Pipestone National Monument36 Reservation Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164
Located on the North side of Pipestone MN, off State Hwys 75 and 30.Get Directions
Pipestone National Monument -- home of the historic Pipestone quarries, beautiful tallgrass prairie, and the majestic Winnewissa waterfall.
The pipestone quarries have been visited for centuries by American Indians to acquire the red pipestone used to craft pipebowls for their sacred ceremonial pipes.
Pipestone National Monument offers a visitor center, museum, orientation film, exhibits, gift shop, pipestone carving demonstrations (May through October) by American Indians, a ¾ mile walking trail along Pipestone Creek, Winnewissa Falls, and the tall grass prairie. Pipestone MN is a great place to experience American Indian culture, nature, photography, and bird watching.
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
- Native-American heritage
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 335 reviews
After planning to stop here several times, we finally did so, and should have visited much sooner. It was way more than I expected, and while the various quarries were interesting and the trail...
— parksvisitor, October 19, 2020
Visited this sight on a recent trip to Sioux Falls about 45 minutes away. The visitors center is currently closed due to COVID (Sept. 2020), however, two park rangers were stationed outside and...
— TicoLee, September 21, 2020
This was a great start to the day. It is about a 3/4 mile walk on a paved path. The falls are worth the walk. Interior was closed due to COVID.
— trevora687, August 23, 2020
Now this is a national hidden gem. Not a huge park so easily navigable in an hour. The Native American history - very interesting and visual. Loved the waterfall area. Just a great place to see some...
— Jagi55025, August 3, 2020
Ceremonial Sacred site for several American Indian people. This prairie is colored with flowers and each plant has educational markers baking the 3/4 mile trail. The pipestone band quartzite are...
— barkus1968, August 2, 2020