If you were going to visit any national Park or monument in the near future, but were afraid of “biter” prices, we have great news.
Each attraction of the US national Park Service will be free to visit next Saturday, on April 20.
This date marks the first day of the annual Week of National parks, which is held in April. This year — from 20 to 28 April.
Every day will be dedicated to different topics — from military veterans and wild animals to the benefits of visiting parks for physical and mental health.
Park visitors are encouraged to share their experiences and photos in social networks with the hashtag #FindYourPark. B Twitter messages with such a hashtag will receive special “Ranger Emoji”.
Visiting all national parks is free in the United States only 5 days a year (one of it was held on January 21 — the Day of Martin Luther King Jr.).
The parks will also be open free of charge:
– August 25 (day of Foundation of the national parks Service);
-September 28 (national day of public lands);
-November 11 (Veterans Day).
The first national Park in America was the world-famous Yellowstone. Since then, the number of such parks in the United States has increased to almost six dozen.
The fourteen US national parks are inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list.
The richest parks in the States are Arizona, California, Alaska and Utah, where the most famous national parks of America are located.
In addition to the parks itselves, the system of the US National parks also includes other historical and natural areas: national parks, military parks, memorials, recreation areas, historical sites, national monuments, etc.