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Yosemite National Park celebrates a lonely 123-year-old birthday

One of the country's most famous tourist attractions is celebrating its birthday Tuesday ... all alone.

Yosemite National park, arguably the nation's most visited outdoor attraction, turns 123-years-old Tuesday, but because Tuesday is also the first day of the government shutdown, the park will remain closed.

Other tourist attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island in New York, and the Smithsonian in D.C., are also shut.

Google's doodle for Tuesday celebrates the 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park on the same day that a federal government shutdown means the gates to Yosemite will be locked. Google

You can't even visit it online.

Google is celebrating Yosemite's birthday, however.

Log onto the search engine, and you'll see a nice doodle greeting you with symbols from the famous park.

It's been a difficult time for Yosemite recently, between the Rim Fire, California's third-largest fire in history that spread into Yosemite, and the hantavirus outbreak, which killed three park visitors in 2012.

Let's just hope its 123rd year is not as tough on the national treasure as the previous couple.