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Grand Canyon National Park to offer free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

PHOENIX — Grand Canyon National Park will offer guests free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.

The free admission date on Monday, Jan. 18 is a part of the National Park Service’s initiative to celebrate its 100th “birthday” with 16 free days in 2016.

Other free admission days include:

  • April 16 – 24 for National Park Week
  • Aug. 25 – 28 for National Park Service Birthday
  • Sept. 24 for National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

Typically, Grand Canyon National Park would cost visitors $30 per vehicle or $15 per person travelling by foot, bicycle, park shuttle bus, Grand Canyon Railway or private rafting trip. Active duty military members get free admission all year-round.

The admission fee includes access to both Grand Canyon rims: North and south.

More than 400 parks fall underneath the National Park Service umbrella, although only 127 of them charge an entrance fee.

In 2015, the Grand Canyon West attraction, which includes features such as the skywalk, hit one million visitors in 2015, up from 882,000 in 2014.

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