Day Trips

Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service With Free Admission on August 25

My family at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Washington, DC
The Gilmore family at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Washington, DC

America’s National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25, 2015, and everyone is getting a present—free admission!

(Fun Fact: On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service, which today preserves and protects 408 sites throughout the country.)

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
Paterson Great Falls in Paterson, NJ

Visit a park in your neighborhood or plan a trip to one of the 408 National Park Service sites across the country to join the party.  To inspire visitors, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, have created a birthday list of 99 Ways to Find Your ParkThe fun list includes a wide range of activities that your family can do in urban parks, nature parks, historic parks, and everything in between.

The Statue of Liberty in New York
The Statue of Liberty in New York

Visit FindYourPark.com to find a park near you and then take the family to discover and enjoy America’s most treasured places and history for free.

 

Arches National Park in Utah
Arches National Park in Utah

 

Pullman Factory in Chicago IL
The Pullman Factory in Chicago, IL.

 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan

 

Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico
Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico.
 
(Photos 2 – 6: National Park’s Facebook Page)

 

 

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