• Artist George Catlin recorded the quarrying activity at the pipestone quarries in 1836

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

NPS, G. Wagner

Over fifty-six families of insects inhabit Pipestone National Monument. Thousands of specimens representing these families are curated at the Monument.

Did You Know?

Tallgrass prairie landscape with Big Bluestem Grass

Pipestone National Monument is one of the few remaining areas of native tallgrass prairie. Over 400,000 square miles of tall grass prairie once covered the Midwest. Less than 1% of the original tall grass prairie remains today. More...