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Grand Canyon Skywalk nears 1-millionth visitor

Posted at 11:57 AM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 13:57:00-05
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A northwestern Arizona tribe is preparing to welcome the 1-millionth visitor to its popular glass bridge that hangs over the Grand Canyon.
 
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is the Hualapai Tribe's signature tourist attraction on the reservation west of Grand Canyon National Park.
 
The Kingman Daily Miner reports that the bridge has seen a major uptick in attendance this year, pushing visitation to the seven-figure milestone.
 
The tribe's Grand Canyon Resort Corporation oversees tourism operations there. Corporation spokesman David Leibowitz says nearly 120,000 more people have visited the bridge in 2015 than in 2014.
 
Leibowitz says the tribe expects the millionth visitor sometime this week. That person will receive free gifts and pictures as part of the celebration.
 
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Information from: Kingman Daily Miner, http://www.kingmandailyminer.com