National Park Service Birthday: Free Admission

August 21, 2014 by  
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Happy birthday to the National Park Service, and happy free admission to us all…

The National Park Service celebrates its 98th anniversary on August 25, 2014 and we can all share the celebration. On that birthday date, admission is free to National Parks that usually charge an entry fee.

On the fee-free day, Monday August 25, you can enter every one of the country’s 400+ national parks for free – and we’ve got plenty to choose from in New Mexico!

It’s a great opportunity to explore without paying a cent. It’s also a good excuse to plan a day trip to visit a park you don’t know yet, or return to an old favorite, with options from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite.

The New Mexico National Parks with free admission on August 25 include:

Wherever you’re going, check the links above for current conditions at the park in case they have any special weather or other park alerts or info you need to know. Some parks may also have free events. For example,White Sands National Monument offers daily patio talks with a park ranger. White Sands also hosts a daily sunset stroll – a one-hour walk through the sand dunes, guided by a ranger.

Albuquerque’s own Petroglyph National Monument is always free to enter (with a nominal parking fee at Boca Negra Canyon). Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is always free too.

–Tania


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National Public Gardens Day Free Admission ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

May 7, 2014 by  
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National Public Gardens Day is on Friday May 9, 2014, and Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden joins in the celebrations with demonstrations, talks, and giveaways. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is also involved.

You can get free admission to ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden on National Public Gardens Day, May 9 when you print out the free admission coupon at this link – click the yellow Get This Offer button. You will need to enter an email address and a zip code, but they don’t email the coupon to you – you’re taken straight to a page where you can print or download the coupon.

Last year the free admission tickets were via the Better Homes and Gardens magazine website and one coupon covered up to 10 people. This year I can’t see any info on how many people are covered by the coupon. So to be on the safe side, I suggest you download that coupon then print out one for each member in your party. That free coupon saves you $9 – $12.50 per adult admission!

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill is the other participating New Mexico garden. You can go free on May 9 using the Santa Fe Botanical Garden free admission coupon. That saves $7 per adult admission.

If you’re traveling elsewhere, there are many other gardens in other states across the country participating in the National Public Gardens Day free admission offer.

National Public Gardens Day events at the ABQ Botanic Garden will run from 10 am – 2 pm on May 9, with demonstrations and talks on gardening in the southwest, including water-wise gardening. Activities include making a koi kite and recycled notebooks.

The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden free admission coupon does not include the Aquarium – sorry! Stay outdoors and enjoy the spring scenery instead.

Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden is located at 2601 Central Avenue NW.

–Tania

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National Park Week Free Admission: April 19-20

March 27, 2014 by  
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If you’re ready to step into spring and get into the Great American Outdoors then plan ahead for National Park Week 2014.

Usually during National Park Week we get free access to parks for the whole week. This year they seem to be cutting back, as the free admission to parks is only on the opening weekend: April 19-20.

Still, those fee-free days means you can enter every one of the country’s 400+ national parks for free – and we’ve got plenty to choose from in New Mexico!

During the Free National Park Days  from on Saturday April 19 and Sunday April 20, 2014,  all national parks that usually charge for entry waive the admission fee and you can explore without paying a cent. It’s a good excuse to plan a day trip to visit a park you don’t know yet, or return to an old favorite, with options from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite.

The New Mexico National Parks with free admission on April 19-20 include:

Wherever you’re going, check the links above for current conditions at the park in case they have any special weather or other park alerts or info you need to know, and some may have free events

Albuquerque’s own Petroglyph National Monument is always free to enter (with a nominal parking fee at Boca Negra Canyon). Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is always free too.

–Tania

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National Park Week Free Admission: April 22 – 26

April 17, 2013 by  
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If you missed my previous post  on this, here’s a reminder that during National Park Week 2013 you can enter every one of the country’s 401 national parks for free . We’ve got plenty of choices here in New Mexico!

During Free National Park Week  from Monday April 22 to Friday April 26, 2013,  all national parks that usually charge for entry waive the admission fee and you can explore and get out into the beautiful big country without paying a cent. It’s a good excuse to plan a day trip to visit a park you don’t know yet, or return to an old favorite, with options from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite.

The New Mexico National Parks with free admission from April 22-26, 2013, include:

Wherever you’re going, check the links above for current conditions at the park in case they have any special weather or other park alerts or info you need to know, and some may have free events too.

Albuquerque’s own Petroglyph National Monument is always free to enter (with a nominal parking fee at Boca Negra Canyon). Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is always free too.

–Tania

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National Park Week Free Admission

April 9, 2013 by  
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During National Park Week 2013 you can enter every one of the country’s 401 national parks for free – and we’ve got plenty to choose from in New Mexico!

If you’re ready to step into spring and get into the Great American Outdoors then plan ahead for National Park Week 2013.

During Free National Park Week  from Monday April 22 to Friday April 26, 2013,  all national parks that usually charge for entry waive the admission fee and you can explore without paying a cent. It’s a good excuse to plan a day trip to visit a park you don’t know yet, or return to an old favorite, with options from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite.

The New Mexico National Parks with free admission from April 22-26 include:

Wherever you’re going, check the links above for current conditions at the park in case they have any special weather or other park alerts or info you need to know, and some may have free events

Albuquerque’s own Petroglyph National Monument is always free to enter (with a nominal parking fee at Boca Negra Canyon). Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is always free too.

–Tania

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ABQ Botanic Garden Free Admission Coupon for May 11

May 9, 2012 by  
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We mentioned this freebie before, but here’s a reminder that National Public Gardens Day is on Friday May 11, 2012, and Albuqueque BioPark Botanic Garden joins in the celebrations with demonstrations and talks.

Get free admission to ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden on National Public Gardens Day, May 11, thanks to a promotion by Better Homes and Gardens magazine and the American Public Garden Association. You need to sign up online at the link to get the free admission coupon, and tell them how many people you’re taking along – you can get free admission for up to ten people.

The Albuquerque BioPark garden is the only participating location in New Mexico, but if you’re traveling elsewhere, there are many other gardens in other states across the country participating in the National Public Gardens Day free admission offer. 

ABQ BioPark National Public Gardens Day celebrations run from 10 am – 2 pm on May 11, with info on gardening in the southwest, including water-wise gardening and landscape design and seed and container gardening, and featuring displays and demos from participants including the Albuquerque Rose Society, Albuquerque Bonsai Club, New Mexico Garden Railroad Club, New Mexico Native Plant Society, and many mulchy more.

Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden (and Aquarium) is located at 2601 Central Avenue NW.

–Tania

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National Public Gardens Day Free Admission ABQ Botanic Garden

April 30, 2012 by  
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National Public Gardens Day is on Friday May 11, 2012, and Albuqueque BioPark Botanic Garden joins in the celebrations with demonstrations and talks.

You can get free admission to ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden on National Public Gardens Day, May 11, thanks to a promotion by Better Homes and Gardens magazine and the American Public Garden Association. You need to sign up online at the link to get the free admission coupon, and tell them how many people you’re taking along – you can get free admission for up to ten people.

The Albuquerque BioPark garden is the only participating location in New Mexico, but if you’re traveling elsewhere, there are many other gardens in other states across the country participating in the National Public Gardens Day free admission offer. 

National Public Gardens Day events at the Botanic Garden will run from 10 am – 2 pm on May 11, with demonstrations and talks on gardening in the southwest, including water-wise gardening and landscape design. 

Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden (and Aquarium) is located at 2601 Central Avenue NW.

–Tania

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National Park Week Free Admission: April 21 – 29

April 19, 2012 by  
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During National Park Week 2012 you can enter every one of the country’s 397 national parks for free – and we’ve got plenty to choose from in New Mexico!

If you missed our earlier post, here’s a reminder that during Free National Park Week  from April 21 to 29, 2012,  more than 100 national parks that usually charge for entry waive the admission fee and you can explore without paying a cent. It’s a good excuse to plan a day trip to visit a park you don’t know yet, or return to an old favorite.

If you’re traveling beyond New Mexico, National Park Travel Deals include accommodation offers at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park to buy two nights and get one night free between May 18 and October 13, 2012 at the Togwotee Mountain Lodge in Moran, Wyoming.

Heading up to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado? Get 50% off a tour ticket when you buy a tour ticket between April 21 – 29, either on the 4 hour or 3.5 hour tour, and get a free dessert when you buy one dessert at Mesa Verde’s Metate Room restaurant. (Hey, the price of gas these days, every free dessert on a trip helps, right?)

At Grand Canyon National Park during 2012 fee-free days, you can get a BOGO free deal on narrated West Rim Sunset Tours, and 20% off $50 purchases at Xanterra gift shops, using these printable Grand Canyon coupons. The coupons are also valid on June 9, September 29, and November 10-12.

The New Mexico National Parks with free admission from April 21-29 include:

Albuquerque’s own Petroglyph National Monument is always free to enter (with a nominal parking fee at Boca Negra Canyon). Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is always free too. 

–Tania

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National Park Week Free Admission

March 24, 2012 by  
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During National Park Week 2012 you can enter every one of the country’s 397 national parks for free – and we’ve got plenty to choose from in New Mexico!

If you’re ready to throw off the winter woollies and get into the Great American Outdoors (and yes it’s probably just wusses like me who are still easing ourselves into hiking the hills while humming the Sound of Music) then plan ahead for National Park Week 2012.

During Free National Park Week  from April 21 to 29, 2012,  more than 100 national parks that usually charge for entry waive the admission fee and you can explore without paying a cent. It’s a good excuse to plan a day trip to visit a park you don’t know yet, or return to an old favorite, with options from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite.

If you’re traveling further afield, National Park Travel Deals from the National Parks Promotion Council include accommodation offers at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park to buy two nights and get one night free between May 18 and October 13, 2012 at the Togwotee Mountain Lodge in Moran, Wyoming.

At Grand Canyon National Park during 2012 fee-free days, you can get a BOGO free deal on narrated West Rim Sunset Tours, and up to 20% off at Xanterra gift shops, using these printable Grand Canyon coupons.

The New Mexico National Parks with free admission from April 21-29 include:

Albuquerque’s own Petroglyph National Monument is always free to enter (with a nominal parking fee at Boca Negra Canyon). Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is always free too. 

–Tania

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ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden Free Admission: May 6

May 3, 2011 by  
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National Public Gardens Day is on Friday May 6, 2011, and Albuqueque BioPark Botanic Garden joins in the celebrations with demonstrations and mini-workshops.

Better still, get free admission to the Botanic Garden on May 6, thanks to a promotion with Better Homes and Gardens magazine for National Public Gardens Day. You need to sign up online to get the
free admission coupon to ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. It’s the only participating location in New Mexico, but if you’re traveling elsewhere, there are many other free garden admissions in other states.

National Public Gardens Day events at the Botanic Garden on Friday from 10 am – 2 pm include:

  • Medicinal herbs of the Southwest with local curanderas
  • How to make your own compost from kitchen waste
  • Flower arrangements with Ikebana International
  • Garden origami
  • Railroads in your garden with New Mexico Garden Railroad Club
  • Tractor-drawn wagon rides at the Heritage Farm
  • Ideas on how to get children involved in gardening
  • Guided tours at 10 am, 11 am, and noon
  • Win Free Seeds!

See all the events for National Public Gardens Day at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Gardens and don’t forget to print out your free admission coupon!

–Tania

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