August 25-28, 2016, is National Park Service Birthday Weekend. Therefore the National Park Service is allowing free admission to every National Park! With over 400 national parks across the system, they are sure to satisfy those interested in nature, culture, or history. So far we have had volunteers roaming the woods of Yosemite, viewing the majesty of Mount Rushmore, and climbing Mount Rainier. Do you have a favorite National Park?
First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, tall sequoias, a vast wilderness area.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial resides in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Annually, it is estimated that around three million people visit this historic site. The Memorial commemorates US Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
Mount Rainier has attracted visitors to its slopes for millennia. From its ice-capped mountains to valleys traversed by clandestine rivers, Mount Rainier offers a range of environments for the tourist to experience.