"When you pray with this pipe, you pray for and with everything."  -Black Elk

For over 3,000 years, Indigenous people have quarried the red stone at this site to make pipes used in prayer and ceremony - a tradition that continues to this day and makes this site sacred to many people.

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2024 Artist in Residence Program

Four artists will be selected to demonstrate their art this summer! Click on the image above for more information.

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Park Video

Pipestone: An Unbroken Legacy is a 22-minute movie about the cultural significance of the pipestone quarries and the sacred pipe.

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Affiliated Tribal Nations

Learn more about the 23 Tribal Nations that engage in government-to-government consultation with the Monument.

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Things To Do

Demonstrations, exhibits, special events, programs, self-guided tours, Jr. Ranger programs, and more

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Quarrying Pipestone

How to get a permit and the process behind quarrying pipestone

Last updated: January 2, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

36 Reservation Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164


507 825-5464 x214

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