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Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Grand Canyon National Park is free to the public today in honor and commemoration of civil rights leader and American icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees, commercial tour entrance fees, and transportation entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, guided tours, or use of concessions. Park entrance stations will have the Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.

Visitors who plan to spend time in the park beyond January 19 will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.

Grand Canyon's South Rim sits at approximately 7,000 feet. As a result, visitors should be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions, and should be aware that road closures and temporary suspension of shuttle service may occur with little or no notice if winter weather passes through the area.

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This year, additional fee-free days will occur in honor of Presidents Day weekend (February 14-16), kick off to National Park Week (April 18-19), National Park Service Birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 26) and Veterans Day (November 11).

For more information on what there is to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park, please visit the park's website For more on national park fee-free days click here