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4th Graders Can Get Their Families Into Parks For Free!

The 2018-2019 Every Kid in a Park program is designed to inspire the next generation to discover all that our nation’s public lands and waters have to offer.

The Every Kid in a Park Pass is valid through August 31, 2019 and grants free entry for 4th graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites. Just follow these steps:

  • 4th graders can log onto the website
  • Complete a short, fun activity and print the paper pass.
  • Paper passes can be traded in for an official card at participating federal sites nationwide (like Pipestone National Monument).
  • Educators and community leaders can use the website to print passes for their students.

Jr. Ranger Program

Explore, Learn, and Protect as a Jr. Ranger! Kids can pick up a Jr. Ranger Activity Booklet at the Visitor Center, complete the activities in the museum and on the trail, and become official Jr. Rangers at Pipestone National Monument.

Jr. Ranger Program is fun for the whole family. Explore the Circle Trail, learn about Native cultures of the Upper Midwest, watch pipemakers and quarriers continuing their ancient traditions, marvel at the petroglyphs, and develop an understanding and appreciation of this special place. Park Rangers at the Visitor Center are available to answer any questions.

Upon successful completion of the booklet, return it to a ranger at the Visitor Center and you will be awarded an official Jr. Ranger badge.

Last updated: March 29, 2019

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Mailing Address:

36 Reservation Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164


(507) 825-5464 x214

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