Blog — National Parks
Posted by Michelle Osborn on
TO CELEBRATE ITS CENTENNIAL YEAR, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WILL BE WAIVING ENTRANCE FEES ON 16 DAYS IN 2016.
National Park Service’s 100th birthday weekend is almost here August 25-28!
The National Park Service was founded on Aug. 25, 1916, and since then, 84 million acres comprising of 409 sites — 58 of which are national parks — have been established across the U.S., according to the organization’s website.
"The parks, monuments, recreation areas, battlefields and seashores collectively contain more than 18,000 miles of trails, 27,000 historic and prehistoric structures and 247 species of endangered and threatened wildlife."