• 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?

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...