Local Partners and Information Resources
Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers
A non-profit organization that was formed in 1996 by local Native Americans and tribal leaders to protect and educate the public about the nearby pipestone quarries. They offer educational workshops, culture camps, a gift shop, and online store.
Pipestone Chamber of Commerce
The Pipestone Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor’s Bureau can provide additional information for planning your visit to Pipestone, MN.
Pipestone County Museum
Pipestone Performing Arts Center
The Pipestone County Museum presents the area’s history in a range of interpretive exhibits. Historical information related to Pipestone National Monument is available at the Museum.
The Pipestone Performing Art Center Hosts plays, musicals, guest speakers, and artists of many genres.
Pipestone Downtown Historic District
A self guided walking tour of the downtown historic district and other information is available at this website.
Split Rock Creek State Park
Just seven miles south of Pipestone, MN, is the area’s nearest state park, Split Rock Creek State Park. Swim, fish or boat the waters of Split Rock Lake.
Blue Mounds State Park
Blue Mounds State Park protects a bison herd which grazes on one of the most picturesque prairie remnants in the state of Minnesota. The Park is located 25 miles south of Pipestone, MN.
Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site
Amid the prairie grasses at Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site are islands of uncovered rock, where American Indians left carvings - petroglyphs. They tell a story that spans 5,000 years. Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site is located 83 miles east of Pipestone, MN.