The National Park Service celebrates 100 years today, August 25th, 2016! To celebrate the centennial, the 124 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee will offer free admission from August 25th through August 28th to everyone.
Participating parks in Arizona:
*Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
*Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
*Grand Canyon National Park
*Lake Mead National Recreation Area
*Montezuma Castle National Monument
*Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
*Petrified Forest National Park
*Pipe Spring National Monument
*Saguaro National Park
*Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
*Tonto National Monument
*Tumacácori National Historical Park
*Tuzigoot National Monument
*Walnut Canyon National Monument
*Wupatki National Monument
How many Arizona National Parks have you visited? Which ones will you visit this weekend? A few of our personal favorites are Wupatki (pictured), Walnut Canyon and of course the Grand Canyon!
As per the NPS website, the fee-free days cover entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Additional future free admission dates include September 24th for National Public Lands Day and November 11th for Veterans Day.