This is when you can get free admission at US National Parks in 2020
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This is when you can get free admission at US National Parks in 2020

Daily Star photographer Ron Medvescek retires after 38 years.

Saguaro cacti backlit by western sun at the Saguaro National Park, West, Tucson Mountain District (TMD) west of Tucson, AZ. Photo taken March 25, 2015.

The National Park Service will offer free admission to U.S. National Parks on five days in 2020.

Visitors and nature lovers can explore the stunning beauty of America's public lands and monuments while celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20. Other free admission days will be on April 18 in honor of National Park Week, Aug. 25 to celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service, Sept. 26 on National Public Lands Day and Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, according to a news release.

"Across the country, more than 400 national parks preserve significant natural and cultural areas, each one an important piece of our national identity and heritage," said National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela, in the release. "Free entrance days serve as additional motivation for people to get outside and enjoy these places of inspiration and recreation."

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More than 300 National Parks never charge entry fees, while fees at 110 parks range from $5 to $35.

Senior citizens, current military members, fourth-grade students and disabled citizens get free or discounted admission every day of the year. Get more information at NPS.gov/planyourvisit/passes.

Also, nature lovers can get unlimited free entry to 2,000 parks and federal recreation areas with an annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass.

These are the 10 most-visited National Parks in the US

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