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. 

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

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