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

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center

Summer hours

8 AM to 5 PM daily - every day of the week including Saturday and Sunday

Winter hours

8 AM to 5 PM daily - every day of the week including Saturday and Sunday

Holidays

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The Circle Trail

Open daily. This 3/4 mile walking trail is located behind the Visitor Center.

Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed on the Circle Trail.

Pets are allowed on the trail, but must be on a leash and owners are expected to clean up after their pets.

During the winter months, parts of the trail may be closed due to weather conditions.

Valid entrance passes are required to tour the Visitor Center and/or the Circle Trail. Purchase or show a valid pass in the Visitor Center.

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