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 332 reviews
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
We visited here without doing much research because we love going to National Parks and it was near. We thought we would just see a big hole of a quarry and that would be all.
This place is so much...
— dixieh370, July 20, 2020
The hike around the monument was worth the trip to see a well preserved important site. It was a day trip for us so we could not spend a lot of time there. The visitors center was closed so we will...
— MGMoss, July 18, 2020
We never knew this sacred place was only a few hours from home. Prairie land to beautiful pipestone followed by a waterfall then stream. Glorious. Easy to understand and feel the spiritual...
— Stacy G, July 18, 2020