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

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Accessibility

Park facilities are wheelchair accessible, including the parking areas, the visitor center, and restrooms.

The trail is negotiable by wheelchair but is not ADA-compliant. Some assistance is required to navigate steep sections, narrow sections, and bumps. Motorized scooters are allowed on the trail, but users must use extreme caution; sharp turns, steep slopes and dropoffs present hazards. Some scooters may not fit along the cliffline portion of the trail.

Wheelchairs are available at the visitor center.

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...