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Devils Tower National Monument Celebrates 97th Birthday of the National Park Service

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Date: August 23, 2013

National Park Service Turns 97!

 Devils Tower National Monument Celebrates 97th Birthday of the National Park Service

 Devils Tower, WY:  Devils Tower National Monument joins over 400 hundred other National Park Service sites in celebration of the 97th birthday of the National Park Service.  "In recognition of the National Park Service's 97th birthday as "America's best idea" 400 individual national park units are illuminating their priceless value by waiving entrance fees."said Reed Robinson, superintendent of Devils Tower National Monument.

 There will be a special ranger-led walk around the base of Devils Tower offered on Sunday, August 25. Meet under the green awning near the visitor center at 9:00 AM.

 The National Park Service was established on August 25, 1916. The United States was the first country in the world to set aside its most significant places as national parks so that they could be enjoyed by all. Today, there are over 400 national parks throughout the country – each one an important part of our collective identity. Some parks commemorate notable people and achievements, others conserve magnificent landscapes and natural wonders, and all provide a place to have fun and learn something. Plan your visit at www.nps.gov/findapark.

 The mission of the National Park Service extends beyond parks into communities across the country where we work with partners to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities that revitalize neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life. To see what we do here in Wyoming, go to www.nps.gov/WY.

 To learn more about Devils Tower National Monument contact a park ranger at 307-467-5283, visit us online at www.nps.gov/deto or on Facebook at Devils-Tower-National-Monument-Official-NPS-Site.

 Devils Tower National Monument is located, 33 miles northeast of Moorcroft, WY, 27 miles northwest of Sundance, WY via U.S. 14, 9 Miles south of Hulett via WY24, and 52 miles southwest of Belle Fourche, S.D. via S.D. Highway34/WY24.

www.nps.gov/deto

Did You Know?

Devils Tower with snow

When the proclamation establishing Devils Tower was published, the apostrophe was unintentionally dropped from “Devil’s”—and this clerical error was never officially corrected.