KUAT Channel 6 AZ Illustrated had an interview tonight to promote National Park Week, when all 379 national parks & monuments in the U.S. are free. Click here for the show.
This is a great opportunity to take yourself and/or your kids to these parks/monuments in Southern Arizona:
Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ
Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, in Coolidge, AZ
Tumacacori National Historical Park, 1891 N. Frontage Road, Tumacacori, AZ
Chiricahua National Monument, near Wilcox, AZ
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (four miles west of Why, AZ)
I’ve been to all of these national parks and have enjoyed the amazing wonders of nature, and the historic settlements by Native Americans and Spanish settlers.
And if you’re reading this from outside of Southern Arizona, or Arizona, go online to the National Park Service webpage & click on a state to locate other parks. You can locate a national park by clicking on the map of all the states, or by name, location, activity, or topic. Arizona alone has 22 national parks, with the Grand Canyon National Park being one of the most well-known.