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Senior park pass in demand before price hike

Posted at 5:50 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 23:10:30-04

The Senior Pass to access National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands will be eight times the price on Monday.

Currently, it only costs $10 for a lifetime pass but on Monday, you’ll have to pay $80. You have to be 62 years of age or older to get the pass.

At the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Center, people were in lines out the door to get this pass.

“I got it in time,” said Karen Bakewell, who just became eligible to get the pass, “My birthday was yesterday and we thought we should stop on our way to our daughter in Minnesota.”

Money is on the mind for Charlie Money getting in on this $10 dollar deal, “Even though my last name is ‘Money’, it's nice to save a buck”.

The demand is so high, on Wednesday the park service in Omaha sold more than 480 passes and more than 900 on Thursday.

“We are expecting to run out of passes, but we will be having vouchers that guests can fill out and then pay for it, and we will mail them the pass,” said Neal Bedlan at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail center.  

The building is open on the weekend from 9:30a.m. to 5 p.m. at 601 Riverfront Drive
Omaha, NE 68102

To get your pass online go to: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/senior-pass-changes.htm?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=senior_pass