Free Friday on Thursday: No Entrance Fees to National Parks this Weekend

Kerry Kraus


There are so many special free events this weekend I’m starting a day early. On Saturday and Sunday, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to their properties. In Arkansas we are fortunate that four of our seven national park sites are already free: Hot Springs National Park, the Buffalo National River, if you don’t canoe or camp, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Arkansas Post National Memorial in Gillett. 

On August 14 and 15, the Fort Smith National Historic Site, Pea Ridge National Military Park and the Clinton First Home Museum and Exhibit Center in Hope can be visited at no charge.

Take this opportunity to visit these Arkansas and national treasures. We are very blessed to have them preserved for prosperity.

Don’t worry about the heat either. Except for the Buffalo, where you can go swimming in that gorgeous azure water, they all have air-conditioning.

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