Ten free entry days at U.S. National Parks in 2017

Ten free entry days at Everglades National Park and Shark Valley and other national parks in 2017.

The National Park Service will offer free admission to U.S. National Parks on 10 days in 2017, according to a news release.

Visitors can explore the stunning beauty of Ameirca's public lands at more than 300 U.S. parks and monuments while celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16.

Other free admission days are Feb. 20 for Presidents Day; April 15-16 and April 22-23 to celebrate National Park Week weekends; Aug. 25 for the National Park Service's 99th birthday; National Public Lands Day on Sept. 30; and Veterans Day on Nov. 11-12.

Most of our 413 parks don't charge an entry fee. Fees for the 124 parks that do are $3 to $30, according to the park service.

Senior citizens, current military members, fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens and get free or discounted admission.

Also, travelers can get unlimited free entry to 2,000 parks and federal recreation areas with with an annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass.

For more information, go to NPS.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

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