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Visitation at Dinosaur has plummeted in recent years as that building, the main attraction of the monument, remained closed — and the monument suffered the worst visitor satisfaction ratings in the park service. The monument on the Utah-Colorado border will receive more money than all but a handful of parks nationally.

Salazar listed the work at Dinosaur with such other high-profile projects as spending $5.5 million to rehabilitate the Independence Hall tower in Philadelphia; $8.8 million to stabilize the Ellis Island Baggage and Dormitory Building; $30.5 million to repair the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C.; and $9 million to replace an old wastewater treatment plant in Yellowstone National Monument.

"By investing $750 million to restore and protect America's most special places, we are creating a new legacy of stewardship for our national park system while helping our economy stand up again," Salazar said.

Acting National Park Service Director Dan Wenk said, "We will fix trails, invest in energy-efficient vehicles, build new visitor facilities, clean up abandoned mine sites, increase our ability to generate power from the sun, and finally complete overdue maintenance on our buildings and roads."

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