April 03, 2017
Every Kid in a Park Pass Expires August 2017
The Every Kid in a Park Pass is valid through August 31, 2017 and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites.
March 23, 2017
2017 National Park Week is April 15 – 23
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.
March 15, 2017
2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program
Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today the Monument will conduct a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program for the 2017 summer season. The program provides an opportunity for 15-18 year olds to accomplish conservation work and develop an environmental understanding and appreciation of the Monument’s natural and cultural heritage.
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.
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.