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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 Site

There was more here to see and do than I expected. I ended up staying about 4 hours. I recommend watching the video first. It is about 20 minutes long and will give you a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
42 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There was more here to see and do than I expected. I ended up staying about 4 hours. I recommend watching the video first. It is about 20 minutes long and will give you a good overview. If it's not playing when you arrive, just ask the rangers and they will start it for you. I also recommend picking up... More 

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Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The National Park Service and did it again. This beautiful landscape and rich story is preserved and protected for all of us see and enjoy. The site has the standard visitor center and museum with clean restrooms, a small gift shop and craftsman demonstrations by Native Americans. A wonderful trail, that is accessible, leads to the pipestone quarry and to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
25 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a magical place with significant meaning for Native American's and I can see why . . . just walking among the rocks was peaceful and relaxing. Granted, we were the only visitors that day and the weather was superb so it added to the experience. I can see why the stone was the material of pipes but also... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The museum is very well done and the nature trail is beautiful, especially the waterfall. We went in winter and it started snowing. Their were amazing ice formations at the base of the waterfall. Winter is a great time to go.

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Springfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Imagine traveling across miles of prairie, only to arrive at a hidden paradise! This is the Pipestone National Monument. The area is steeped in Native American history and it is no wonder, when you see it, why the American Indian was drawn to this location. The Visitor's Center is very informative, and the cultural demonstrators are a wealth of knowledge,... More 

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Locust, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The displays in this location were informative and interesting. The movie was moving. It was wonderful to visit a site people hold to be so sacred.

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Astoria, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were driving west and stayed in Pipestone, MN. While looking at the map we noticed Pipestone National Monument which we had never heard of before. We decided to check it out the next morning. Wow! What a unique place. Seems this is he only place in the nation where pipestone is quarried. The Native Americans have gathered here to... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visited Pipestone National Monument as a side trip to South Dakota. We felt we were so close and we wanted to add Minnesota to our list of states visited so we drove up to the park. It was very interesting to us because we are about 1/2 Okie and very into the Native American artifacts. This was the first... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The trail to the falls is pretty, it is a nice place to stretch your legs on a long road trip. Take the time to watch the twenty minute video and see the demonstrations in the visitor's center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great place to go if you appreciate native american history. Trail is a little short, but the history and landscape is quite impressive.

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