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
- Sunday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- 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
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 354 reviews
Loved exploring the visitor center for the history of Pipestone Center does great job of explaining the history and present day importance of pipestone to Native Americans.
— marysG7604JD, October 7, 2021
Had a lovely nature walk on an easy trail. Very pretty scenery including a nice waterfall. We really enjoyed the visit. Pipestone carvers were demonstrating their work which was nice. Museum...
— robin02907, September 30, 2021
I discovered the National Monument by accident. I was driving west on Interstate 90 and saw a brown sign and not being in a particular hurry, I decided to take a 30-mile detour to the Pipestone...
— SneakinDeacon, September 9, 2021
A beautiful location to stop and appreciate nature and the history of the area. The hiking loop is nice and fairly relaxed, with only a few stairs. However, in the summer it is a warm hike with very...
— leaholden, August 29, 2021
I was returning with a friend --I visited here 25 year ago. She is Cherokee and had never heard of Pipestone. A great stop for families so much to learn for the past. The walk to the Falls is a must...
— Earle W, August 29, 2021