This weekend: Free entry to National Parks

Explore all 400 national parks for free in honor of Veteran's Day.
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This Saturday and Sunday (November 11th and 12th), it's totally free to visit any of the 400 national parks in honor of Veteran's Day weekend. 

Now may just be the time to venture out since admission to popular national parks can triple.  (Do you think fees should increase? Take our poll to weigh in.)

If you're tied up this weekend, there are 10 total days that NPS offers free admission. 


Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Sincerely, the national parks

From outdated facilities to crumbling roads to well-traveled trails, many national parks are in need of facelifts with a total price tag of more than $11.6 billion. In order for generations to come to enjoy the parks' wonders and rejuvenating magic, that maintenance backlog must more

Doug Tompkins, 72, founded The North Face in 1966. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

5 new national parks in Chile

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has created five massive national parks to preserve the Patagonia, thanks to an astounding donation from Doug Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins. Doug Tompkins founded The North Face and Esprit and tragically died after a kayaking accident more

National Parks like Yellowstone will say goodbye to it's normal $30 entrance fee through this coming weekend.

This weekend is free at our National Parks

Pack your gear and #findyourpark. The National Park Service is waiving everyone through the gates (free of charge!) to celebrate its 100th birthday. THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS CONTINUING ITS BIRTHDAY PARTY and $0 park admission is what's in the goody bags this Thursday through more