To celebrate the first day of summer, National Park Service sites across the country will waive entrance fees on Tuesday, June 21st

In conjunction with this date, the Western National Parks Association (WNPA), which operates the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site bookstore, will offer a 15% discount on all merchandise. This includes an additional 15% off on all sale and clearance items already marked down! So, come see us, enjoy the park and take advantage of the 15% discount.

The remaining free fee days and 15% discount days are September 25 (National Public Lands Day and the Veterans Day weekend November 11 -13.

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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash of cultures of the Indian Wars era. The site is located in western Oklahoma near the town of Cheyenne, halfway between Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Amarillo, Texas. The park’s new visitor center is located one mile west of Cheyenne on Highway 47A. For more information, call 580-497-2742 or check



Contact: Kathryn Harrison at 580-497-2742

Date: June 7, 2011