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

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger program is a great way for kids and families to have fun together while exploring and learning about Pipestone National Monument and its resources. Be a Junior Ranger!


For online fun activites to help you learn more about the National Park Service and their resources, check out the NPS WebRangers!

National Park Service

Discover history, explore nature, and learn about the national parks on the National Park Service Home Page.

The Jr. Birder Program

The Jr. Birder program is a fun way to learn about birds and how to help to protect them. International Migratory Bird Day is held the second Saturday in May every year. To find out more about this event and the Jr. Birder program go to: www.birdday.org

Did You Know?

Tallgrass prairie landscape with Big Bluestem Grass

Pipestone National Monument is one of the few remaining areas of native tallgrass prairie. Over 400,000 square miles of tall grass prairie once covered the Midwest. Less than 1% of the original tall grass prairie remains today. More...