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Contact: Cody Goraczkowski, 507-825-5464 Ext. 213
Contact: Lauren Blacik, 507-825-5464 Ext. 211
Pipestone National Monument News Release
For Release: Immediate Release 4/2/18
Contact: Cody Goraczkowski Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 213 Email: e-mail us
Contact: Lauren Blacik Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 211 Email: e-mail us
Celebrate National Park Week April 21-29
Free Admission on 4/21/18 – Look for Events Nationwide
Pipestone, MN: The rangers of Pipestone National Monument invite everyone to visit during National Park Week, April 21 through April 29, 2018. Entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, April 21 for National Junior Ranger Day, when special activities will take place for children.
“National parks protect our country’s most treasured places—from stunning landscapes and scenery to important history and cultural heritage,” said Acting Superintendent Lauren Blacik. “National Park Week is an opportunity to celebrate special places like Pipestone National Monument and inspire the next generation to explore the outdoors.”
For one week each April, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park!
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 Pipestone National Monument, visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/pipe.
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