Next weekend, November 11-13, get FREE admission at national parks across the country, perfect for a family outing. While many national parks offer free admission regularly, this special applies to the over 100 parks that normally charge fees. In addition, park concessioners are advertising special offers like reduced rates on horseback riding and tram tours.
Your kids can get ready by joining the Webrangers website and learning about the parks near you. Some parks offer FREE activity booklets at the ranger stations as part of the Junior Ranger program. Kids of any age enjoy hiking, watching for animals and birds, and exploring nature (just remember that you cannot take anything out of a national park). Older children can experience the history of people and places they've only read about.