Mesa Verde National Park to Waive Entrance Fees on Veteran’s Day
Contact: Tessy Shirakawa, 970-529-4628
Mesa Verde National Park will be joining national park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Veterans Day in recognition of current and former servicemen and –women.
"From everyone in the National Park Service, I extend gratitude to all who have served in the U.S. armed forces and defended the people, freedoms, and resources of this country," said National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis as he announced the fee-free day. "In honor of veterans, entry to the national parks, which preserve many of our nation's finest natural and cultural resources, will be free on Veterans Day, November 11. I invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and savor places that our veterans have kept safe for us."
All visitors who arrive at Mesa Verde National Park on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010, will be allowed free entry into the park. Regular entrance fees will be collected for any additional days spent in the park beyond Veteran's Day.
For more information about the waiving of fees at Mesa Verde National Park on Veteran's Day, please call 970-529-4465. For information on NPS battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate the service of American veterans please visit the NPS web site at www.nps.gov/pub_aff/veterans/honor.htm. For information on visiting Mesa Verde National Park, please visit the park's website or call 970-529-4465.
Did You Know?
On a snowy December day in 1888, while ranchers Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason searched Mesa Verde’s canyons for stray cattle, they unexpectedly came upon Cliff Palace for the first time. The following year, the Wetherill brothers and Mason explored an additional 182 cliff dwellings.