• Artist George Catlin recorded the quarrying activity at the pipestone quarries in 1836

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Program

Explore, Learn, and Protect as a Junior Ranger! Kids can pick up a Junior Ranger Activity Booklet at the Visitor Center, complete the activities in the museum and on the trail, and become official Junior Rangers at Pipestone National Monument.

The Junior Ranger Program is fun for the whole family. Explore the Circle Trail, learn about Native cultures of the Upper Midwest, watch pipemakers and quarriers continuing their ancient traditions, marvel at the petroglyphs, and develop an understanding and appreciation of this special place. Park Rangers at the Visitor Center are available to answer any questions.

Upon successful completion of the booklet, return it to a ranger at the visitor center and you will be awarded a Junior Ranger certificate and an official Junior Ranger badge.

How do I get started? Just ask a ranger at the visitor center about the Junior Ranger Program and he or she will be happy to help you get started with one of the activity booklets. Booklets are available for kids 7 and Under and kids 8 and Up.

For fun online activites about the National Park Service and the natural, cultural, and historic resources we take care of, try the NPS Webrangers program at www.nps.gov/webrangers

 
Jr Ranger Packet
Junior Rangers complete the activity booklet, explore Pipestone National Monument, and earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate.

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Spiderwort

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