October 17, 2013
Kiowa County, Colorado - Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) re-opens to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and all facilities and other public services are fully operational. Sand Creek Massacre NHS has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.
"Sand Creek Massacre NHS joins 400 other parks throughout the nation in re-opening to the public today;" said Superintendent Alexa Roberts "we encourage all Americans to take advantage of the great fall weather and enjoy a visit to their national parks."
The Sand Creek Massacre NHS is open daily from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m., seven days a week until November 30, 2013. The park Administrative Office in Eads, CO, is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Daily tours of the park are available upon request. Group tours can be made in advance by contacting the park Administrative Headquarters at (719) 438-5916. Entrance to the Sand Creek Massacre NHS is free. Pets on a leash are welcome.
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