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Joshua Tree Celebrates National Park Service Centennial With Free Admission

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    A Joshua tree stands in the high Mojave Desert against a twilight sky in Mojave, California.

    Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park will be free for four days, starting Thursday in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

    The usual $20 entrance fee will be waived for the National Park Service's birthday weekend, which will feature free admission at all 412 national parks through Sunday. The fee waiver will not cover campsite fees, tours of the historic Key's Ranch, or special use events, according to park officials.

    However, entrance will be free to Joshua Tree Superintendent David Smith's 10 a.m. cutting of the NPS birthday cake at the park's Oasis Visitor Center.

    As part of the centennial celebration, Google launched 360-degree tours of U.S. National Parks.