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Outdoor Programs

Pipestone National Monument

A ranger at a table outside with families

Pipestone National Monument

A woman watching a little girl make pottery
A variety of programs and events are available throughout the summer, such as Ranger for a Day camp.


Formal interpretive programs are available during the summer and may include talks, guided walks, multimedia presentations or other activities. Check at the front desk in the Visitor Center for topics, meeting times, and locations.

Exploring the park on your own is always an option as well. Please remember this site is sacred to many people, so it's important to stay on the paved trail at all times.

There are also special events throughout the year that offer a variety of outdoor experiences. Some of these include night sky viewings, luminaria and music programs, and archeology activities for kids. Call the park (507-825-5464 ext. 214) for more information.

Last updated: June 12, 2020