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Spend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at a National Park: It's the First Free Entry Day of 2015

Not that the United States' National Parks are all that pricey to begin with. In fact, most don't charge entry fees and the most pricey—places like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite—cap the fee at $25 per carload of visitors.

But this coming Monday, not only will entry to every park in the system be fee-free, many will be offerring special hikes, lectures, nature walks, photography tutorials and more. Oh, and those will be free, too (though some do require advance registration).

Along with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the National Park Service will waive entry fees on:

  • February 14-16 (President's Weekend)
  • April 18-19
  • August 25
  • September 26
  • November 11 (Veteran's Day)

There are some 405 parks in the National Park system. To find one near you, go to

(Photo: Death Valley National Park by Gordon Tarpley/Flickr)