Basic Information

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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