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Pipestone National Monument
View the beauty of Pipestone National Monument
Steps on the Circle Trail
Steps ascend to the top of the quartzite cliff
Pipe Carving Demonstration
Pipemaking is a tradition dating over 3,000 years.
Autumn Spider Web
Spider web on an autumn morning
One of the 56 active quarry pits.
Lake Hiawatha provides a natural habitat.
Winnewissa Falls is a highlight of the Circle Trail.
One of the helianthus species of sunflowers.
Leadplant is a plant blended into kinnikinnick.
Honeybee on Sumac
A European honeybee collects nectar from a sumac flower.
Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel
A thirteen-lined ground squirrel in the tallgrass prairie.
A spotted sandpiper along the shore of Lake Hiawatha
A snapping turtle laying eggs along the Circle Trail.
The Circle Trail
The Circle Trail is a 3/4-mile hiking loop.
Yellow Prairie Coneflowers
Yellow prairie coneflowers
Around 400 species of plants live within the Monument.
Pipestone National Monument is open year-round.
Last updated: August 1, 2014