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

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

Kids ages 5 and up can become Junior Rangers at Pipestone National Monument! There are 2 booklets: one for ages 7 & under and one for ages 8 & older.

Stop by the Visitor Center and ask for a Junior Ranger Activity Book. As you explore the Circle Trail, the museum exhibits and the petroglyphs, look for clues that will help you complete your adventure. If you have any questions or need assistance a Park Ranger will glady help you. Upon completion, you will receive a Junior Ranger certificate and a Junior Ranger badge.

This program offers fun for both children and adults while exploring and learning about Pipestone National Monument!

For fun online activites to help you learn more about other National Park Service sites and their resources - check out the NPS Webrangers at: www.nps.gov/webrangers/

Explore, Learn, Protect: Be a Junior Ranger!

Did You Know?

Quarry pit showing the quartzite wall and quartzite rubble pile

Pipestone National Monument was the first National Park Service area in Minnesota designated by Congress and signed into existence by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on August 25, 1937.