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Sunday is Fee-Free Day At Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Ryan Welch
Credit Ryan Welch / KSMU
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is celebrating the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service with a fee-free day on Sunday.

  Sunday August 25th is the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service. To celebrate, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is joining other national park sites around the country to offer a fee-free day.


The term “fee-free” only applies to entrance fees. Fees will still apply when it comes to camping, reservations and use of concessions.


Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is the site of the first major battle of the Civil War in the West.  It’s part of the National Park Service, and is located 10 miles southwest of Springfield at the intersection of ZZ Highway and Farm Road 182.

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Bailey began working for KSMU as a photography intern in October of 2017. She also works as a photographer with Missouri State University Photographic Services and as both a photographer and senior reporter with The Standard, Missouri State’s student newspaper. Previously, she has interned with the Snohomish County Tribune, the Sullivan Independent News and Babe Ruth League. Once she graduates in December of 2018, she hopes to work as a photojournalist — whether that means freelancing or with a newspaper.