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Contact: Vicksburg National Military Park, 601-636-0583
National Park Week gets even better this year with fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that normally charge entrance fees.The staff at Vicksburg National Military Park invites the public to celebrate National Park Week, April 21-29, 2012, and Junior Ranger Day, April 21, 2012, to experience America's Best Idea - the national parks. Entrance fees will be waived during the entire week, making it easier for visitors to tour the park and enjoy its significant resources.
National Park Week is a presidentially proclaimed celebration in recognition of America's National Parks, celebratingwhat we all have inherited as Americans - 84 million acres of the world's most spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures. This year's theme - Picture Yourself in a National Park - encourages visitors to provide photos of them visiting National Parks to be used on the parks' social media network sites. In conjunction with National Park Week, Junior Ranger Day activities will provide the opportunity for America's youth to explore, protect, and learn about the nation's national parks.
Vicksburg National Military Park invites everyone to take advantage of these fee-free days, and come out to celebrate this special week by experiencing the National Parks.
For more information on National Park Week and additional fee-free days at Vicksburg National Military Park, call 601-636-0583 or go to http://www.nps.gov/vick/planyourvisit/events.htm.