National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior 36 Reservation Avenue Pipestone, MN 56164
507-825-5464 phone 507-825-5466 fax
Pipestone National Monument News Release
For Release Contact: Jim LaRock Phone: 507-825-5464
HOLIDAY HOURS FOR PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT
(Pipestone, MN) Holiday hours for Pipestone National Monument were announced by Superintendent Jim LaRock this week. The Monument visitor center will be closed December 24th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and December 25th. The Monument will also be closed on December 31st from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and New Year?s Day, January 1st. For the remainder of the holiday season the visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The gift shop, operated by the Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, will keep the same hours. If you are visiting only the gift shop, please mention this at the visitor center front desk and entrance fees will be waived. Stopping by the Monument in the wintertime gives visitors a new perspective on this valued local resource. Visitors should dress warmly as they enjoy the wildlife and natural areas of the Monument. Bring a camera! Winter photography can be extremely enjoyable. In the visitor center, families can learn more about the famous pipestone quarries and enjoy the displays during this time of the year. Looking for something that keeps giving year-round? Purchase an annual pass for Pipestone National Monument, or the new National Park Pass that is accepted at all 388 National Park Service areas. Both are good for one full year from date of purchase.
The staff at the Monument wishes all a happy holiday season!
For more information, log onto the Monument?s website at www.nps.gov/pipe/ or phone 507-825-5464.
November 30, 2005