Honoring Public Lands Day
Contact(s): Bob Moore (314) 655-1600
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
WHEN: Saturday September 29, 2007
WHAT: Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne has announced that all entrance fees to National Park Service areas will be waived on September 29, 2007, in honor of National Public Lands Day. The fee waiver also applies to other agencies within the Department of the Interior, such as the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as lands managed by the Department of Agriculture’s National Forest Service. In St. Louis, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, including the Gateway Arch, will not charge entrance fees on this day. However, fees to ride the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch and for viewing films at the park will still be charged. Special events at the Gateway Arch Visitor Center will include:
· Alaska: Spirit of the Wild shown at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm on the four story high wide screen in the Odyssey Theater.
WHY: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial commemorates St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the United States during the 19th century. The entrance fee-free day presents an excellent opportunity for visitors to experience national parks and exercise their minds and bodies while uplifting their spirits.
The Gateway Arch will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the weekend, while the Old Courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit us at www.nps.gov/jeff.
Did You Know?
Land for the Historic Old Courthouse was donated in 1816 by Judge John Baptisite Charles Lucas and St. Louis founder Rene Auguste Chouteau. More...