2016 Thanksgiving Day Closing

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Date: November 4, 2016
Contact: Cody Goraczkowski , 507-825-5464

Pipestone National Monument News Release

For Release: Immediate Release 11/04/2016

Contact: Cody Goraczkowski         Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 213       Email: e-mail us

Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center Closed Thanksgiving Day

Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced, “In observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center and the Pipestone Indian Shrine Association gift shop, located at the Visitor Center, will be closed on Thursday, November 24th. The Visitor Center and gift shop will re-open on Friday, November 25th.”

The Monument’s Circle Trail will be open on Thanksgiving Day for anyone wishing to spend the afternoon enjoying a walk on the trail. The fall and winter seasons offer many photographic opportunities of the prairie and wildlife. During this quiet time of the year, walking the Circle Trail, with family and friends, 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. The Monument Staff wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving holiday and remind our visitors to dress warmly while walking the Circle Trail, during this time of year.

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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Last updated: November 4, 2016

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