Mesa Verde Will Waive Entrance Fees on Veteran’s Day Weekend
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Mesa Verde National Park will be joining national park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Veterans Day Weekend in recognition of current and former servicemen and -women.
"In honor of veterans, entry to Mesa Verde National Park will be free on Veterans Day Weekend," stated Cliff Spencer, Superintendent. "I encourage everyone to visit the places that our veterans have kept safe for us."
All visitors who arrive at Mesa Verde National Park on Veterans Day Weekend, November 11-13, 2011, 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 Weekend.
For more information about the waiving of fees at Mesa Verde National Park on Veterans 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, go to the Plan Your Visit webpage or call 970-529-4465.
The fee free waiver does not include other fees collected in advance or by contractors-such as fees charged for camping, reservations, tours and use of concessions. To find other national park sites near you, go to nps.gov/findapark/index.htm.
Did You Know?
Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. It has 150 rooms, plus an additional 75 open areas. Twenty-one of the rooms are kivas, and 25 to 30 rooms have residential features. The number of Ancestral Puebloans living in Cliff Palace at any one time was 100 to 120.