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National Parks Celebrate Anniversary with Free Entrance Day

The National Park Service will turn 97 on Sunday, Aug. 25th and to celebrate their waiving entrance fees at all 401 national park units.

Grand Teton National Park will be serving birthday cake at noon at each of the park’s visitor center and offering 20% off all items sold at bookstores. They’re also hosting a traditional guitar sing-along and free evening program at 8:30 p.m. at the Colter Bay amphitheater.

The fee waiver will only apply to entrance fees and will not affect use fees for camping or boating.

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act, which established the National Park Service.