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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park joins all 398 national park units across the country in waiving entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend, from Saturday through Monday.

“We are indebted to the sacrifices our veterans have made for our country’s freedom and heritage,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “The National Park Service invites all veterans to reconnect with their country through their national parks this weekend, and throughout the year,” she said.

The park, which counts dozens of veterans among its employees and volunteers, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It offers more than 150 miles of hiking trails and many opportunities to appreciate the volcanic landscape, pristine native environment and Hawaiian culture that define this World Heritage Site. More than a dozen free interpretive programs are offered daily, and special events, including Ike Hana Noeau cultural workshops, After Dark in the Park presentations, hula kahiko performances and Na Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” concerts, are ongoing. Check nps.gov/havo for information for all events.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of five national park units on the island of Hawaii. Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is also free of charge Veteran’s Day weekend. There is no admission at Puukoholo Heiau National Historic Site, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park or along the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.

Information on special offerings at parks nationwide is available at nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.