The National Park Service
announced that this coming weekend entry into all 397 parks across the country will be open and have free admission for the public from January 14th
to the 16th
to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. day.
Some of the parks will be hosting special events in celebration of the visionary civil rights leader, including Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site in Georgia where you can literally walk in Dr. King’s footsteps.
is home to many National Parks which will be recognizing the free admissions. Here is a list of some of the parks that you can attend for free during the celebratory weekend.
Parks in Hawaii
Kalaupapa National Historic Park
is located on the island of Molokai, and the area of the park was an area of forced isolation from 1866 to 1969. People from Hawaii who suffered from Hansen’s Disease (also known as Leprosy), were forced to live here out of fear that the disease would eradicate the native Hawaiian populations.
Haleakala National Park
, located on the island of Maui, is a magical place with alien looking landscapes and sweeping views of the island of Maui. You’ll find jagged lava landscapes, sub-tropical rainforests, and a memorable hike through the Maui backcountry. The park will waive entry fees during the holiday weekend.Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
, located on the island of Hawaii
, is home to the world’s most active Volcano, Kilauea. Park entrance fees will be waived during the celebratory weekend. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park gives an insight to the birth of the Hawaiian Islands, as well as some details about how the islands became so ecologically diverse.
World War II Valor in the Pacific
is located on the island of Oahu at Pearl Harbor. This is the site of the historic surprise attack that the Japanese made on the U.S. armed forces which eventually brought America into World War II.