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Contact: Nancy Stimson, 307 467 5283
Devils Tower, WY –
Devils Tower National Monument joins 416 other National Park Service sites in celebration of the 101st birthday of the National Park Service. In recognition of this special day, Devils Tower will waive all entrance fees into the Monument on Friday, August 25.
August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the "Organic Act" which stated that the purpose of the newly formed National Park Service was "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wild life therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
The United States was the first country in the world to set aside its most significant places as national park units so they could be enjoyed by all. Today, there are 417 National Park Service sites throughout the country – each one an important part of our collective identity. Some park units commemorate notable people and achievements, others conserve magnificent landscapes and natural wonders, and all provide a place to have fun and learn something. What better way to celebrate this 101st birthday than spending a fun-filled morning at Devils Tower with family and friends!
The mission of the National Park Service extends beyond parks into communities across the country where we work with partners to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities that revitalize neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life. To see what we do here in Wyoming, go to www.nps.gov/wy.
To learn more about Devils Tower National Monument, contact 307-467-5283, visit us online at www.nps.gov/deto, www.facebook.com/Devils-Tower-National-Monument-Official-NPS-Site or twitter.com @DevilsTowerNM.