The Buffalo News reported that a tour group of dozens of people from western New York was unable to take pictures of the monument because highway viewing areas were coned off.
“It’s all closed up,” the newspaper quoted North Collins, N.Y., resident Hilde Werneth as saying. “They won’t even let you stop and take a picture. You can only drive by.”
Jim Hagen, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, said the situation is hurting people from out-of-state and international visitors who are in South Dakota to visit the monument.
◼ Families throw off the cones at Badlands National Park in South Dakota - Twitchy
@michellemalkin my husband throwing the cones out of the way at the Bad Lands National Park, South Dakota pic.twitter.com/mbR6fxbp7h
— Noelle Bruno (@NoelleBruno) October 6, 2013
REMEMBER THIS: Park Service is under Department of Interior, which is EXECUTIVE BRANCH.