National Parks Passport Program


The National Parks Passport program is a great way to explore the over 400 units of the National Park Service. Purchase your passport book at the Explore Store (right across from our visitor center) in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota) or at most national park visitor centers. Then start obtaining stamps at each national park you visit.

Passport books may also be obtained online at the Eastern National store. Stamps are available at most visitor centers, or ask a ranger where you can have your passport book stamped. Almost all parks have at least one stamp.

Stamping Station Locations

Within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, you may get your passport book stamped at any of the visitor centers listed below. Hours vary, so call ahead for current information.

  • Coldwater Spring - 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South, Ft. Snelling, MN 55111. The stamp is located in a black metal box on the back of the kiosk at the parking lot. The entry code is 1988. Get more instructions for the Coldwater Spring Passport stamp.
  • Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center - 200 Munroe Street, Prescott WI. Call ahead (715) 262-0104 for open hours. Great River Road Visitor Center has stamps for 2 parks: St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Passports are a great way to remember visits to your national parks.

Last updated: July 11, 2017

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