US National Parks Offer Free Admission This Weekend

US National Parks Offer Free Admission This Weekend

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Devil's TowerToday and tomorrow, as part of its ongoing effort to give families a break during economic hard times, the federal government will waive its national park entrance fees at 146 National Park Service sites that normally charge $3 to $25 for admission. (Another 246 national parks, landmarks, and historic sites are always free.)

Entrance fees were already waived during two stints earlier this year, but this is the only time for free admission during the summer, a prime time for many families to take a trip.

Find out which parks are near you on their website. Don’t forget that not all National Parks are forests and rivers. Historical landmarks like Jamestown, the Wright Brothers Park and Saratoga Park over fee waivers as well.

(READ more in the CS Monitor)

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