Grand Canyon National Park

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June 18, 2019 - 10:18 am
By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) — If you're planning on touring the Grand Canyon National Park during the daytime, reconsider. The park's got one of the world's best night skies. The park was just certified as an International Dark Sky Park, which means it's got a "distinguished quality of starry...
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This May 19, 2018 file photo released by the National Park Service shows Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent, Christine Lehnertz at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
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March 14, 2019 - 1:32 pm
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park is resigning, less than three years after she took the helm of one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Christine Lehnertz notified the National Park Service on Thursday of...
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The National Park Service on Thursday unveiled a new plan to hike entrance fees at national parks with more modest increases than the ones it proposed last fall.
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February 25, 2019 - 12:34 pm
By Katia Hetter (CNN) -- Pete McBride is worried about the Grand Canyon, so he decided to hike it. All of it. A few years ago, the adventure filmmaker, photographer and writer filmed the path of the Colorado River and was amazed to see that the river doesn't reach the ocean anymore. The river "...
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In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Will Smith arrives at the U.S. premiere of "Bright" in Los Angeles.
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September 25, 2018 - 9:01 pm
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon. Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on YouTube,...
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