Looking for something to do on your day off from school or work? All 398 national parks across the country will have free admission today in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“The holiday provides the perfect opportunity to visit a national park with a direct connection to Dr. King – a place where you could literally walk in his footsteps,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis in a press release. 

Here's a list of national parks you could visit to honor Dr. King:

The National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places also recognizes several locations associated with African American history. Their travel itineraries, We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement and Aboard the Underground Railroad, provide details on more than 100 significant sites.     

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the first fee-free admission day of the year for the National Park Service. The organization will also waive admission fees on 10 other days in 2013: the weekdays of National Park Week (April 22 through 26), the National Park Service’s 97th birthday (Aug. 25), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 9 through 11).

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