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


    National Monument Minnesota

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Events Upcoming for September

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  • Circle Trail Grand Reopening

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Completion of Trail Restoration Project, which replaced 1.2 miles of Nature and Quarry trails. More

  • National Public Lands Day

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    National Public Lands Day More


National Parks to Offer Free Admission on 9 Days in 2014

  • January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 15-17: Presidents Day weekend
  • April 19-20: National Park Week's opening weekend
  • August 25: National Park Service's 98th birthday
  • September 27: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Did You Know?

A seam of pipestone between layers of quartzite

The red pipestone rock at Pipestone National Monument was traded as far east as Georgia and as far west as the Pacific coast. More...