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Contact: Cody Goraczkowski, 507-825-5464 Ext. 213
Pipestone National Monument News Release
For Release: Immediate Release
Contact: Cody GoraczkowskiPhone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 213Email: e-mail us
"Find Your Park" National Park Week is April 16 –24
Free Admission and Events Nationwide
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont invites everyone to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary and "Find Your Park" at Pipestone National Monument during National Park Week, April 16 through 24. Entrance fees will be waived all week and special activities will take place for children on April 16 –National Junior Ranger Day.
Find Your Park invites the public to see that a national park is more than just a place –it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide. Further, Find Your Park encourages people to find their own personal connections within the network of national parks and public lands.
There is something for everyone in our 410 national parks, whether it is the breathtaking landscapes or the historical and cultural sites that tell the story of our country," said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. "As we approach the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, this is a perfect time for all Americans –especially young people –to Find Your Park, from neighborhood parks to national parks and all public lands in between."
Pipestone National Monument offers a ¾ mile walking path, orientation film, museum, picnic area 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 www.nps.gov/pipe.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 410 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