Stamp your passport at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the superintendents of the six national parks located in Missouri have issued a very special invitation: Visit each one of Missouri’s national parks by Dec. 31, 2017, for a chance to earn rewards. Those participating in the challenge will also be eligible to enter to win the Grand Slam Grand Prize, which includes four tickets to a 2018 season Kansas City or St. Louis home baseball game, plus a one-night hotel stay.
The program is part of the “Find Your Park” initiative. Participants can pick up the free Show Me National Parks: A Passport for Missouri booklet at any of Missouri’s national parks. Passports can then be stamped at each park. After collecting the first three stamps, participants will receive a commemorative water bottle. After all six stamps have been collected and verified by a ranger, participants will receive a backpack.
The six national parks in Missouri are Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, which includes the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse; Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis, the home of the 18th president of the United States; Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Ozark Highlands in Van Buren, the first national park to protect a river system; Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Republic, the site of the first major Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River; George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, childhood home of George Washington Carver; and the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, which includes Truman’s home, the family farm and more.