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 - 4:30pm
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Saturday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Sunday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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 people with disabilities
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
- Native-American heritage
Based on 360 reviews
This was recommended by a friend who knew were traveling along this route. We are so glad we stopped and spent some time there. Beautiful and educational. Not too far off the beaten path. We'd never...
— penguin4836, May 25, 2023
I have long wanted to visit this sacred place of the Indigenous people of the Plains. I made the drive from Rochester, Minnesota on May 1, 2023. I tent camped at the nearby Blue Mounds State Park...
— traveltheworld012, May 7, 2023
This park exceed our expectations! From the friendly parks staff, to the local artisans and the landscape, this is a great stop to explore. The trail along the stream is ADA accessible and a...
— HunBabe, October 9, 2022
Good trip. We arrived at approximately 8:30 am and made our way inside the museum. We were warmly greeted by the front desk employee, and given a layout of the museum and what there was to do on...
— PartyTheNightAway, September 26, 2022
The visitor center was well done with artifacts from the area. Crafters carving pipes from area stone were on hand explaining the importance of the area and pipes from the local stone to the Sioux...
— Major_Eric, July 13, 2022