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Winnewissa Falls

Address: Pipestone, MN
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Pipestone
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Located at the Pipestone National Monument, the name translates to "jealous maiden" from the Sioux...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Located at the Pipestone National Monument, the name translates to "jealous maiden" from the Sioux language.
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The trail from the visitor's center takes you out to the falls and you can climb steps up to the top. Great photo ops. Be sure to go in the visitor's center for the video about the area and carving demonstrations.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The falls were beautiful. We imagined what it might be like to take a shower in those waters. The colors out there in September are amazing. Greens to golds to burnt sienna. White-tail deer everywhere and birds of all sorts.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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301 reviews 301 reviews
144 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Located in Pipestone National Monument Winnewissa Falls is a picture of perfect beauty. While not overly large the falls have all the charm of any lasrge falls in the state. The walk leading to the falls is very picturesque and quite lovely. Well worth the trip to see the falls.

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Pipestone, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Beautiful & peaceful. One of the few places in the USA that material for Peace Pipes come from. Can also purchase locally made American Indian artifacts.

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Pipestone, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Beautiful in spring when the water is running better when covered with a llittle snow & ice in the winter. Bring your camera she's never been the same twice. One of our favorite places to visit serveral times a year.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Not huge, but very pretty. Worth the short walk on a nice path to view. Feels very special to be in this area with it's historical significance

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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132 reviews 132 reviews
66 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This attraction is actually part of Pipestone National Monument. Check out Pipestone National Monument for additional comments.

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Whitby, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Cute little water falls. Very pretty. The pathway takes one above and below the falls providing one with many photo opportunities.

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St. Paul, MN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I had no idea there was a waterfall at Pipestone National Monument and it took my breath away. The rushing water and the deep red stone gives it a unique character. I would like to come back and sit all day on the rock at the top of the falls and watch the water flow and the visitors marvel.

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