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Posted 12/23/08 (Tue)
The visitor center at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, located 1 mile north of Stanton, will be closed Dec. 25 and 26, and Jan. 1. The grounds at KRIV will remain open those days.
"We encourage visitors to enjoy their national parks in winter," said Valerie Naylor, state coordinator for the National Park Service in North Dakota. "Winter often provides outstanding photo opportunities and interesting wildlife viewing."
The visitor centers in the three North Dakota national parks (KRIV, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site) are usually closed only three days per year -- Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. This year, President George W. Bush issued an Executive Order excusing most employees from duty on Dec. 26.