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


    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?

The Three Maidens

The Three Maidens are actually granite glacial "erratics" moved thousands of years ago to Pipestone National Monument by the glaciers originating in Canada. More...