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Holiday Hours for Pipestone National Monument
Pipestone,MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced that, due to the upcoming federal holidays, the Monument Visitor Center will be closed on December 25th,2014 and January 1st, 2015. The Pipestone Indian Shrine Association gift shop, located at the Visitor Center, will also be closed on the same days
While the Monument's Visitor Center will be closed, the Monument's Circle Trail will be open for those wanting to spend the afternoon enjoying a walk on the trail. Visitors are advised to dress warmly to walk the Circle Trail, to view the pipestone quarries and to see the Winnewissa Falls. The fall and winter seasons offer many photographic opportunities of the prairie and wildlife. During this quiet time of the year, visiting the Monument and walking the Circle Trail can be particularly enjoyable and peaceful.
The Visitor Center's normal winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the park is $3.00 per person,and the receipt for admission can be used for one week from the date of purchase. There will be no charge for visitors who present an Interagency Annual Pass, an Interagency Senior (Golden Age) Pass, an Interagency Access Pass, or a Pipestone National Monument Annual Pass. If desired all passes areavailable at the Monument Visitor Center for purchase.
The staff at Pipestone National Monument wishes everyone Happy Holidays!
To learn more about visiting the Pipestone National Monument, visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/pipe or to learn more about the fee-free weekends in national parks around the country, go to https://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm Contact the Park Ranger at 507-825-5464 ext. 214 or email at e-mail us
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