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This is When America's National Parks Will be Free to Visit in 2017

© Suzi Pratt / Shutterstock
© Suzi Pratt / Shutterstock
Four hundred national parks and thousands upon thousands of monuments and historical sites are waiting to be discovered in the USA. Best of all, for eight days this year you won’t have to pay a single penny to see them.

While 137 sites typically charge admission, entrance fees will be waived on these eight days in 2017:

Saturday and Sunday, April 15–16 and 22–23: Weekends of National Park Week

Friday, August 25: National Park Service Birthday

Saturday, September 30: National Public Lands Day

Saturday and Sunday, November 11–12: Veterans Day Weekend

And if you can’t wait that long or are travelling to the US before these dates, buy an annual pass for a reasonable $80.

Here are the 137 National Park Service sites you’ll be able to explore for absolutely nothing this year:

Alaska

Denali © Gail Johnson / Shutterstock

Arizona

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Grand Canyon National Park

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Park Pipe Spring National Monument

Saguaro National Park

Tonto National Monument

Tumacácori National Historical Park

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Wupatki National Monument

Glen Canyon National Park © Edwin Verin / Shutterstock

Arkansas

Pea Ridge National Military Park

California

Death Valley National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Lava Beds National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Yosemite National Park

Colorado

Colorado National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Mesa Verde National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park © Mavrick / Shutterstock

Florida

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Dry Tortugas National Park

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Georgia

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Hawaii

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Idaho

Yellowstone National Park

Indiana

Maine

Maryland

Assateague Island National Seashore

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Fort Washington Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Massachusetts

Cape Cod National Seashore

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Vicksburg National Military Park

Missouri

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Montana

Glacier National Park

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park © Suzi Pratt / Shutterstock

Nebraska

Nevada

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Morristown National Historical Park

New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Valles Caldera National Preserve

Carlsbad Caves © Galyna Andrushko / Shutterstock

New York

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Saratoga National Historical Park

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial

Oklahoma

Oregon

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

Pennsylvania

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

Puerto Rico

South Carolina

South Dakota

Jewel Cave National Monument

Tennessee

Texas

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Natural Bridges National Monument

Zion National Park © VithFoto / Shutterstock

Virgin Islands

Virginia

Assateague Island National Seashore

Colonial National Historical Park

Prince William Forest Park

Shenandoah National Park

Washington

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

Mount Rainier National Park

West Virginia

Wyoming

Devils Tower National Monument

Yellowstone National Park