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National Parks offer full week without admission fees


 Hikers pause at the base of Mount Rainier during a day hike Nov. 27, 2002, inside Mount Rainier National Park. On Sunday, Mount Rainier shook with a 3.2-magnitude earthquake, but scientists said the quake does not signal an eruption soon. 
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Hikers pause at the base of Mount Rainier during a day hike Nov. 27, 2002, inside Mount Rainier National Park. On Sunday, Mount Rainier shook with a 3.2-magnitude earthquake, but scientists said the quake does not signal an eruption soon. (File/Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

PUBLIC LANDS -- National parks will be waiving entrance fees to celebrate National Parks Week April 21-29.

The Park Service is waiving fees for a total of 17 days in 2012.

Offering  free admission to national parks and other federal lands has been featured the past three years as a cost-friendly family vacation option in the economic slump.




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