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All National Parks are Free (On These Days)

The National Park System is extending another gift to the American people in the form of fee-free days.

And lucky us—there are two in a month, right when the weather is warmest.

The 133 National Park units that charge entrance fees will cost nothing to enter on Tuesday, August 25, the birthday of the National Park Service, and then again on Saturday, September 26, National Public Lands Day.

Park facilities that are run by contractors (and there's an ever-increasing number of those, from Mount Rushmore's parking to Gettysburg's museum) will not waive their own charges. Guess we'll have to wait for Federal Handover to the Private Sector Day for that.

Take this opportunity and enjoy your country's wonders!