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Where to purchase Nat'l Park Service Pass in AZ?

Where to purchase Nat'l Park Service Pass in AZ?

Old Apr 8th, 2019, 05:29 PM
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Where to purchase Nat'l Park Service Pass in AZ?

I will be visiting Arizona (specifically, arriving in Phoenix, staying in Sedona, visiting the Grand Canyon). I would like to purchase an annual Senior America The Beautiful Pass once I get to Arizona. All sites referencing these passes state that they can be purchased at "Fee Collecting National Park Service locations" however, I can't seem to pinpoint exactly which locations sell them. I see an NPS office in Phoenix, but no info on their website as to whether or not passes are sold there. And, yeah, I am frugal.I want to purchase it in person, and save the $10 processing fee.
Many thanks for any information!
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Old Apr 8th, 2019, 05:39 PM
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You should be able to buy one at the Park entrance where you would pay anyway. Just tell them which pass you want.
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Old Apr 8th, 2019, 06:12 PM
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Yes - pay when you enter the Grand Canyon (assuming that is your first NP). I'd think the Phoenix office is a regional administration center -- not a public sales point.
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Old Apr 8th, 2019, 09:13 PM
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You can only do in person purchase at a National Park entrance. No need to purchase in advance of your first park visit.
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Old Apr 9th, 2019, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by SueBSouth View Post
I would like to purchase an annual Senior America The Beautiful Pass once I get to Arizona.
Why are you buying an annual pass as opposed to the lifetime pass? $20 for a year vs. $80 for your lifetime...
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Old Apr 9th, 2019, 01:11 PM
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Here's a list of where you can purchase a pass PassIssuanceList.pdf
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Old Apr 10th, 2019, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by WhereAreWe View Post
Why are you buying an annual pass as opposed to the lifetime pass? $20 for a year vs. $80 for your lifetime...
Well, as noted, I am trying to save $10 by purchasing it in person, so spending an additional $60 would be counter-intuitive to my whole plan here. However, they do have it set up that if I happen to purchase annual passes for four years, I can turn them in and get a lifetime pass at that point. I don't live near any parks and I don't see myself using this much more than just this trip anyway.
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Old Apr 10th, 2019, 05:03 AM
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Bingo!!

Originally Posted by Patty View Post
Here's a list of where you can purchase a pass Attachment 2451
Patty - God Bless you! I don't know why this was the Holy Grail of PDF files in my search, but HUGE props to you for this link!!

Many thanks!!
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