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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 27 2014 8:04 AM

Dothan, AL: Landmark Park is now one of 2,000 museums and parks across North America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.  This popular program is in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. 


Organizations participating in the Blue Star Museums network will offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day (May 26) through Labor Day (Sept 1) 2014.


“We are proud to participate in this program, especially since Fort Rucker is so close by and we have a wide variety of family-oriented activities planned this summer” stated William Holman, Executive Director of Landmark Park.  “It is a great way to say “thanks” to the men and women who serve our country.”


The free admission program is available to any active military member or family member who presents a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependant ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.  Free gate admission to the park will be granted to the military ID holder and up to five family members during the stated time period. For a complete list of Blue Star Museums, visit arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.


“Special thanks are due locally to the Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union for serving as our corporate partner in this program” stated Holman.  “Their financial support will help underwrite the cost to the park of offering this program.”


Landmark Park is a 135-acre natural science and history museum located on the outskirts of Dothan.  Features of the park include nature trails, a planetarium, playground, picnic areas, an elevated boardwalk, a turn-of-the-century farmstead with sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, cows and other farm animals and crops typical of an 1890’s farm.  In addition, the park includes a drugstore with operating soda fountain, one-room school, general store, and historic church, all preserved from the surrounding area.


The park is open Mon-Saturday from 9am-5pm and on Sundays from noon till 6pm.  Admission is $4 adults, $3 for children and is free for park members and children age 2 and under.  The park is located on U.S. Hwy 431 North, three miles north of Dothan’s Ross Clark Circle.  For more info, call 334-794-3452 or visit www.landmarkpark.com

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