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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 19, 2022 – Missouri State Parks values the tremendous contributions and sacrifices made by members of the U.S. military and their families. To show its appreciation to active service members, Missouri State Parks is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free tours to the nation's active-duty personnel and their families.

The Blue Star Museums program is a collaborative effort of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the U.S. Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across the nation. Anyone currently serving in the military and their families receive free tours at museums and historic sites that are participating in the Blue Star Museums program by showing their military ID. The 2022 program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, and ends on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. For more information about participating locations, visit

In addition to the Blue Star Museums program, Missouri State Parks also offers a military camping discount. Active-duty and veteran military members receive a $2 discount year round at state parks campgrounds. The military discount is given to retired, veteran and active-duty military personnel, as well as family members of active-duty military personnel, by showing a valid military ID.

For additional information about the military camping discount and 2022 camping rates, visit  

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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