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


    National Monument Minnesota

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2007 Fun Run

The first annual Fun Run was a success!

NPS Photo by Jim LaRock

The Friends of Pipestone National Monument is a non-profit organization formed by citizens to promote the preservation, development, and public understanding of Pipestone National Monument. The Monument and the Friends officially entered into partnership in 2006. The Friends support the Monument through stewardship, visitor service programs, volunteerism and fundraising.

If you want to support Pipestone National Monument through financial contributions or by volunteering your time and skills, consider joining the Friends of Pipestone National Monument.

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...