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 326 reviews
Very informative, sacred, and spiritual place to visit. Video on site will help you understand why this spot is sacred to all tribes. Powerful place.
— Jeff B, November 5, 2019
Nice area to explore the outdoors, learn about our indigenous tribes and their technique to mine the pipestone they used for their customs, trade, and prayer. People from all over the world would...
— Alese L, October 24, 2019
Be sure to watch the short movie about its history, then go on the short, beautiful walk to the amazing falls!
— h m, October 16, 2019
We really enjoyed our visit. The small museum includes artists demonstrations and very nice trails to see the quarries.
— tdelano, October 5, 2019
We had a long day of driving planned on our road trip and were looking for places to stretch our legs. We saw the sign for Pipestone National Monument and thought we would stop to stretch, not sure...
— theroadtripfamily, October 4, 2019