Flagstaff AZ (January 16, 2013) – Flagstaff Area National Monuments will be joining national park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in recognition of his civil rights efforts. Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments on January 21, 2013. Visitors arriving in the monuments on January 21 will enter free of charge. The visitor centers will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.
Western National Parks Association (WNPA) bookstore will also celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by offering a 15% discount on all products at the monument bookstores on January 21, 2013.
Walnut Canyon NM is located 10 miles east of downtown Flagstaff via I-40 and can be reached at (928)526-3367 and on the web at www.nps.gov/waca. Sunset Crater Volcano NM is located six miles north of Flagstaff via Hwy 89 and can be reached at (928)526-0502 and on the web at www.nps.gov/sucr.
Wupatki NM is 26 miles north of Flagstaff via Hwy 89, and can be reached at (928)679-2365 and on the web at www.nps.gov/wupa. All three monuments are open daily, except December 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.