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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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Sacred place for Native Americans, important to history

This was a beautiful setting and on the walk it was easy to see where ancient people mined the pipestone. a 30 minute movie before the walk provided sufficient context for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful setting and on the walk it was easy to see where ancient people mined the pipestone. a 30 minute movie before the walk provided sufficient context for understanding the value of the place.

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Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place. Interesting museum and live demonstrating pipestone carving. Visit Travis Erickson. He likes to talk about pipe making. He is a great artist and nice person.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Turtle Island is one of the ancient indigenous names of North America. This is a great place to learn about the original peoples and their culture. Walk with respect as you enjoy the museum, the craft demos, and as you view the beautiful stones and landscape in this sacred pilgrimage site.

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Garretson, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is full of history and positive energy. We attend and run sweat lodges there all the time. The people who work there are very nice. If you are interested in Native American Indian Culture you should go.

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Harvard, Nebraska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our family went for the first time and want to go again soon. We were blessed to have a tour by the Keepers Of The Sacred Tradition: Bud Johnston. He shared the story of how the quarries were started, the legends of The Three Maidens and of a woman who is sitting on a rock. There is so much power... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

As archeologists, we've been wanting to visit for many years and it did not disappoint. The Park Service has done a great job maintaining and interpreting this little place that has such a rich history. Do not miss the interpretive walk (about a mile) to see the old quarries, the restored Tallgrass Prairie, the waterfall, and historic inscriptions. It is... More 

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Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We didn't know this national park was here until some friends told us, so on our way, we stopped. There is a visitors center with displays, a movie, a person working on the pipestone & a gift shop. The beauty is outside along a path that takes you to the quarry sites, a waterfall, a man's face etched in the... More 

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Menard, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a great out of the way national monument to stop at. Very, very interesting visitor center with live demonstrations by Native Americans on pipe carving. Bonus: got a national park passport stamp!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I went and thought the trail was great! Well cared for and fun and accessible for most ages. We saw women in heels having no problem. The history of the site is touching and the tradition of pipe making was demonstrated onsite.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The place had a amazing feel the moment we arrived. The staff was very pleasant and exhibit place was superb. Enough parking. Walking trails are the best part. I would definitely recommend this for anyone. Great place

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

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