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

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Things To Do

 
Winnewissa Falls, a feature of the Circle Trail

Winnewissa Falls, a feature of the Circle Trail

NPS Photo

Indoor Activities

  • Visitor Center
  • Museum Exhibits
  • Bookstore & Giftshop
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Cultural Demonstrations
  • "Pipestone: An Unbroken Legacy," a 22-minute film

Outdoor Activities

  • Nature Walk- Circle Trail
  • Picnic Area- Three Maidens
 
Cultural demonstrator carving a pipe

A cultural demonstrator carving a pipe bowl

NPS Photo

Places to Go

  • Nearby Campgrounds

Schedule of Events

  • Special Activities and Events

Nearby Attractions

  • Pipestone Chamber of Commerce
  • Museums
  • State Parks & Historic Sites
 

Did You Know?

George Catlin

George Catlin was the first European-American to visit the pipestone quarries at Pipestone National Monument in 1836. A geologist dubbed the soft clay stone "Catlinite" after Catlin sent it to him for analysis. More...