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Free Entrance to Devils Tower National Monument in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Date: January 6, 2014
Contact: Nancy Stimson, 307 467 5283

Devils TowerNational Monument News Release

Free Entrance to Devils Tower National Monument in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Devils Tower National Monument will be joining 401 national park units across the country in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with free entry into the park on Monday, January 20.

The national parks hold something for everyone—hardcore hikers and campers and people who like to explore history, take a leisurely nature walk, or simply pack a picnic lunch and get away from it all. In the parks, visitors of all abilities and interests can enjoy a holiday, often without making more than a short trip from one of the population centers many of us call home.

"Winter can be a great time to visit Devils Tower." said Nancy Stimson, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Devils Tower National Monument. "There are fewer people in the park and the pace is slower, more relaxing. Fee free days are a great opportunity to re-discover a national park in your backyard. I invite everyone to take advantage of this great opportunity to explore the national parks in the Black Hills."

The National Park Service will waive admission fees on 10 other days in 2014 – President's Day weekend Feb 15-17, the first weekend of National Park Week (April 19-20), the National Park Service's 98th birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27), and Veterans Day (November 11).

National park passes that provide free or discounted admission are available for active duty military members and their dependents, senior citizens, and people with permanent disabilities. For more on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

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.

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Did You Know?

Painting of large bear trying to climb Devils Tower

Over 20 tribes have a cultural affiliation with Devils Tower. Many tribes have stories about how the Tower was created. Most of the stories talk about a bear using its claws to score the Tower's sides.