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Get free admission to your favorite national park this Saturday
Saturday, June 9, is no-fee day at most national parks. Which one will you visit?
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 06:51 AM
The U.S. National Park Service is wondering where all the children have gone. This Saturday, June 9, why not bring your kids to your favorite park to celebrate Get Outdoors Day
and get free admission for a day of outdoorsy fun?
Saturday is one of a handful of free admission days
that the National Park Service offers to the public, and it's a great opportunity to explore a nearby national park, or to take in the sights at one you've never explored before. Your next opportunity to get in for free won't be until September, so if you want to get out to a national park this summer, this is your chance. Here's the list of free admission dates for the rest of 2012:
June 9: Get Outdoors Day
Sept. 29: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 10-12: Veterans Day weekend
It's true. Kids can't fall in love with national parks if they've never been to one. Books, apps and websites that teach them about nature are great, but when it comes down to experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of a national park, there's nothing like the real thing.
So grab the kids and the camera and hatch a plan to visit a national park this Saturday. I'll be at one of the ranger programs
at Shenandoah National Park. Which national park will you visit?
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