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January 08, 2016
Entrance Fees waived during Martin Luther King Holiday
Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced that, in honor of Martin Luther King Holiday, the Pipestone National Monument and other National Park Service (NPS) sites, around the country, will be offering fee-free entry into the parks on January 18, 2016.

December 30, 2015
National Parks to Offer Free Admission for 16 Days in 2016
WASHINGTON – The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate! All national parks will waive their entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016.

December 18, 2015
First Day Hike at Pipestone National Monument
On Jan. 1, park staff from both Pipestone National Monument and Blue Mounds State Park will guide visitors around the historic Circle Trail, Winnewissa Falls, quartzite cliffs, and the pipestone quarries near the town of Pipestone.

December 17, 2015
Pipestone National Monument Entry Fees Increasing in 2016
Entrance fees have supported a wide range of projects that improve the park and visitor experiences, including construction of a concrete sidewalk and picnic table pads at the Three Maidens picnic area to improve access for persons with disabilities, widening and repaving the Circle Trail to improve access for all visitors, installation of drinking fountains with the “bottle fill” option to provide visitors with reusable bottles the opportunity to fill them, replacing hand dryers in visitor center restrooms with high output models to quickly dry hands, and replacing visitor seating in the theater.

November 24, 2015
2015-2016 Christmas Day & New Years Day Holiday Hours
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced that, due to the upcoming federal holidays, the Monument Visitor Center will be closed on December 25th, 2015 and January 1st, 2016. The Pipestone Indian Shrine Association gift shop, located at the Visitor Center, will also be closed on the same days

November 12, 2015
2015 Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced, “In observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26th. The Visitor Center will re-open on Friday, November 27th.”

October 28, 2015
2015 Veteran's Day Holiday
Pipestone, MN: To honor America’s service men and women, all areas managed by the Department of the Interior, including Pipestone National Monument, are not charging entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.

October 21, 2015
2015 Guest Speaker #4
Guest speaker John LaBatte, an independent historian, will present on “Causes of the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862” and “Common Misconceptions about the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862”. LaBatte lives in New Ulm, Minnesota and is part Dakota. He notes that he has direct ancestors who were involved in different aspects of the war.

September 08, 2015
2015 National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional, and local governments participate in the annual day of improving the health of public lands and encouraging shared stewardship through volunteer service. These are the places Americans use for outdoor recreation, education and just plain enjoyment.

September 04, 2015
Every Kid in a Park Pass
As of September 1, fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. The pass is valid through August 31, 2016 and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites.

August 10, 2015
2015 Founder's Day
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today Pipestone National Monument will celebrate Founder’s Day Tuesday, August 25, 2015, to commemorate the establishment of both the National Park Service and Pipestone National Monument.

July 29, 2015
2015 Guest Speaker #3
Pipestone National Monument announces the third presentation in this year’s Guest Speaker Series at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Guest speaker, Jim Kersten, founder of the 254-mile Sioux Quartzite Outcrop Trail, will present a lecture and slide show entitled “The Sioux Quartzite Outcrop Trail”.


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