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Free Entrance Days in the National Parks, Nov. 9-11

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free!

  • November 9-11 – Veterans Day weekend

Here’s a tip-265 of your 398 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Some nearby ideas include:

Or visit the Find A Park page to find a destination suited just for you. Most Parks offer Junior Ranger programs just for kids, for both online and in-person exploration.

There are a number of badge opportunities available through the National Park System. Explore both the Heritage and Outdoor Skills Frontiers for ideas.

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Free Entrance Day in the National Parks, Sept. 28

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free!

Here’s a tip-265 of your 398 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Some nearby ideas include:

Or visit the Find A Park page to find a destination suited just for you. Most Parks offer Junior Ranger programs just for kids, for both online and in-person exploration.

There are a number of badge opportunities available through the National Park System. Explore both the Heritage and Outdoor Skills Frontiers for ideas.

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks, Aug. 25

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free!

  • August 25 – National Park Service Birthday

Here’s a tip-265 of your 398 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Some nearby ideas include:

Or visit the Find A Park page to find a destination suited just for you. Most Parks offer Junior Ranger programs just for kids, for both online and in-person exploration.

There are a number of badge opportunities available through the National Park System. Explore both the Heritage and Outdoor Skills Frontiers for ideas.

Evening Wagon Ride and Swales Walk, May 30

Explore the 1830’s wagon ruts left by Santa Fe Trail caravans, enjoy a wagon tour highlighting some of the history of Independence, and examine artifacts related to the Santa Fe Trail in the exhibit gallery to understand the importance of this international trail of commerce and military.

Thursday, May 30, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (advance reservations are required by 3 p.m.)

Cost: $15/adult, $10/children 6-17

National Frontier Trails Museum
318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO

For more information about the event, visit http://visitindependence.com/CalendarOfEvents.aspx

Learn more about the museum and other things to see in Independence on the Independence website.

Underground Railroad: The Who, What, and Where Did It Go?, May 30

Secret codes, secret symbols, secret agents, and songs! Cultural historian Brother John shares more insight on what was going on during this time in America’s history.

Thursday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.

Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd, Independence

For more information, visit the library website.
Registration required; sign up online

For ages 8 and up; family participation recommended

Walkabout at Midwest Genealogy Center, May 21

Take a walk around MGC and learn about all the wonderful resources available for genealogy and history research. Each department will be explored as we tour the building, displays, periodicals, microforms, special classes and events, rare books, full book collection, maps, and archived materials. Beginning level.

Tuesday, May 21, 10:00 AM
Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd, Independence

For more information, visit the library website.
Registration required; sign up online

Note: this event is designed for adults, though the registration form does not ask for age. Therefore, we can only recommend this for Pioneers and Patriots working on Ancestor Detector, and it would probably be best for a parent or other adult to attend as well.