WASHINGTON - The partial government shutdown has closed museums, galleries and other attractions popular with visitors to the nation's capital. But not everything in Washington, D.C. is closed for business.
FOX 5's Bob Barnard spoke with Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC, who says the District still has much to offer even though main attractions, like the Smithsonian museums, have closed their doors.
Ferguson points out that D.C.'s theaters, restaurants and private museums are all still open for business. He said that tourists can still see the national monuments during their visit even though some services may not be available.
"For Washington, D.C., simply because there's such a larger federal government footprint, the perception is that D.C. is not open at all. And that's not the reality," Ferguson said.
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