Celebrate The National Park Service's 100th Birthday With These Beautiful Photos

In celebration, entrance to National Parks is free for three days.

On this day in 1916, Congress created the National Park Service as a way to preserve America’s gorgeous public lands and historical sites. To celebrate its 100th birthday, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at all parks.

So put on your virtual hiking boots and check out some images of what you can explore on Thursday courtesy of the Department of the Interior Instagram and its user-submitted photo site, Share The Experience.

Brent Johnson/sharetheexperience.org
Grand Canyon National Park
Arianna Grainey/sharetheexperience.org
Grand Teton National Park
Danny Seidman/sharetheexperience.org
Mount Rainier National Park
Manish Mamtani/sharetheexperience.org
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Sean Goebel/sharetheexperience.org
Yosemite National Park
National Park Service
Glacier National Park
Kallem Phillips
Yellowstone National Park

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