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National Park Week April 19 – 27

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8:56 am

Stones_River_07         Stones River National Battlefield

National Park Week begins this Saturday, April 19. All national parks will offer free admission during the opening weekend, April 19 and April 20. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our national heritage.


In addition to free admission during the opening weekend, the week will include several other exciting opportunities:


April 22 – Earth Day. Everyone is invited to look for a park when they can get involved and help out.


April 26 – National Junior Ranger Day. Youngsters can “explore, learn, protect” and will be sworn in as Junior Rangers.


National parks within driving distance form our local area include:


Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Stones River National Battlefield

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (GA)

Russell Cave National Monument (AL)