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Pipestone National Monument

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Address: Pipestone, MN
Phone Number: (507) 825-5464
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Activities: Walking
Description: Site of quarries used by Plains Indian tribes.

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Nice trail

Nice junior ranger program. The trail is beautiful with many river otters in the stream and deer on the trail. The 20min movie is a must for the history of the Native Americans.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Joliet, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Self guided short hike. Even with 4 kids ages 4-10 we were able to complete our visit in approximately 2 hours. Be sure to watch the 20 minute video in the visitor center first so you have some knowledge of the grounds and history. Interesting and very pretty.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice junior ranger program. The trail is beautiful with many river otters in the stream and deer on the trail. The 20min movie is a must for the history of the Native Americans.

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Searcy, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great little place to visit. We were on a National Parks tour and just happened upon Pipestone on the way to another destination. Great place to stop and the visit was fun and interesting.

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St Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I arrived at the monument pretty close to closing time (5 pm). I had time to walk through the museum and shop, but did not watch the video. However, the ranger gave me a trail guide, and told me that I could slide it under the door when I was done. So, I took my time walking the trail, absorbing... More 

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We spent a couple hours there and enjoyed the whole area. The trails are a great very well kept up. We did it all the trails, movie, demonstrations and all the exbits. It feel everyone should spend sometime there. We spent my sons birthday there by his choice and really enjoyed the whole day there. He was even luck enough... More 

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Fargo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Very nice walk and educational. The water falls are very nice. I enjoyed it very much. The red pipestone and watching it being made into pipes and other items is interesting.

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Chancellor SD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This special place is worth the trip! It is a beautiful place to walk through and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The information center is educational and they have pipe makers working right there during the tourist season.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We drove down to Pipestone for the day and took in the Pipestone National Monument, which is an amazing bargain at $3.00 per person. The park ranger who greeted us in the visitor's center was very friendly, made us aware of various points of interest, and told us that the documentary about the Pipestone quarries would be starting in a... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Never knew too much about native american culture, but this place totally intrigues my curiosity. Native people have been coming here for several centuries to dig up their red stone (pipestone) for their prayer ceremonies. Beautiful walk around the prairie and waterfall, and the cliffs all look like jagged faces. Really cool history here and great little town.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We loved the monument it is a very calm and serene place well worth a visit, the gift shop is well priced and watching the carvers at work making their pipes was awesome

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Address: Address: Pipestone, MN
Phone Number: (507) 825-5464
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Pipestone

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