Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

Plane: Commercial service – located at Sioux Falls, SD -Joe Foss Field airport. 50 miles from Pipestone National Monument. Rental cars are available at the airport. Non-Commercial service – located at Pipestone MN airport. Courtesy car or transit service available to Pipestone National Monument from the airport. Car: Pipestone National Monument is easily accessible from local highways. When you reach the city of Pipestone, road signs will lead you to Pipestone National Monument.

Phone

(507) 825-5464

Activities

HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING

Campground Reservations

Minnesota Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Minnesota Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Minnesota Recreation Areas | Pipestone National Monument Official Website | Pipestone National Monument Map

For countless generations, American Indians have quarried the red pipestone found at this site. These grounds are sacred to many people because the pipestone quarried here is carved into pipes used for prayer. Many believe that the pipe’s smoke carries one’s prayer to the Great Spirit. The traditions of quarrying and pipemaking continue here today.