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


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Events Upcoming for April

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  • National Park Week Opening Weekend

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    National Park Week’s opening weekend More

  • National Park Week Opening Weekend

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    National Park Week’s opening weekend More

  • "Discover Minnesota" Presentation & Movie

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Park Ranger, Cortney Adair, will take visitors on a voyage, through history, culture, and wildlife; with a presentation "The National Park Legacy in Minnesota". 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...