Veteran's Day Fee Free Weekend
To honor America's service men and women, all areas managed by the Department of the Interior, including Pipestone National Monument, will not charge entrance fees from Saturday, Nov 9th through Monday, Nov 11th, 2013. For more information: www.nps.gov/pipe or 507-825-5464, Ext. 214.
Area Road Contruction Information
Just Released: 2011 NPS Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 63,113 visitors to Pipestone National Monument spent $2,846,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 45 jobs in the local area. To download the report visit www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/products.cfm#MGM and click on Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation, 2011.
Resource Management Newsletter - The Resource Newsletter concerns: the prairie restoration project, the nicollet marker activities, the hawk moths, the threatened prairie fringed orchid, the control burn on the prairie, and volunteers at the park.
Did You Know?
Joseph Nicollet and John C. Frémont, famous 19th century explorers, visited Pipestone National Monument in 1838 and carved their initials into the Sioux Quartzite cliff. The inscription is still visible along the Circle Trail. More...