was down to 63 million -- a 9 percent decrease amid a 26 percent increase in U.S. population. Even at the Grand Canyon, the nation's most popular park, attendance has dropped by 200,000 since 1995.

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