Stamp your passport at the Harry S Truman 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.