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Pipestone National Monument

Pipestone, MN
(507) 825-5464
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Pipestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Description: Site of quarries used by Plains Indian tribes.
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
104 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The weekend we came there was a civil war re-enactment going on. So there was whole hoards of people dressed in the time periods attire. It was all quite marvelous. All of the tents and and the general vibe of it all made it feel like a time-warp was happening. We hiked out to the falls area and saw all... More

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Seattle
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We have visited this park twice now. We love the open prairie. The walking trails are not long, but you get to see the prairie, quarry, rocks, streams and a lovely waterfall. Well worth the walk. The visitor center was well done to explain the history of Pipestone. We highly recommend you see the 20 minute video explaining the history... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Some of my favorite memories of Pipestone are the early morning walks to and through the Pipestone National Monument. Winding walking trails take you through the scenic old quarries and past a waterfall. A perfect way to start the day!

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minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Be sure you watch the movie as you enter the building! It will give you an understanding and appreciation for what you will see in the park. The demonstrators are wonderful and so glad to answer questions or talk about their craft and tribal history. I was disappointed that the south trail was closed (where you can see the actual... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

If you are in the area, please do not pass up the opportunity to visit Pipestone. It is a national park that includes a 3/4 mike walking trail around some ancient American Indian quarries used to mine for the stone used to carve peace pipes. At only $3.00 per adult, definitely worth your time and $. On a related note,... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was so amazing and so full of history. We / I suggest you view the film before you walk along the path. The scenery was out of this world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The four hour drive from Minneapolis to Pipestone was absolutely worth it. The setting of the park feels miles away from things when you get on the trails. I saw so many wild flowers that I have never seen. The waterfall, prairie plants and birds and, of course, the history and current site of the park for mining of pipestone... More

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Northfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We really enjoyed this stop. We watched the short film in the theater before walking out to see the pipestone. The movie was informative and helped us to understand the significance of the area. The short hike out to the waterfall past the pipestone quarry was so beautiful. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon and see some... More

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a welcomed stop from our long day of driving. We went there for a place to stretch our legs but found a place to also stretch our minds. The video was very informative, as was the stone carver. We enjoyed the short hike and tried to imagine how special this place was to the native Americans and is... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I liked seeing where Pipestone came from and visiting with the people who carve the stone into pipes.

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