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Entry to Hawaii Volcanoes Free on Presidents Day

February 13, 2014, 11:24 AM HST
* Updated February 13, 11:29 AM
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National Park Service sites, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, will have free admission on Monday, Presidents Day.

The waiving of admission fees celebrates connections between our national leaders and national parks.

The connections are vast. Nineteen presidents are associated with National Park Service sites with some involved with multiple ones, including five with connections to Abraham Lincoln alone.

Of the 401 NPS sites, another five have presidential connections.

Hawaii Volcanoes is one of five parks service facilities on the Big Island. Fees are also being waived at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park in South Kona.

No entrance fees are charged at the other three which are Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site in South Kohala, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park in North Kona and the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, which can be found along shorelines of much of the island.

Other free entrance days scheduled this year include the first weekend of National Park Week (April 19 and 20), the National Park Service’s 98th birthday (Aug. 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11).

National park passes that provide free or discounted admission year round are also available for active-duty military members and their dependents, senior citizens and people with permanent disabilities.

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