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Contact: Cody Goraczkowski, 507-825-5464 Ext. 213
Pipestone National Monument Honors Veterans with Fee Free Day
Pipestone, MN: To honor America's service men and women, all areas managed by the Department of the Interior, including Pipestone National Monument, are not charging entrance fees on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, on Veterans Day. These hours will be in effect every day throughout the winter months. The Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, (gift shop) located in the Visitor Center will be open the same hours.
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.
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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