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apr 14 2010

National Parks Week deals: There's more than just free admission

Buy-one-get-one-free scenic cruises and promotions granting a second night free at hotels are among the many discounts offered at national park and recreation areas next week.

April 17 to 25 is National Parks Week, when, as we've mentioned before, admission at all parks is being waived. But free admission is just the beginning of the deals. A long list of park partner businesses are getting in on the action with specials of their own. Examples:

GLEN CANYON, ARIZ.

Guests of Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, can buy one ticket for Lake Powell's Canyon Adventure Cruise or Rainbow Bridge Cruise and receive the second ticket FREE during National Park Week. The Canyon Adventure Cruise departs daily at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and is priced at $52.50 for adults and $30 for children. The Rainbow Bridge Cruise departs daily at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and is priced at $100 for adults and $72 for children.

MESA VERDE, COLO.

Guests of Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado can book one night at the Far View Lodge, priced at $99, and get the second consecutive night FREE. This offer is valid April 22–April 30. Please note, entrance to Mesa Verde National Park is free through the end of April.

OLYMPIC, WASH.

Guests of Olympic National Park in Washington can book one night starting at $157, at any of three Olympic National Park properties managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, and receive the second consecutive night FREE. Promotion includes stays at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and Kalaloch Lodge during April 17-25 and stays at Lake Crescent Lodge May 7-31, 2010. Guests must book their stay for Lake Crescent Lodge by April 25, 2010.

SHENANDOAH, VA.

Guests of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia can book one night at Skyland Resort, priced at $125, and receive the second consecutive night FREE. This offer is valid April 18-29, 2010.

Related post:

National Parks Week returns this April

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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