FREE Admission to Every National Park! National Park Week is the biggest celebration of “America’s best idea” all year, including FREE admission to Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and every other park in the system. Budget Travel Friday, Apr 15, 2016, 7:00 AM (Lonely Planet) Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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FREE Admission to Every National Park!

(Lonely Planet)

National Park Week celebrates “America’s best idea” each April with a variety of events, activities for families, and, maybe best of all, FREE admission to every park. This year, April 16 through 24 (yep, nine whole days!) will see an exciting array of ways to say “we love our parks.”

FREE admission: Throughout National Park Week (April 16 through 24), every national park offers free admission.

Junior Ranger Day: Saturday April 16 is a day for kids to participate in fun Junior Ranger programs (learning to “explore, learn, protect”), earn a Junior Ranger badge (my kids each have one from our last trip to Glacier!), and become a Centennial Junior Ranger in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park System this year.

Earth Day: Friday April 22 provides a chance for every American to VOLUNTEER to pitch in and help with an eco-minded national park project.

National Park InstaMeet: Saturday April 23 will see thousands of Americans gather in the national parks to take photos and shoot videos, then post them on Instagram and other social platforms tagged #FindYourParkInstaMeet and #FindYourPark. FIND A NATIONAL PARK INSTAMEET NEAR YOU.

Park Rx Day: Sunday April 24 is set aside for recreational activities aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and well-being. LEARN MORE.

Happy National Park Week, and, as always, we heartily recommend that you make this the year you Find Your Park!

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