Grand Canyon, National Park Service celebrate centennial with free entrance fees, activities

Posted at 6:52 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 13:11:08-04

The Grand Canyon will be offering free entry and a variety of free activities to celebrate the National Park Service centennial.

The centennial celebration will go on from August 25, the day NPS will turn 100, through August 28.

Entrance fees into the park will be waived and patrons will be able to explore the Amtrak Trails, the Rails Exhibit, Centennial Central, and much more.

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Centennial Central will be located at the South Rim Train Depot and will feature booths from local organizations and park partners, along with free cake and other food and beverage options that will be made available for purchase.

Visitors will be able to explore at the Amtrak Trails and Rails exhibit to learn about the importance of railroads in national parks over the years. Kids will be able to learn and explore trains at Chuggington Depot with coloring tables and a toy train.

For a full list of activities, including park ranger programs, visit the NPS website.

And lastly, don’t forget to stop by the North Rim Visitor Center at the Grand Canyon to join the birthday party!