• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Visit Mesa Verde National Park during National Park Week

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Date: April 10, 2012
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608

Mesa Verde National Park is inviting people everywhere to enjoy free admission to the park during National Park Week, April 21-29, 2012. This year's theme is "Picture Yourself in a Park." The National Park Service (NPS) and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, join together each year to celebrate this special week and entrance fees are waived to all NPS units which charge an entrance fee.

Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer stated, "This is a great time for families to visit their national parks. Waiving the entrance fee serves as an incentive for locals and visitors alike to explore Mesa Verde National Park and all it has to offer."

Additional fee free days for 2012 for National Park Service units are:

June 9 (Get Outdoors Day)
September 29 (National Public Lands Day)
November 10 to 12 (Veterans Day weekend)

Additional information on visiting Mesa Verde may be obtained by visiting the park's Plan Your Visit web page, or by calling the park's main information line at (970) 529-4465.


-NPS-

Did You Know?

Baron Gustaf Nordenskiold

In 1891, Swedish scientist Gustaf Nordenskiold studied, explored, and photographed many of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings. Considered by many to be the first true archeologist at Mesa Verde, his book, "The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde," was the first extensive record of its cliff dwellings.