Eiffel Tower reaches 300-million visitor mark

Eiffel Tower reaches 300-million visitor mark
Posted at 5:20 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 14:04:50-04

(CNN) - The Eiffel Tower is celebrating passing the 300-million visitor mark on Thursday.

Celebrations include concerts on the different floors of the Tower, and a nighttime light and a sound show every half hour. The first floor of the Tower is being turned into a nightclub for the evening.

There's also a photo contest on Facebook. The winner gets a trip to Paris! 

The Eiffel Tower was opened to the public in 1889. It now gets about 7 million visitors a year from around the world.

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