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Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers

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Beautiful Art!

Lots of historical Native American info , books, and amazing art from local artists. Perfect stop... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Ted B
La Crescenta, California
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Large assortment of Pipestone rock pieces for carving your own pipe or other items. Gracious to... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Tribal non-profit gift shop/gallery and craft classes
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400 N Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone, MN 56164-2240
+1 507-825-3734
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Lots of historical Native American info , books, and amazing art from local artists. Perfect stop for souvenirs- You can also buy some real Pipestone for the kids. Nice place to relax for a few and beat the humidity.

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

The lady working the counter seemed to be a sub and wanted to charge my husband eight dollars for a postcard. It seemed to be a misunderstanding, and she was sorry, but I had to question her about the price twice. And it seemed like...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Bud J, Manager at Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

we run on volunteers and older gal hadn't been there in quite a while, we were out of town the pricing sys is in the middle of being updated because of quikbooks problems!!

Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Large assortment of Pipestone rock pieces for carving your own pipe or other items. Gracious to see and be allowed to linger after store hours

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ki0ki
Reviewed June 8, 2017

It was fun looking at all of the merchandise. The gentleman working the day we visited was very knowledgeable and gave good information about the surrounding area. I purchased a small Pipestone turtle (about the size of a quarter). The peace pipes were wonderful but...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Nice shop with native american merchandise. They have some cheaper native american items such as navajo doll set and also carry pipes (decided to buy the pipes in the national monument as they appeared to be slightly better). But the shop is worth a visit...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Drove back to Pipestone in order to visit shop. Met Bud, one of the founders, who gave us some amazing personal accounts and recommendations to local sites. Bud made our experience one that we will never forget!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

It had been years since we visited this shop in Pipestone and I was amazed at the selection of arts and crafts they now display. You will not find this kind of quality elsewhere. Most items are unique and beautiful, including a wide variety of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Phoebewc261
Reviewed October 31, 2015

If you are anywhere in the area--STOP HERE FOR A VISIT! Bud and Rona (and their helpers) are the real deal. They are down to earth, heart centered people running a quality outfit. The Depot has much to offer in the ways of Native Arts...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank ATX1234
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Very Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable owner / operator. Great Native American art, hand made pipestone artifacts and pipes. Lots of good info about Pipestone area and Native American lore.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Peter R
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Prior to making a soul fulfilled pilgrimage to Pipestone, I was guided to get a sacred pipe. I contacted fellow Keeper, Jim Tree, and he told me to get in touch with Travis Erickson at the monument and Bud/Rona Johnston at the Keepers of the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Spirit7dancer
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