One of the national parks affected by the partial shutdown is right here in Central Georgia.
The Ocmulgee National Monument is the number one tourist attraction in Macon. Superintendent Jim David said the park could open Thursday afternoon if all goes well in Washington.
Richang Lu and his friends, one of whom was from China, were trying to visit the monument Wednesday.
"I'm very sorry I can't get into see the museum because of the government closed," said Lu.
Lu said he knew there was a possibility the monument would be closed, but hoped it would be open because of nearby schools.
Some of the tourists said it's worth a second visit.