Happy Birthday National Park Service!
It’s their birthday and you get the gift! Wishing the National Park Service a happy birthday includes you receiving a gift … FREE ADMISSION! On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Act of Congress that created the National Park Service and it has been serving America and visitors from around the globe ever since! Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.
So Many Parks … So Little Time
There are over 400 National Parks across the country and the entrance fees are being waived in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday. Whether they are conserving natural wonders, honoring people or observing achievements, the National Parks are cared for by the National Park Service which was established in 1916. How many National Parks have you been to?
Tent And RV Camping Is Available In Most National Parks
If your National Park visit is a multi-day stay, there are plenty of options for lodging. Of course, we like RV camping while visiting the Parks, check our our The Grand Canyon – There’s No Better Place To Get Edgy blog post if you are interested in going there. If you’d rather stay in more permanent accommodations, the lodges within the National Parks are beautiful and historically significant structures.
Resources For Staying In National Parks
Celebrate The National Park Service Birthday With Games
Game playing is part of every birthday party, right? It is also a great way to get kids and adults ready to experience the National Parks as well as alternatives to outdoor activities if the weather turns bad during your stay. We found awesome educational games for kids, coloring books for everyone as well as cards, dice, puzzles, board games and more!
Card Deck With National Parks Photos And FactsYAHTZEE: National Parks Travel Edition GameNational Parks Edition Jenga GameNational Parks 1000-piece PuzzleMemory Challenge: National ParksMonopoly: National Parks EditionTrivial Pursuit National Parks 100th GameNational Park Discovery Dice Game
Kids Activities In National Parks
Kids of all ages love the Junior Ranger Programs. Almost all of the parks in the National Park Service system have Junior Ranger programs offering activities to learn about geothermal geology, wildlife, fire ecology and more. Kids even have the opportunity to become Junior Rangers and get an official Junior Ranger patch and Junior Ranger certificate! We have more ideas for keeping kids occupied and interested while out in nature. Check out our tips for engaging them in our Fun Camping Activities Kids Love (and adults will too!) blog post.
National Parks Games And Books Just For Kids
Hiking In National Parks
Hiking is one of the most popular ways to experience the National Parks. If you will be hiking in a Park located in a desert environment, make sure you are prepared for the unique conditions. Check our our Day Hiking Tips In The Arizona Desert post for help.
There are lots of resources specific to the National Parks to help you hike the Parks!
Keep Memories From Your National Park Birthday Celebration
We found some awesome ways to capture the spirit of America’s National Park Service. Check out this cool stuff … National Parks postcard fabric, National Parks postcard set, National Park uncirculated quarter set, Yellowstone National Park hiking stick medallion, National Parks sticker set, National Parks adult coloring book, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, and National Park Roads: A Legacy in the American Landscape.
National Parks Postcard Fabric By The YardDeluxe National Parks Postcard SetNational Park Uncirculated Quarters SetYellowstone National Park Hiking Stick MedallionTop 10 National Parks Vinyl Sticker SetNational Parks Adult Coloring BookThe National Parks: America’s Best IdeaNational Park Roads: A Legacy in the American Landscape
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