Free Admission for National Park Service's 99th Birthday
Today is the National Park Service's 99th birthday, which also marks a free day of admission, so you and your family can visit any national park for free!
Parks are so much more than the majestic landscapes you might think of; they also protect and preserve our culture and history in urban areas and offer endless ways for families to get involved.
Here are 20 great ways to enjoy the national parks- what's on your list?
1 Go climbing
2 Write poetry
3 Be an urban hiker
4 Visit a National Heritage Area
6 Learn about climate change
7 Discover a culture new to you
8 Experience silence
9 Walk through a doorway of a historic house
10 Find inspiration in the story of a civil rights leader
11 Go on a ranger-led tour #rangerspointingatthings
12 Hug a tree
13 Make a memory
14 Earn a Jr. Ranger badge
15 Relax on the banks of a scenic river
16 Celebrate innovation
17 Find life in a desert
18 Get inspired by a First Lady
19 Stand on a mountaintop
20 Bring a kid to a park