April 14, 2010

FREE Entrance Days to the National Parks

There are several dates this year you may want to mark on your calendar or schedule into your vacation.  Every year  there are certain dates when over 100 national parks entrance fees are waived.  That being said it’s nice to know there are 392 national parks that NEVER charge an entrance fee.  The dates to be aware of are:
April 17-25, 2010 (National Park Week)

September 25, 2010 (Public Lands Day)

November 11, 2010 (Veterans Day)

Area National Parks Include:


Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Cedar Breaks, Dinosaur, Glen Canyon, Golden Spike, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges & Zion


Death Valley, Lake Mead


Casa Grande, Glen Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, Pipe Spring

Go to: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm for a complete listing of free parks by state.

Enjoy YOUR National Parks!!!

Filed under: FREE Things To DO,National Parks,Travel Tips admin @ 5:00 pm

Dixie Escalante Kite Festival

The Dixie Escalante Kite Festival aims to promote reading as a habit and encourage students to engage in family-oriented physical activity. On the day of the event, qualifying students earn a high-quality kite or book for their reading efforts. Entrance to the festival is free and everyone is welcome to bring their own kite and hoist it into the air.  The festival is conveniently located at the SunRiver Golf Course off Exit 2 of I-15. From St. George, simply drive south on I-15 past Exit 4 (where the Bloomington Walmart is located) until you reach Exit 2. Parking and shuttles for the event is free and located just off the freeway. This event takes place on April 17, 2010 from 10am-9pm. Visit there website at http://www.dixiekitefestival.com

Filed under: Area Events,FREE Things To DO admin @ 4:07 pm