Enjoy free entrance to US national parks from April 16 to 24

A woman stands amongst a grove of a Giant Sequoia trees in the Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 11, 2009. The Redwood trees which are native to California's Sierra Nevada Mountains are the world's largest by volume reaching heights of 274.9 feet (84.2 metres) and a ground level girth of 109 feet (33 metres). The oldest known Giant Sequoia based on it's ring count is 3,500 years old.            AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON



To celebrate National Parks’ Service 100th anniversary, from April 16 to April 24, everyone is enjoying free admission to all national parks in US these days.
The National Park Service usually offers free entry to national parks on certain days of the year, including President’s Day weekend and Veteran’s Day, however in honour of their anniversary this year the National Park Service will also be offering free entry for the duration of National Parks Week.
The announcement means that everyone can enjoy an extra seven admission-free days this year, bringing this year’s total up to 16.
The parks service outlined on their website that “It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea-the
national parks!”
If you are unable to enjoy the free admission during National Parks Week, one can also take advantage of free entry on August 25-28 to celebrate the National Park Service Birthday, on September 24 for National Public Lands Day, and on November 11 for Veterans Day.
For a complete list of the parks one can visit for free during National Parks Week head to the National Parks’ Service website.

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