2016 Veteran's Day

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Date: October 25, 2016
Contact: Cody Goraczkowski, 507-825-5464 Ext. 213

Pipestone National Monument News Release

For Release: Immediate Release

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

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, will be fee FREE on Friday, November 11th, 2016.

In honor of all veterans, Pipestone National Monument will be hosting a trumpet player who will perform taps on Veterans Day. Dr. Alan Taylor will be playing taps near the Visitor Center flag pole at 11:00 am on Friday, November 11th, 2016. Please come out and join us at 11:00 am to honor our veterans and their service.

The National Park Service is honored to offer the fee free day to thank our nation’s service men and women for the sacrifices and achievements of the brave men and women of our armed forces can never be understated. We invite all of our visitors to enjoy the fee free day and take time out on their national Veteran’s Day holiday to remember our service men and women.

The Monument Visitor Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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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Last updated: November 7, 2016

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