Do you have Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. day? You may want to take the kids to a National Park…admission is FREE in honor of the holiday 1/15.

If you can’t do Monday, head over here for a list of the other fee-free days this year (4/21, 9/22, and 11/11).


If you have a fourth grader this year, don’t forget about the Every Kid in a Park program! Head over here to request a pass for them to get up to three adults and unlimited kids (or a whole car full) into every national park through August 2018.

My daughter Kaitlyn was in 4th grade last year and we definitely took advantage of the pass. We took a family road trip to Yellowstone in July and it was amazing. We made stops at other national parks along the way too.

Please share with anyone you know with a 4th grader or 4th grade teachers!

Check out all of the options in our own beautiful state:

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon National Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Petrified Forest National Park
Pipe Spring National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Tonto National Monument
Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tuzigoot National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument