2017 National Park Week is April 15 – 23

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Date: March 23, 2017
Contact: Cody Goraczkowski, 507-825-5464 Ext. 214

Pipestone National Monument News Release

For Release: Immediate Release
Contact: Cody Goraczkowski      Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 213    Email:
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“Parks 101” National Park Week is April 15 – 23
Free weekend Admission and Events Nationwide

Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont invites everyone to visit Pipestone National Monument during National Park Week, April 15 through 23. Entrance fees will be waived for weekends, April 15-16 & 22-23. Special activities will take place for children on April 15th – National Junior Ranger Day.

There is something for everyone in our 417 national parks. Whether it is the breathtaking landscapes, the bright starry night skies, the abundance of wildlife, or the historical and cultural sites, there is a story behind every national park. Come discover your national park’s story. If you have never been to a national park, now is the time to find your own personal connections; with nature, culture, and history. If you have been to a national park, come visit again and bring friends and family to share in the story.

Pipestone National Monument offers a ¾ mile walking path, orientation film, museum, picnic area, seasonal pipestone carving demonstrators, and a gift shop. As a visitor you will be able to explore American Indian culture and the natural resources of the tallgrass prairie. Established by Congress in 1937 to protect the historic pipestone quarries, the site is considered sacred by many American Indians. Spanning centuries of use, American Indians continue to quarry pipestone at the Monument. To learn more about visiting the Pipestone National Monument and the NPS passes, visit the park’s web site at
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov

Last updated: March 31, 2017

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