August 25, 2016 marks the 100th year of the National Park Service. Created on August 25, 1916 by Congress through President Woodrow Wilson, the NPS seeks to preserve the ecological and historical integrity of open land while also making it available and accessible for public use and enjoyment. The entire National Park Service accounts for over 84 million acres throughout the United States of America.
To commemorate and celabrate its 100th year, the NPS is offering special events across the country as well as free admission to ALL 412 national parks from August 25 through August 28.
Please visit the Official National Park Service website for details and more information. WEBSITE
And for who unfortunately can't make it out and visit one of the many national parks throughout the country, GOOGLE has created a beautiful and immersive online tour to take you through some of the majestic lands that are part of the parks system. You can explore that HERE.