Save Up to $30 at National Parks on Monday — and These Other Days

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The National Park Service is offering free admission on 10 days this year.

Monday is the first of 10 days during 2017 when all national parks will offer free admission.

The National Park Service will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by waiving entrance fees at all its locations on Jan. 16, as well as hosting special programs or volunteer opportunities at certain locations.

The 10 fee-free days for this year are:

  • Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day
  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • Sept. 30: National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11-12: Veterans Day weekend

The rest of the year, entrance fees at many parks range from $3 to $30, although some parks are also free throughout the year.

The National Park Service comprises 414 units. The national sites include:

  • Battlefields
  • Historic sites
  • Historical parks
  • Lakeshores
  • Military parks
  • Monuments
  • Parks
  • Recreation areas
  • Seashores
  • Scenic rivers
  • Scenic trails

The newest unit — the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York — was formally established just this week by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

To find the park nearest to you, visit the Park Service’s “Find a Park” page.

For another way to save money at national parks, check out “A Cheaper Way to See the USA: Volunteering in Nation’s Parks.”

What was the last National Park Service location you visited? Let us know what you thought by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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