Getting Around

Begin your visit to the park with a stop at the information desk located in the Visitor Center. The staff will collect entrance fees and provide an orientation to the site's attractions and facilities. The main historic points of interest may be reached via gravel walkways.


  • The park is located in
    the Central Time Zone

  • Allow two hours to visit the park
  • No public telephone is located within the park
  • Tours are self-guided
  • A wide-brimmed hat, comfortable clothing, and sturdy walking shoes or boots
    are necessary for anyone planning to hike. Sunscreen is a must. Hikers must
    always carry plenty of water.
  • Three drinking fountains are available at the park-inside the Visitor
    Center, outside the Auditorium, and in front of the Commanding Officer's
    Quarters. Water bottles are availavble for purchase in the Visitor Center. The
    drinking fountains outside the Auditorium and in front of the Commanding
    Officer's Quarters are turned off from November to March because of freezing
    weather.

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