Grand Canyon celebrates National Park Week with free admission, Earth Day celebrations

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - Visit the Grand Canyon for free April 19 and 20 to kick off the park's National Park Week and Earth Day celebration.

Guests can gain entry into the park for free on those days to begin the celebration week going through April 27.

In addition to free entry on April 19, visitors can see the award-winning environmental film "Watershed" for free. The film will be showing at 7:30 p.m. at the Shrine of the Ages and tells the story of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River.

On April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. park guests are invited to an open-house at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza. The open-house will feature park rangers, Green Team members, Grand Canyon partners and various other Arizona businesses and organizations, according to a press release.

Grand Canyon guests will still need to pay camping, concession, reservation and tour fees during free-entry time. Park visitors that plan extended trips past April 20 will have to pay for the additional days of their stay. 

After National Park Week, the Grand Canyon will also waive entry fees later in the year on National Park Service Birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27) and Veterans Day (November 1).

For more information, visit the park's website .


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