January 27, 2017
Free Entry 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.
December 23, 2016
2017 1st Day Hike
Start the year off with a healthy and educational walk in the outdoors. On Jan. 1, park staff from both Pipestone National Monument and Blue Mounds State Park will guide visitors around the historic Circle Trail, Winnewissa Falls, quartzite cliffs, and the pipestone quarries near the town of Pipestone.
December 20, 2016
Free Entry on Martin Luther King Day Holiday
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 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day by offering fee-free entry into the parks on January 16, 2017.
December 09, 2016
Monument Visitor Center Closed For Federal Holidays
Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced that, due to the upcoming federal holidays, the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center and the Pipestone Indian Shrine Association gift shop, located at the Visitor Center, will be closed on December 25th, 2016 and again on January 1st, 2017. Following each federal holiday, the Visitor Center and gift shop will resume normal winter hours, every day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday.
November 18, 2016
2017 Fee Free Days
Every day is a great day, in a national park. Free entrance fee days offer an extra incentive to visit one of these amazing places. The national Park Service just celebrated its 100th birthday and we continue to encourage all Americans to discover the beauty and history that lives in our national parks.
November 04, 2016
2016 Thanksgiving Day Closing
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced, “In observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center and the Pipestone Indian Shrine Association gift shop, located at the Visitor Center, will be closed on Thursday, November 24th. The Visitor Center and gift shop will re-open on Friday, November 25th.”
October 25, 2016
2016 Veteran's 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.
October 17, 2016
2016 Fall Prescribed Burn
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today that Pipestone National Monument has scheduled a prescribed burn during the period of October 20, 2016 – November 18, 2016. When appropriate wind, temperature, and humidity conditions exist between these dates, approximately 75 to 100 acres of the tall grass prairie will be burned.
September 21, 2016
Pavement Preservation Project at Monument
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announces that starting October 4th, 2016, the Pipestone National Monument’s Visitor Center access road will undergo the final stages of the pavement preservation project. This phase of the project should be completed within 2-3 days, weather permitting.
September 12, 2016
2016 National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional, and local governments participate in the annual day of improving the health of public lands and encouraging shared stewardship through volunteer service.
August 12, 2016
2016 Centennial Founders Day
Pipestone, MN: In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Pipestone National Monument is hosting an Open House at the visitor center on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 8am to 5pm. The Pipestone Indian Shrine Association will provide complimentary refreshments to visitors at the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center between 11 am and 2 pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk on the Circle Trail, watch the “Pipestone Unbroken Legacy”, visit the museum to learn about our history, quarrying, tall grass prairie, and much more!