Basic Information

36 Reservation Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164

Plane: Commercial service - located at Sioux Falls, SD -Joe Foss Field airport. 50 miles from Pipestone National Monument. Rental cars are available at the airport. Non-Commercial service - located at Pipestone MN airport. Courtesy car or transit service available to Pipestone National Monument from the airport. Car: Pipestone National Monument is easily accessible from local highways. When you reach the city of Pipestone, road signs will lead you to Pipestone National Monument.

Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center

The Visitor Center includes a 22-minute park film, museum exhibits, gift store, and seasonal carving demonstrations.

Standard Hours

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Additional Information

Park Entrance

Circle Trail

Beginning and ending at the Visitor Center, the Circle Trail is a 3/4-mile paved walking trail that leads to features including the pipestone quarries, historical markers, Old Stone Face, Winnewissa Falls, the Oracle, and the native tallgrass prairie. We suggest planning 45 minutes to an hour for the entire walk. The Circle Trail is open year-round. Be prepared for seasonal conditions and rapidly changing weather. Portions of the trail may sometimes be closed due to ice, flooding, or other safety hazards.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset

Weather varies seasonally from warm and humid in the summer to cold and snowy in the winter. Visitors should be prepared for seasonal weather and for rapidly-changing conditions.

Entrance Fees:

Pipestone National Monument Entrance Fee Temporarily Suspended - $0.00

Pipestone National Monument has temporarily suspended entrance fees until the program can be further evaluated. Visitors can access the Circle Trail, which leads to several points of interest around the park, and the Visitor Center, which includes a 22-minute film, museum, exhibits, and seasonal carving demonstrations.

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center hosts numerous activities, including a museum that features exhibits about Pipestone National Monument's cultural, historical and natural resources; an award winning 22-minute film, "Pipestone: An Unbroken Legacy" , which provides perspective on the significance of Pipestone and the quarrying tradition still carried out today; and, seasonally, American Indian craft workers demonstrating the art of shaping and creating pipestone crafts and pipes.


Last updated: April 17, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

36 Reservation Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164


(507) 825-5464 x214

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