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Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone

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4.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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  • The history and scenery is amazing. The hike was very easy and takes you out among the quarries where Native Americans would find the pipestone. These sacred rocks become the pipes used to start the c...  read more »
  • This is an excellent stop. Who knew Indian tribes travelled here to get the sacred red stone from this quarry to fashion pipes for peace and to reach their God. The movie gives much info, the paved pa...  read more »
  • We visited here on our way to the Black Hills. It has a paved path to follow to see both the quarry as well as the park. You'll see a quarry, waterfall, stream, prairie and wooded area on the mile hik...  read more »
  • This national park is a must visit if you are in SW MN. There is so much history to learn and so many interesting things to see as you walk along the trail. There are a few rock formations that look like faces, as well as a spectacular waterfall at the center of the park. As you exit the park you are able to go into a small quarry, which allows you to see what it was like for the native Americans that extracted pipestone rock to carve peace pipes. Go check it out!
  • Really nice place. Fantastic scenery and a beautiful waterfall. Cool suveniors too. Lots of old signitures on rocks. I had a great time visiting this National Monument.
  • Really great park with a cool hiking trail and pretty good park video and interpretive stops talking about the area. Rangers seemed to hate their jobs and weren't as attentive or helpful as other parks. There was and older, larger ranger working at the visitor desk who completely ignored me and my SO and seemed to only care about assisting guests over the age of 55. Visitor center needs more informative, interactive displays.
  • Absolutely Wonder of a display. The walking tour was not to long and beautiful. Bring money, you will most certainly want to get something from the gift shop
  • It was amazing!!! You can't even tell that all of this is there from the main roads!!! It's like a diamond in the rough!!!
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