Friday, October 21, 2011

Freebie Friday: The 2012 Dates When Entrance Fees Will Be Waived At Our National Parks

Balancing Rock At Arches National Park
Get out your calendars. This week the National Park's free admission days for next year were announced and there will be 17 in all.

As in 2011, these are sure to be extra delightful days on which to visit these national treasures. And that's not only because of the cost savings (which, to be fair, isn't that great: at most $20 per carload of visitors, less at other parks). But during these holiday periods, the Parks put on special workshops, Ranger-led walks and talks and other events to keep the crowds happy.

Drumroll, please. In 2012, entrance fees will be ditched on:
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Weekend (Jan 14-16)
  • National Park Week (April 21-29)
  • Get Outdoors Day (June 29)
  • National Public Lands Day (Sept 29)
  • Veteran's Day Weekend (Nov 10-12)
Have a wonderful weekend all! (And if you're in Atlanta, be sure to stop by the Atlanta Travel and Adventure Show. As I mentioned earlier in the week, I'll be giving two speeches there this Saturday).


  1. Hi Pauline,

    I wish I could make it to Atlanta to hear your speech especially the one on travel trends. Will it be aired on the web? What is the website with the event dates and times?

  2. No, it won't be aired on the web (sorry). For dates of other appearances, go to
    Best, Pauline

  3. It would be amazing part of your busy life when you will go to visit these national treasures.

  4. As always such great information. I loved hearing you speak in Atlanta.

    We seem to share some commons thoughts - hopefully we can stay connected. I spoke recently at the Coca-Cola Headquarters to a large group on Refreshing Stress Free Travel.

    Let's stay connected. I have some great things coming on the horizon!

    Also I think I just ran into your pal Ms. Stitt while googling for something totally unrelated to her!

    Chat soon!

    Ava Roxanne @MySkinConcierge