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

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Directions

Area map

Area Map

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Plane

Commercial service - located at Sioux Falls, SD -Joe Foss Field airport. 50 miles from Pipestone National Monument. Rental cars are available at the airport.

Non-Commercial service - located at Pipestone MN airport. Courtesy car or transit service available to Pipestone National Monument from the airport.

Car

Pipestone National Monument is easily accessible from the following highways. When you reach the city of Pipestone, road signs will lead you to Pipestone National Monument.

  • I-90 Luverne, MN Exit north on US Highway 75 to Pipestone, MN - 25 miles
  • I-90 north on MN Highway 23 to Pipestone, MN - 27 miles.
  • Marshall, MN, southwest on MN Highway 23 to Pipestone, MN - 45 miles.
  • Slayton, MN, west on MN Highway 30 to Pipestone, MN - 29 miles.
  • Lake Benton, MN, south on US Highway 75 to Pipestone, MN - 19 miles.
  • I-29 north of Sioux Falls, SD to Exit 109 (Madison/Colman exit) go east on SD Hwy 34 which becomes MN Hwy 30 to Pipestone, MN - 55 miles
  • I-29 Brookings, SD exit, go east on Hwy 14 to Lake Benton, MN, south on US Highway 75 to Pipestone, MN.

There is lots of area road construction in 2013. We have listed some of the construction areas under the NEWS Tab and under "Things to Know Before You Come" tabs.

Did You Know?

A seam of pipestone between layers of quartzite

The red pipestone rock at Pipestone National Monument was traded as far east as Georgia and as far west as the Pacific coast. More...