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Contact: Cody Goraczkowski, 507-825-5464 Ext. 213
Pipestone National Monument News ReleaseFor Immediate Release: 1/27/2017
Contact: Cody Goraczkowski Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 213 Email: e-mail us
Free Entry on President’s Day Holiday
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced that the Pipestone National Monument and other National Park Service (NPS) sites, around the country, proudly join the nation in observing President’s Day by offering fee-free entry into the parks on February 20, 2017.
National Park Service sites are located in every state and in many major cities, including New York City which is home to ten national parks. They are places of recreation and inspiration and they are also powerful economic engines for local communities. What better date than President’s Day, to honor our nation’s presidents, with a visit to a National Park.
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 which they carve into sacred pipes. The winter season offers many photographic opportunities of the prairie and is a perfect opportunity to explore American Indian culture and view all the natural resources of the tallgrass prairie. The Monument Visitor Center and Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, (gift shop) located in the Visitor Center will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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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