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There is a set of historic buildings in downtown Pipestone made from the quartzite rock

The quartzite rock in the Pipestone National Monument had to be removed to get a the layer of soft... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Park Ridge, Illinois
beautiful buildings

There are many beautiful buildings built 1880-1900. There is a nice civil war statue with the names... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Pamela B
Spearfish, South Dakota
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Downtown area featuring distinctively-designed buildings made of indigenous stone.
Pipestone, MN
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

The quartzite rock in the Pipestone National Monument had to be removed to get a the layer of soft red Pipestone rock. That hard quartzite was used in making several buildings in downtown Pipestone.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobertW2h483MD
Reviewed August 22, 2018

There are many beautiful buildings built 1880-1900. There is a nice civil war statue with the names of those from the county who died in Civil and Spanish-American Wars. It was later in the day so I did not go into the museum or buildings.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pamela B
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to love this town, but there is too much construction, and not much is going on in this small town. The historic hotel is cool, but this town is one to just drive through.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank karynb627
Reviewed April 27, 2018

The area is full of interesting biuldings that have been preserved and designated National Historic Sites. There's an Arts Center in an old Masonic building, animpressive 1904 courthouse, an hotel from the turn of the century made from the local pink and purple stone. There's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nolafan2164
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I visited the courthouse grounds with my great uncle. I saw the tree planted for my mom's first cousin who has been missing since the Vietnam War and I got to see my great great grandfathers name on the civil war memorial in the park....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CoodlasMama
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This is a typical small American town. It has plenty of local history. Many streets here have no stop or yield signs at the intersection of streets. They expect people to respect others.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed June 6, 2017

I love old places like this, the building is one of a kind, old and antique, with a great history which includes a ghost named Charlie. Visit the museums in town and they will be happy to fill you in on the history of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank memyself2015
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Loved this town! The buildings are stunning and everyone was very friendly. The historic museum has a walking tour booklet as well

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The city was beautiful, but not vibrant. We enjoyed our tour of the history center. It is somewhat small, but for $3 a person we felt they did a very nice job conveying the local history. The drive there Was nice as were the people...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank 817deeb
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Pipestone was a very prosperous town in the 1890s, and the historic district shows it in some amazing and beautiful stone buildings. Many have historic plaques that help interpret them, but I wanted a brochure to put it all together--how did they make so much...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank TallyLassy850
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