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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE!
CARLSBAD, New Mexico –In honor of the National Park Service's 98th birthday on Monday, August 25, entrance fees will be waived at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The waiver of park entry fees includes Carlsbad Caverns and the 264 other National Park Service (NPS) sites across the country that charge admission. Admission to the rest of NPS's 401 parks already is free.
Besides entry into the park itself, free admission into the self-guided Big Room and Natural Entrance portions of Carlsbad Caverns are included in this nationwide
celebration. Additional fees are still required for special ranger-guided tours that include King's Palace, Left Hand Tunnel and Hall of the White Giant.
Summer hours are now in effect at the park. The visitor center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Last entry into the cave via the natural entrance is 3:30 p.m. and
last entry via the elevators is 5:00 p.m.
For more information about Carlsbad Caverns hours, cave tours and other activities, call 575-785-2232 or visit www.nps.gov/cave.