They don’t call the song “America the Beautiful” because of all the parking lots you have to choose from. Any time you want a reminder of the natural beauty and grandeur this country has to offer, the answer is simple. All you have to do is turn off the television, hop in the car, and drive to one of the 401 national parks under the care of the U.S. National Park Service.
This weekend, you have an opportunity to do that on the cheap. The National Park Service is celebrating its 97th birthday, and for that reason is allowing you entrance to all national parks for FREE on Sunday, August 25. If you happen to be on vacation this weekend in another state, we encourage you to click here and find which national parks are near your location.
For all you Cheapsters who will be here in our beloved Hoosier state this Sunday, you can travel to one of three national parks in our state. The first is the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This sandy park is in the northwest corner of our state bordering Lake Michigan. The second is the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. This one is on the western border, approximately halfway between Terre Haute and Evansville. (IU basketball fans may identify it as being directly west of Cody Zeller’s hometown of Washington.) The third of Indiana’s national parks is the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. This park is in the area where Abraham Lincoln lived as a boy, and is located south of Jasper and near Santa Clause.
The weather forecast calls for mid-eighties and sunny on Sunday. As long as you bring your sunblock, it will be a beautiful day to visit our national parks for FREE.